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A white plate with kale pesto pasta on it, topped with chopped pistachios.
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Kale Pesto Pasta

An easy lunch or dinner you can throw together in a matter of minutes. Simply make the pesto and toss it with some noodles.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 4 servings


  • 2/3 cup kale pesto
  • 8 oz pasta - any variety
  • 1/2 cup reserved pasta water
  • freshly grated parmesan for topping
  • chopped pistachios - for garnish


  • Make the kale pesto by processing the kale pesto ingredients in a food processor. 
  • Cook pasta in salted water. Once al dente drain the water, making sure to reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta water. 
  • Place the pasta back in the pot and stir in the kale pesto. Slowly stir in some of the reserved pasta water, just enough to moisten the noodles and create a smooth sauce with the pesto. (Could also use a tablespoon or so of olive oil in leui of the pasta water).
  • Divide the pasta amongst bowls, top with fresh parmesan and chopped pistachios. Serve immediately. 


Calories: 411kcal (21%), Carbohydrates: 47g (16%), Protein: 11g (22%), Fat: 20g (31%), Saturated Fat: 3g (15%), Cholesterol: 3mg (1%), Sodium: 245mg (10%), Potassium: 321mg (9%), Fiber: 2g (8%), Sugar: 2g (2%), Vitamin A: 30600IU (612%), Vitamin C: 38mg (46%), Calcium: 109mg (11%), Iron: 1mg (6%)