• In a large bowl, combine ground sirloin, grated mushrooms, 1/4 cup of the Parmesan, the bread crumbs, egg and 1/4 tsp each of the salt and pepper. With wet hands, roll into 3/4- to 1-inch meatballs (about 54). In a 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat 1 tbsp of the oil over medium-high heat.

  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add ziti and cook 10 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water.

  • Once oil is hot, add half the meatballs. Cook 4 minutes, turning until browned all over. Transfer to a plate and add remaining 1 tbsp oil to skillet. Cook remaining meatballs and remove to plate.

  • Reduce heat in skillet to medium and add kale, garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook 2 minutes. Stir in chicken broth, reserved pasta water and remaining 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper. Cook 2 more minutes. Stir ziti into skillet.

  • In a large bowl, combine meatballs and pasta mixture with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan. Gently toss to combine. Serve with additional grated Parmesan, if using.

Nutrition Facts

497 calories; 12 g total fat; 83 mg cholesterol; 517 mg sodium. 66 g carbohydrates; 31 g protein;