Creamy pesto & kale pasta

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Preparation and cooking time

  • Prep:10 mins
  • Cook:25 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Enjoy our creamy pesto and kale pasta as a tasty and nutritious supper. Make it with just a handful of ingredients and storecupboard staples

Nutrient Unit
kcal 428
fat 13g
saturates 3g
carbs 55g
sugars 6g
fibre 11g
protein 17g
salt 0.7g
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  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 2 red onions , thinly sliced
  • 300g kale
  • 300g wholemeal pasta (penne or mafalda work well)
  • 4 tbsp reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 4 tbsp fresh pesto or vegetarian alternative


  • STEP 1

Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium heat. Fry the onions for 10 mins until softened and beginning to caramelise. Add the kale and 100ml water, then cover and cook for 5 mins more, or until the kale has wilted.

  • STEP 2
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Cook the pasta following pack instructions. Drain, reserving a little of the cooking water. Toss the pasta with the onion mixture, cream cheese and pesto, adding a splash of the reserved cooking water to loosen, if needed. Season.

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