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Creamy Kale Pasta


  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 1x

Description

This Creamy Kale Pasta is fresh, easy, and DELICIOUS. Chewy bowtie pasta, coated in a light, salty, barely-creamy sauce, flecked with red pepper flakes and little bits of tender sautéed garlic kale.


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Ingredients

For the Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup packed parsley
  • 1/4 cup packed basil
  • 2 tablespoons capers or pitted olives
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • juice and zest of half a lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

For the Pasta:

  • 8 ounces farfalle
  • 2 tablespoons butter or vegan butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 stalks kale, stems removed, leaves chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup white wine, reserved cooking water, broth, or any combination 
  • lemon juice, red pepper flakes, and Parmesan to finish (omit Parmesan if vegan)

Instructions

  1. Make the sauce: Pulse all sauce ingredients together until mostly smooth. (The sauce will be very salty. That’s okay, it’ll tone down once it mixes with everything.)
  2. Prep the pasta: Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  3. Cook down the kale: While the pasta is cooking, melt the butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the garlic; sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add the kale; sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add the wine, water, or broth; let it sizzle out for a minute.
  4. Finish: Add drained, cooked pasta and sauce. Toss to combine. Season to taste with Parmesan, lemon, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper. Fast, easy, yum.

Notes

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  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: kale pasta, creamy kale pasta, vegetarian pasta, vegan pasta