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Kale Pasta Recipe

If you’re looking for meatless meals, here is a kale pasta recipe to try. Before you run away at the mention of “kale,” know that this pasta recipe has good flavor.

You don’t have to be the biggest fan of kale to enjoy this dinner. Give it a shot.

Pasta, kale, and other veggies in a skillet.

Kale – One of the Superfoods

Sometimes if I don’t like something, I can trick myself into tolerating it if I know it’s great for me. Kale is one of those foods. I don’t hate kale, but it’s not something I dream of and try to summon into an empty fridge.

Mind trickery is definitely a big part of adding kale to my diet. Mike is the same way. He’ll ask me every time I put a food he doesn’t love on his plate — why is this good for me again?

A quick google search will give you all the benefits of kale. The nutrient that motivates me to eat kale is lutein.

We have a lot of eye issues in the family, so we love to load up on any vitamins and minerals that help eye health. The dark, leafy green also packs quite a punch of protein and fiber per serving.

If you’re looking for another meatless pasta recipe with a kick, try this Gigi Hadid pasta. Enjoy trying the supermodel’s viral recipe for pasta with a spicy vodka sauce!

Meatless pasta recipe with kale in a skillet.

After that reminder, let’s smother some kale in a creamy sauce with pasta, shall we? 😉

Add some chicken breast or ground sausage if you don’t want this pasta dish meatless.

Skillet Dinner Ideas:

Yield: 4 people

Kale Pasta Recipe

kale pasta recipe

A tasty way to add kale to your diet. Add this kale pasta recipe to your meatless meal ideas. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup onions, chopped
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 8 ounces bowtie pasta
  • 3 cups kale, chopped
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • salt and pepper


  1. In a large skillet add oil, garlic, and onions and heat over medium heat until onions are tender. 
  2. Add tomatoes, broth, and pasta and heat until pasta is tender, about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Stir in cream and kale and heat another 1-2 minutes or until heated through. 
  4. Season with salt and pepper and top with shredded cheese before serving. 


The tomatoes used are called wild wonders gourmet medley tomatoes. They come in a package with all the colors of tomatoes shown. 

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 242Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 667mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 4gSugar: 7gProtein: 10g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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Kale pasta dinner in a skillet topped with Parmesan cheese.

Would your family enjoy this kale pasta recipe? 

Lindsey G

Friday 5th of October 2018

This looks amazing - my kids love bowtie pasta so I think I could totally get them to love this!


Wednesday 3rd of October 2018

I'll take it! I can't find a way to really enjoy kale, but paired with this recipe I think I could enjoy it!


Saturday 15th of September 2018

Looks so yummy and pretty healthy! Great family meal! Thanks for sharing !


Friday 7th of September 2018

Delicious! I used heavy cream instead of half and half because I like it creamy. What a wonderful flavor combination. Yum.


Friday 7th of September 2018

Good idea! We will try that next time. Thank you!


Wednesday 5th of September 2018

This looks amazing! I can't wait to try it.

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