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Easy Recipe : Kale and Pasta

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Disclosure : Whole Foods Market La Jolla provided us with our ingredients.

My good friends over at Whole Foods Market La Jolla let me know that it was National Kale day earlier this month (who knew?!) – so of course we had to celebrate!  My husband didn’t even know what kale was a year ago and now he totally loves it – which is super awesome because kale is so good for you!  We will share a couple recipes with Kale this month in honor of National Kale day!  This Easy Recipe Kale and Pasta, is adapted from Budget Bytes (I seriously LOVE Budget Bytes and you should totally follow her!)

kale pasta easy recipe

So are you ready for a super easy, healthy, and inexpensive recipe? Well this is it!

Kale Whole Wheat Pasta – Easy Recipe Kale and Pasta


A few leaves of kale – cut leaves off the stalk (throw out the stalk) – cut leaves into bite size pieces

Cherry Tomatoes

One package of pasta – we used whole wheat Linguine (I think whole wheat pasta tastes AMAZING with kale!)

Fresh garlic (two or three cloves)


Olive Oil

Parmesan Cheese

Pumpkin Seeds

Salt & Pepper

OK – so this is SO easy and my husband was all “This is super good, like it tastes like something I would order at a restaurant.”  For real.  So check out how simple this is…..

  • Cook pasta according to instructions.
  • Crush fresh garlic into a pan and saute in butter for a couple minutes
  • Add in kale and cook with butter and garlic for about 5 – 10 minutes – until it gets all wilty and delicious
  • Mix drained pasta in with cooked kale (heat is turned off)
  • mix in halved cherry tomatoes
  • drizzle in olive oil (your preference)
  • dash in salt & pepper (your preference)
  • toss in pumpkin seeds


Start to finish – this recipe took about 20 minutes!  Make a big batch – it reheats beautifully (my hubby took it to work for lunch – that beats a drive thru – yummier, healthier, and WAY less expensive!)

Seriously, pin this and add it to your regular rotation! It is so delicious and so easy peasy! Are you following Catching Up With Kate on Pinterest yet? I sure wish you were!

Until Next Time ~ Kate
9 Responses
  1. Except for the kale (I HATE KALE! Help me!), that looks fantastic. I could probably make it with spinach, right?

    • Kate says:

      Deb it would be super good with spinach too – but probably wouldn’t need as long to cook. That being said – have you tried Baby Kale? It is REALLY good and not quite a bitter, you might like it =)

  2. Kate says:

    I am obsessed with Kale too recently – my hubby only just got on board – he tolerated it in smoothies, but that was about it – now he REQUESTS this! Go figure!

  3. Kristene Hanson says:

    I have a love for Kale and this sounds SOO amazing. Gonna have to try this! Even my kids love Kale!

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  5. Mama Mary says:

    This looks amazing. Kale Mary will be trying this soon!

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