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You didn’t think I froze all of the slow roasted tomatoes, right? As I was filling jars I was dreaming of this recipe for Roasted Tomato Pasta with Kale and Mozzarella: penne pasta in a rich sauce of roasted tomatoes and tender kale topped with melting mozzarella.

Penne with Slow Roasted Tomatoes Kale and Mozzarella in a white bowl

If you’ve already roasted the tomatoes, the hardest part of this Roasted Tomato Pasta is boiling pasta. If you haven’t roasted tomatoes, then you’ll have to open a can of roasted tomatoes (or make your own Fire Roasted Tomatoes). Either way, you’ll have dinner – or a really nice lunch – on the table in 15 minutes flat.

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Roasted Tomato Pasta with Kale and Mozzarella

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Calories: 513
Servings: 4 people
I’ve called for canned tomatoes, but Slow Roasted Tomatoes also work wonderfully in this recipe. 


  • 10 ounces penne or other short pasta
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil plus more for drizzling
  • 1 large shallot coarsely chopped
  • 29 ounce can fire roasted crushed tomatoes such as Muir Glen
  • 1 bunch Lacinato kale sliced crosswise into thin ribbons
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 ounces mozzarella shredded


  • Cook penne according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shallots; cook and stir until shallots begin to soften, about 1 minute. Add tomatoes and kale; cook and stir until most of the liquid from the tomatoes has evaporated and kale is tender.
  • Drain pasta and add directly into tomato mixture; stir to combine. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Divide pasta mixture into two serving bowls and drizzle with olive oil. Divide mozzarella evenly over bowls and serve.


Calories: 513kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 479mg | Potassium: 1134mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 7375IU | Vitamin C: 100.4mg | Calcium: 329mg | Iron: 4.8mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Joan says:

    I liked this a lot, but a little too spicy for me. I used 2 smaller cans of tomatoes and next time I would use one fire roasted and one plain.
    Really easy and quick.

    1. Marissa Stevens says:

      Hi Joan! Interesting about the spice – I don’t think of fire roasted tomatoes being spicy. But I’m glad you have a plan to make it just right for you next time. 🙂

  2. Ido Abdan says:

    5 stars
    i love this recipe for a hearty lunch or dinner. absolutely delicious! 10/10

    1. Marissa says:

      Thanks so much, Ido!

  3. Tess @ Tips on Life and Love says:

    I love this recipe! I know I’d try and save this for lunch the next day, but this looks too good for that to happen.

  4. Eileen says:

    So beautiful! I’m super glad to see all the kale popping up lately. Such a great addition for a hearty yet quick pasta dinner.

  5. Ali @ Inspiralized says:

    What an absolutely beautiful bowl of pasta! This has two of my favorite ingredients – kale and tomatoes! Yum, thanks for sharing – great blog!