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pesto kale pasta in a large frying pan with serving spoon.
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5 from 3 votes

Easy Garlic Kale Pasta

Try this quick and easy garlic kale pasta with pesto to incorporate super greens into your diet. A perfect and healthy recipe for cooking during busy times.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Lunch / Dinner
Cuisine: Italian Inspired
Servings: 4
Calories: 262kcal


  • 5-6 oz fresh kale chopped
  • 3 cups raw pasta
  • 2-3 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoon basil pesto
  • 1 teaspoon cooking oil
  • 1 medium roma tomato diced (optional)
  • salt and pepper


  • Cook pasta according to instructions given on the packet. Drain and keep it aside.
  • Heat cooking oil in a large frying pan.
  • Add chopped garlic and cook until fragrant for about 30-40 seconds.
  • Then add fresh kale and saute for 3-4 min or until the raw taste goes away..
  • Now add cooked pasta to the kale and mix everything well. Gently stir the mixture for 2-3 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat, add basil pesto and chopped tomato to the kale pasta mixture. Mix well and serve warm.


  1. Once the pasta is cooked, immediately drain and rinse with cold water to avoid overcooking. This step is crucial if you love your pasta al dente.
  2. You can add more pesto to the dish to get the desired taste.
  3. Adding tomato in the end is completely optional.


Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 47.3g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 4.6g | Saturated Fat: 0.6g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 1.6g | Sugar: 2.1g | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1mg