Tessemae's SpaghettiYou’ve heard the benefits of eating kale, but you just aren’t sure how to incorporate it into a family-friendly dish! Well, how about adding it into this simple and healthful whole wheat pasta dish, topped with fresh Pecorino cheese!

Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Pecorino, Pepper and Kale


12 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti
1/3 cup Tessemae’s Cracked Pepper Dressing
1 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
4 cups loosely packed baby kale
Coarse salt


Cook spaghetti in a large pot of salted boiling water according to the box. Before draining, reserve about ½ cup of the pasta water.

Return drained spaghetti to the pot and toss with Tessemae’s Cracked Pepper Dressing and half of the Pecorino cheese. Add half of the pasta water, then remaining Pecorino and continue to toss. Add more pasta water if needed to loosen. Fold in the kale.

Serve pasta topped with more pecorino and a drizzle of Tessemae’s Cracked Pepper Dressing.

*Recipe and image courtesy of Tessemae’s.*