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Kale Pasta Recipe

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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.

Skillet pasta recipe with kale

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.

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.

More 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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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. 

Notes

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

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1/4

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

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