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Creamy pesto & kale pasta served in a bowl

Creamy pesto & kale pasta

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • 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

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
low inkcal428
fat13g
saturates3g
carbs55g
sugars6g
fibre11g
protein17g
salt0.7g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 2 red onions , thinly sliced
  • 300g kale
  • 300g wholemeal pasta (penne or mafalda work well)
  • 4 tbsp reduced-fat soft cheese
  • 4 tbsp fresh pesto or vegetarian alternative

Method

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 2

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

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2020

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