Kale and Ricotta Pasta

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Rated 5.0 based on 5 customer reviews
 Kale and Ricotta Pasta
 Kale and Ricotta Pasta


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Mealthy Tip

While spaghetti is the suggested pasta here, your favorite noodle will do. You can even go gluten-free with brown rice pasta. It will likely hold together best when cooked al dente. Try thinly sliced Swiss chard or spinach instead of kale. Top the dish with ribbons of basil for a fresh flavor. A nice crisp white wine, like Vinho Verde or Sauvignon Blanc, would go nicely with this dish.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 487 calories; 31g fat; 41.9g carbohydrates; 13g protein; 12mg cholesterol; 406mg sodium.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 487 Calories from Fat280
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 48%
Saturated Fat5g 25%
Trans Fat0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat12.7g
Monounsaturated Fat11.8g
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 406mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 41.9g 14%
Dietary Fiber5g 20%
Protein 13g
Vitamin A318% Vitamin C92%
Calcium17% Iron18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


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Randall Hauk says:

By right of living in the Pacific Northwest, I'm required to eat a LOT of kale. I'm also meant to enjoy it every time. Not difficult here. Ricotta, garlic, and lemon can make just about anything pretty palatable, but the fact is that I DO like kale! Going to spiralize some zucchini and use it in place of the spaghetti next time.

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Sam Dalton says:

After trying this dish I think I am forever in love with ricotta cheese sauce. The garlicky kale is also amazing. Perfect pasta dish, and pairs perfectly with whole wheat pasta.

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Jeremy Hughes says:

I used brown rice pasta and skipped the pecans. The ricotta lemon cheese sauce was fanatic. I added a little lemon juice in addition to the lemon zest.

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Anthony Cohen says:

Gluten free brown rice penne was the perfect substitution for this dish. I used walnuts instead of pecans, and added leftover shredded rotisserie chicken. Perfect weeknight meal.

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Steven Gomes says:

Swapped kale for spinach and added extra ricotta. This dish was extra creamy and delicious. I also used walnuts instead of pecans.