Kale Pasta

My Kale Pasta recipe lets just a couple of good ingredients shine.  It is proof that sometimes simple is the best.

Good day friends!

As you are reading this I’m hopefully back from the Bahamas and on a plane to Chicago!  I’m heading there as a guest of NOW Foods to learn more what they do and also meet some other fabulous bloggers.  I’m beyond excited.  It’s been a bit of a whirlwind, but I could not miss this great opportunity!

In the meantime I want to share with you one of my favorite recipes…. my Kale Pasta recipe!  I created this during an ice storm a few years ago when my fridge was nearly bare and I couldn’t make it to the store.  Over time I’ve tweaked it and it’s now on regular rotation in the Wunder household.

This dish is simple, beautiful and tasty!  Plus it has some brand new pretty pictures to go with it. 🙂

The highlights of this Kale Pasta recipe are kale, high quality pasta, parsley, lemon and parmesan!    I’ve started even stirring a big scoop of greek yogurt into it at the end to make it creamy.

However, you could easily make this dairy free by using vegan butter (or omit it altogether) and leaving off the parmesan and greek yogurt.  It’s nice, but the dish is still good without it.

These are all things I always keep on hand in my fridge and suggest you do to!  It’s the perfect fast dinner.

I think I love it so much because it’s kind of healthy… kind of comfort food.  The pasta is so nice and cozy but the huge heaps of kale still provide lots of vitamins.

Pasta is something I enjoy in moderation and feel most of you can too.  There are so many great options these days that even include protein!

My Kale Pasta recipe may have been a unplanned originally, but now it is worthy of a top spot my your regular dinner rotation… and I hope yours too.

Wish me luck traveling!

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  3. Miz Helen May 9, 2017 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    What a great bowl of goodness, I love the combination with the Kale and Pasta! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen
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  4. Annmarie May 5, 2017 at 10:36 am - Reply

    Kale in pasta is my JAM. This looks delicious!
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  5. Emily May 5, 2017 at 9:57 am - Reply

    I love those recipes that totally aren’t officially planned, but they turn out delicious. Piles of delicious pasta are always so good.
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    • JulieWunder May 13, 2017 at 11:32 am - Reply

      Yes– sometimes those are the best! Thanks Emily.

  6. i could see this pasta happening except that i have a ton of spinach that i need to get rid of.
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  7. vicki May 1, 2017 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    I love pasta with some greens… I bet the lemon really brightens this up. Looks delish!

  8. Diatta @ Femme Fitale Fit Club March 10, 2015 at 7:56 am - Reply

    My 2 favorite things – kale and pasta MEETING in a single dish. And with a dash of red pepper flakes – heaven I am sure.
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  9. Pragati // Simple Medicine March 9, 2015 at 8:10 am - Reply

    I love adding kale to pasta – it’s the perfect way to add greens and fiber.
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  10. Tina muir March 9, 2015 at 7:25 am - Reply

    Julie, this looks delicious! I love the idea of using kale in pasta, and glad you were able to get creative with things, and find one that worked! Thanks for joining us again today 🙂
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  11. Madeline St Onge March 7, 2015 at 9:44 am - Reply

    OK you got me hooked on the Kale salad you posted and now I need to try this 😉 I ALWAYS have pasta and some beans on hand in the pantry so I will never go hungry LOL
    Have a great weekend

  12. Lean Lena March 4, 2015 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    This recipe looks and sounds absolutely amazing! I’m pinning and cooking it on the next pasta night 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing it with the Tasty Tuesday this week, Julie 🙂
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  13. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction March 4, 2015 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    Simple really is best sometimes! Love pasta dishes like this!
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  14. Farrah March 4, 2015 at 5:10 am - Reply

    I feel ya on not wanting to go to grocery stores right before inclement weather kicks in. It always makes me think the apocalypse is upon us. ._.

    Love how quick, simple and delicious this recipe looks! 😀 I need to go get kale!
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  15. Chaitali March 3, 2015 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Sounds delicious! I love kale and love pasta but don’t think I’ve ever combined them.
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    • JulieWunder March 3, 2015 at 9:14 pm - Reply

      Thanks Chaitali! It is kind of a match made in foodie heaven! Thanks for stopping by today! Hope to see you again soon.
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  16. Gingi March 3, 2015 at 11:38 am - Reply

    I’ve been seeing so many awesome kale recipes! It’s making me fall in love with this veggie! <3 – http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com
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  17. Jaime March 3, 2015 at 10:17 am - Reply

    I can totally get on board with this recipe. It sounds so great! (And will even better tomorrow when we hit 70 degrees.)
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  18. MaryBeth at The Thrive Blog March 3, 2015 at 10:07 am - Reply

    I love a good pasta! Especially, with lemon!

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    • JulieWunder March 3, 2015 at 9:12 pm - Reply

      Me too! I think the lemon adds so much flavor without extra fat.
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  19. Joanna @Makingmine March 3, 2015 at 9:26 am - Reply

    Wow – this is a beautiful dish! Sounds like a perfect combo!
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    • JulieWunder March 3, 2015 at 9:11 pm - Reply

      Thanks Joanna! Healthy kale…not so healthy pasta. It is all about balance :-
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  20. Blane Sherer March 3, 2015 at 9:25 am - Reply

    Very nice and resourceful.

  21. Emilie March 3, 2015 at 9:17 am - Reply

    I love all of your recipes! Kale is so abundant this time of year (it’s one of very few veggies that does well in the cold Connecticut winter) so we have been eating a lot of it lately. I bet the red pepper flakes really stand out in this dish.
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    • JulieWunder March 3, 2015 at 9:10 pm - Reply

      It does! It is just a nice pop of heat without being overwhelming. It goes well with the lemon too.
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  22. This looks awesome. I’ve made something similar but used goat cheese instead….so good!
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  23. Jess @hellotofit March 3, 2015 at 7:56 am - Reply

    Mm this looks so yummy! Staples for me are milk, lemons, chickpeas, butter, eggs…sounds random haha!
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    • JulieWunder March 3, 2015 at 9:09 pm - Reply

      Oddly sounds like my staples! Lemons are always on my list.
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  24. Yum super easy and I love kale these days! I usually have those ingredients around the house.
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    • JulieWunder March 3, 2015 at 9:09 pm - Reply

      Me too! I’ve been picking up a big bunch at the store each week.
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  25. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie March 3, 2015 at 7:30 am - Reply

    This is exactly my kinda pasta! I love minimal ingredients for a pasta dish so that the pasta and the added flavors can really be the star.
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    • JulieWunder March 3, 2015 at 9:08 pm - Reply

      It makes me remember how fabulous just pasta really is! haha!
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  26. Susie @ SuzLyfe March 3, 2015 at 7:15 am - Reply

    This is really similar in terms of flavor to how I steam my kale! salt, garlic powder and lemon juice then put the top over it–sooooo good.
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  27. Amber March 3, 2015 at 6:45 am - Reply

    1. this looks amazing
    2. i cannot believe you make/photograph posts that far in advanced!
    I don’t plan out posts, more like, I make something, if I get a good photo and eat it, then i can post it, if I remember, #worstbloggerever 🙂
    your photos are beautiful!
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    • JulieWunder March 3, 2015 at 9:01 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much! I’ve worked so hard to try to make my photos better.
      I’m sure you are not the worst blogger ever 🙂
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  28. Julie Bantin March 3, 2015 at 5:34 am - Reply

    This looks divine. I’ll have to try it soon. I love kale.
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    • JulieWunder March 3, 2015 at 8:55 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much Julie! I love kale too. It is vitamin rich and versatile.
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