Mostaccioli with Kale, Chickpeas, and Oven-Dried Tomatoes

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Use grape or cherry tomatoes in a variety of colors. To go with the Tuscan kale, choose a Tuscan cheese as well, if possisble.


Step 1

Cook the Barilla® pasta for half the time indicated on the package. Drain pasta and drizzle with some olive oil to prevent from sticking. Place pasta flat on sheet trays or hotel pans and cool in a blast chiller. Alternatively, cool it down in a walk-in cooler. Store in zip lock bags or sealed plastic container; refrigerate and use within several hours.

Step 2

For each serving, to order: Heat some oil and saute a pinch of rosemary and garlic for 1 minute. Add 2 Tbsp chickpeas and a handful of kale and saute to wilt. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Meanwhile, reheat about 1 cup pasta in simmering water. Drain and add it the the kale pan with a splash of water to make a sauce. Stir in 2 Tbsp tomatoes and toss to combine. Plate and garnish with 1 Tbsp cheese and a drizzle of oil.


  • 3 lb. Barilla Mostaccioli
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 3 lb. Tuscan black kale, steamed and thinly sliced
  • 3 pints grape or cherry tomatoes, oven dried
  • 3 cups grated pecorino
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Chef Recommended Cuts
  • Campanelle
  • Mostacciolla
  • Orecchiette
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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container serving

Amount Per Serving
Calories 351
Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 6mg
Sodium 170mg
Total Carbohydrate 53g
Dietary Fiber 9g
Sugars 5g
Protein 13g

Vitamin A 112%
Vitamin C 80%
Calcium 14%
Iron 17%
Allergy Information:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Please note: for the purpose of the nutritional assessment, total sodium does not include salt added to the cooking water. When salt is listed "as needed" in the ingredient list, 1 tsp total is included in the analysis.