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kale pesto pasta

Kale Pesto Pasta

Author: Maddy & JD - Them Bites
Vibrant and bright kale pesto combines with the liquid gold that is pasta water to make a creamy, beautiful vegetarian pasta dish.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 425 kcal


  • 1 Cheese grater
  • 1 Large Pot


  • 1 Kale pesto
  • ½ lb spaghetti
  • 1 tb butter
  • ¼ cup freshly grated parmesan
  • kosher salt and pepper

Recipe Instructions

  • Place a large pot of generously salted water over high heat, and bring to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook until al dente according to package instructions.
  • Ladle out a cup of the hot pasta water and set aside. Then drain the pasta and return it to a dry pot with 1 tb of butter.
  • Add the kale pesto, a splash of the pasta water, and the grated parmesan cheese. Toss until all the pasta is coated, adding more pasta water as needed to loosen the sauce and make it creamy. Serve immediately.


This Air Fryer Pork Loin recipe would pair very well with this!


Calories: 425kcalCarbohydrates: 85gProtein: 15gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 15mgPotassium: 263mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 12IUCalcium: 32mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Kale and basil pesto, Kale pasta sauce, Kale Pesto, Kale pesto pasta, Kale Pesto Recipe, Kale sauce pasta
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