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Garlic Parmesan Kale Pasta

Quick, easy, delicious, healthy! What more could you want? Garlic parmesan kale pasta is the perfect go-to side dish for any meal because it is so simple and it takes care of your veggies AND starch!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8


  • 1 lb kale
  • 1 lb angel hair pasta
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Red pepper flakes to taste (optional)


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, add in pasta and cook until al dente (about 7 minutes). Drain pasta in a colander and mix in a little bit of olive oil. Return to pot.
  2. While pasta is cooking, pull the kale leaves from the stems and tear into small 1- to 2-inch pieces. Rinse kale under cool running water and allow to drain.
  3. Add the olive oil, butter and garlic to a large skillet. Cook over medium heat for about 1-2 minutes, until the garlic is fragrant and soft.
  4. Add the kale and continue to sauté for about 5-7 minutes until the kale is wilted and turned a deep green color. Remove from heat.
  5. Add sautéed kale to drained pasta and toss together. Allow to cool for a bit (so to not melt the Parmesan).
  6. Season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes (optional) to your liking. Toss in Parmesan cheese to coat the noodles and serve warm.