Ready in under 20, this zesty tangle of all the good things has become our go-to studio lunch. Finish with a light shower of cheese or a milky burrata orb.

One Pan Perfect by Donna Hay is out now, published by Fourth Estate, RRP: £25

Simple Super Greens Pasta


400g dried wholemeal (whole-wheat) pasta

¼ cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil

4 cloves garlic, sliced

1 long red chilli, sliced

5 cups (175g) firmly packed shredded kale leaves

2 zucchini (courgette), grated

2½ cups (60g) baby spinach leaves

½ cup (60g) sauerkraut 

⅓ cup (18g) shredded mint leaves

1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind

sea salt and cracked black pepper

buffalo mozzarella, burrata or finely grated parmesan and lemon wedges, to serve


Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water for 8 minutes or until al dente. Drain, reserving 1 cup (250ml) pasta water, and set aside. 

Return the saucepan to medium heat and add the oil, garlic and chilli. Cook for 2–3 minutes or until the garlic is soft. Add the kale and zucchini and cook, stirring for 3 minutes or until the kale has wilted. 

Add the spinach, sauerkraut, mint, lemon rind, salt and pepper and stir through. Add the pasta and toss to combine, adding a generous splash of the reserved pasta water if needed. 

Serve the pasta with buffalo mozzarella, burrata or parmesan, and a squeeze of lemon. Serves 4

Sauerkraut is a masterstroke of flavour in these pasta bowls. 

Photography: Chris Court
Recipe and styling: Donna Hay