Pasta with Kale, Cheese and Black Pepper

Pasta with Kale, Cheese and Black Pepper

Every Mom needs a back-pocket recipe that’€™s both quick and wholesome, this pasta dish fits the bill perfectly.

You’ll Need

  • 1 box of whole-wheat or regular spaghetti
  • ½ bunch kale, washed and cut into ribbons (stems and centre ribs removed)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups grated Parmesan
  • Fresh ground black pepper

Prep and Cook

  • 1
    Boil the spaghetti in salted boiling water.
  • 2
    While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a skillet set over medium heat and add the kale. Cook for a minute or two, or until the kale is slightly wilted. Lower the heat to avoid turning the kale crispy.
  • 3
    When the pasta is done, reserve 1/3 cup of the water, and drain the rest. Add the cooked pasta, cheese and about 15 grinds of black pepper to the skillet with the kale.
  • 4
    Take the reserved pasta water and add a tablespoon or two to the pan, stirring the ingredients as you do. Add more water if the “sauce” is too thick. Cook until the cheese is completely melted.
  • 5
    Serve immediately and top with more ground pepper and Parmesan cheese if desired.

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