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Escarole with Spaghetti

The food that we grew up with was simple and delicious.  That food today is considered “gourmet” in many circles and quite “pricey” to eat out.  Mom would love to know she was a “gourmet” of the kitchen.


1 head of escarole – cleaned and cut
5 cloves of garlic chopped
1 pint of grape tomatoes – halved
3 tablespoons of raisins – chopped
1 cup chicken broth
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. black pepper
¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 lb. of your favorite spaghetti or macaroni
Fresh grated Romano or Parmesan cheese

Heat a large frying pan with the olive oil.  Carefully add the escarole, garlic and grape tomatoes and raisins.  Cover slightly and let simmer until the escarole gently wilts.

Add the chicken broth and continue to gently simmer on low.  Add the seasonings.

Prepare the spaghetti as directed.

Add the drained spaghetti to the pan of escarole the tablespoon of honey and toss.

Plate the spaghetti and top with a drizzle of olive oil, dash of red pepper flakes and freshly grated Romano or Parmesan cheese.

Enjoy with Love,



  1. Pasta! My favorite dish. This looks yummy Catherine.

    Have a fabulous day and a wonderful Halloween too. ♥♥♥

  2. Hi Catherine , two words describe this dish , yummy and delicious , love pasta . Happy Halloween , thanks for sharing :)

  3. I like very much this spaghetti Catherine!!
    Very tasty and light!!

  4. Looks great!! Thanks for linking up to Wake Up Wednesdays!!

  5. What a tasty recipe !Happy Halloween Catherine ! Blessings, a hug...

  6. We ate so much escarole in our house when I was a kid, Catherine that the only way I knew how to say it was in Italian! I still do:) This is one of my favorite ways. My mother would be very surprised to learn she too was a "gourmet." I guess that would make my father a Chef because he made an escarole soup that I still dream about today:)

    Thanks for sharing, Catherine...

  7. This pasta dish sounds really good. Not eating a lot of different Italian dishes I was surprised at the raisins (which I love). I bet their sweetness is delicious with the pasta. Thank you for sharing on the Four Seasons Blog Hop! have a great weekend!

  8. It's a super tasty meal
    We looooooove pasta (especially my husband)

  9. Hi Catherine,
    What a lovely presentation for this delicious dish! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. You always know how to add a unique touch to a classic recipe!


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