#SRC: Creamy Kale Pasta

It is time for a new Secret Recipe Club post and this month I have been assigned to the Pajama Chef. The Pajama Chef is Sarah, a 28 year old academic librarian with a passion for running. She is also very organized: she plans her meals a week ahead. I on the other hand am lucky if I plan the meals for the day in the morning!

Creamy Kale Pasta

In that spirit, I started browsing Sarah’s blog about 30 minutes after I should have had lunch. I wanted to choose one of her many kale recipes. You have to know, I have a difficult relation with kale. I know it is healthy, but I am really not a fan. Too tough and chewy. And too many fibers! But I know I should have it once in a while, so I am always on the look for good and new recipes.

Long story short I stumbled on her Creamy Shells and Yogurt and I was sold. It turned out pretty good. Kale is still not may favorite thing, but the pasta was pretty delicious!

#SRC: Creamy Kale Pasta

Ingredients

  • 3 oz. pasta (I used cellentani)
  • 4 leaves kale
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 2 tbsp grated pecorino
  • 3 sprigs mint
  • salt
  • black pepper

Directions

  1. Start boiling the water.
  2. Meanwhile clean wash the kale, rip the leaves from the tough stem and cut into thin ribbons.
  3. Mix the egg, with the yogurt, the grated pecorino, the mint and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. When the water boils, salt it and add the pasta to the boiling water. Depending on how tough you like your kale, put it in the boiling water together with the pasta or as late as 30 seconds before draining it.
  5. Drain the pasta and the kale and add it to the bowl where you prepared the egg sauce.
  6. Enjoy warm

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10 Responses to #SRC: Creamy Kale Pasta

  1. Ramona says:

    Wow… that is one healthy and delicious looking pasta. I love finding ways to add kale into my diet. :)

  2. Anna says:

    I’ve heard a lot about how good kale is for you, but I haven’t tried it. I don’t really know what to do with it. This pasta looks like a good place to start. Then I’ll have to run over and check out the rest of Sarah’s kale recipes for inspiration.

  3. Stephanie says:

    If you do want to persist with kale, there are some more tender varieties than the usually curly grocery store kind… I used to grow the Black Tuscan kind, and it was actually best after a light frost.

    Nice recipe, though!

  4. I admire your perseverance in eating something you don’t like because it’s good for you. I love how the kale cooks in the same pot as the pasta.

  5. Love kale :) Absolutely delicious

  6. woohoo, thanks for trying a kale dish! it’s crazy how many i have. i just love kale :) i’m glad you enjoyed the pasta!

  7. Looks delicious…simple too!

  8. Leigh says:

    You can’t go wrong with those ingredients. Yum!

  9. I just love kale. This pasta looks like something I’d really enjoy.

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