Creamy pesto & kale pasta served in a bowl

Creamy pesto & kale pasta

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 4

Enjoy our creamy pesto and kale pasta as a tasty and nutritious supper. Make it with just a handful of ingredients and storecupboard staples

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal428
  • fat13g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs55g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre11g
  • protein17g
  • salt0.7g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

  • 2 red onions, thinly sliced
  • 300g kale
    Kale

    Kale

    kay-el

    A member of the cabbage family, kale comes in two forms: kale, which has smooth leaves, and…

  • 300g wholemeal pasta (penne or mafalda work well)
    Pasta

    Pasta

    pah-stah

    Pasta is the Italian name for Italy's version of a basic foodstuff which is made in many…

  • 4 tbsp reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 4 tbsp fresh pesto or vegetarian alternative
    Pesto

    Pesto

    Pess-toh

    Pesto is a generic Italian name for any sauce made by pounding ingredients together.

    The…

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium heat. Fry the onions for 10 mins until softened and beginning to caramelise. Add the kale and 100ml water, then cover and cook for 5 mins more, or until the kale has wilted.

  2. Cook the pasta following pack instructions. Drain, reserving a little of the cooking water. Toss the pasta with the onion mixture, cream cheese and pesto, adding a splash of the reserved cooking water to loosen, if needed. Season.

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