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Pasta with Kale

Make your pasta a little greener by adding some kale to it. This delicious vegetarian dish sautés onions until tender, then adds a little kale and Parmesan for a pasta dish that is so good it will make you love your veggies.

Serves 4
Ready in 35 mins
Prep time 20 mins
Cooking time 15 mins
147 calories per serving


> 4 oz short whole-wheat pasta (ziti, penne, rotini, etc.)
> 1/2 lb fresh kale
> 1 tsp olive oil
> 1/4 cup minced onion
> 1 cup water
> 4 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
> ground black pepper to taste


Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and keep warm.
While pasta cooks, trim center ribs from kale leaves and chop leaves into thin ribbons.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute onion until tender, then add kale and 1 cup water. Cover and reduce heat, let simmer about 10 minutes or until kale is tender.
Add kale to pasta and toss together. Sprinkle each serving with 1 tablespoon of Parmesan and add pepper to taste.

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