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Kale Ricotta Pasta Recipe (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

This Kale Ricotta Pasta recipe is a creamy simple weeknight dinner recipe loaded with fresh kale, creamy ricotta cheese, onions, and garlic.  This is a hearty and comforting dinner recipe the whole family will love… and ready in under 30 minutes!

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This savory ricotta and kale pasta recipe is the perfect dinner when you want something totally decadent but also want it in 20 minutes. This beautiful pasta is loaded with garlicky sauteed kale and a creamy ricotta cheese pasta. Top with fresh cracked black pepper, and dinner is served.
We grew kale indoors and outdoors this year, and have had a steady supply of it all year. I love adding kale to smoothies, soups, and stews – BUT there is nothing like hearty garlicky kale sauteed with a little olive oil. Toss it with pasta and cheese, and you have one family-friendly meal that is hearty and creamy.

This Savory Ricotta and Kale Pasta Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Creamy
  • Decadent
  • Luxurious
  • Ready in 20 Minutes
  • Vegetarian and Gluten Free

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Comfort Food Pasta Recipes for the WIN!

This Kale and Ricotta Pasta Recipe is the tastiest, coziest dinner meal. It’s perfect for a hearty meal for the family, and also great to make for company if you are having guests for dinner. It makes a great holiday dinner to serve to guests as well. This pasta is ready quickly, takes very little prep time, and is delicious served up with some simple garlic bread and a side salad with vinaigrette. 

Easy Kale Recipe Ideas

This recipe is great for those who don’t love kale… just add cheese! This kale ricotta pasta is what I call an Easy Weekday Meal – which is on your table in under 30 minutes – in this case, just 20!  These quick and simple recipes are perfect for those nights when you want a healthy homecooked meal but don’t want to spend a ton of time in the kitchen. I have a whole section of The Herbeevore dedicated to Easy Weeknight Meals, that are great for the whole family. From soups and stews, to pastas and proteins – a healthy meal can be on your table in no time.  Even faster than ordering takeout!

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What’s In This Ricotta and Kale Pasta Recipe?

Make Kale Ricotta Pasta Gluten Free for a Healthy Version

This gluten free kale and ricotta pasta recipe is a simple meal to make without the wheat. I’m all about making recipes gluten free when I can. Gluten free cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. By building meals around gluten free pantry staples and swapping in a few wheat-less ingredients you can make healthier meals for you and your family. I made a list of my 125 favorite gluten free pantry ingredients that we use on a weekly basis, and check out all my gluten free recipes here that are on The Herbeevore. These easy and healthy recipes are fantastic meals for everyone at your table.

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How Do I Make Kale Ricotta Pasta with Garlic?

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain, add the noodles back to the pot, and set aside.
  2. Sauté the kale: in a pan, add the olive oil and chopped garlic, sauté over low heat for 4 to 5 minutes. Add kale, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and cook for an additional 2 minutes until kale has wilted and is a deep green color.
  3. To the noodles in the pot, add the sauteed kale mixture, and add 3/4 of the ricotta cheese (save the rest for garnishing). Stir well to combine, until the pasta is coated in the kale and creamy ricotta sauce. Taste and add more salt & pepper if desired.
  4. Serve the pasta on a plate, and add few small dollops of fresh ricotta. Top with extra freshly cracked tellicherry pepper and enjoy.

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Get the Same Ingredients for Savory Ricotta Pasta with Kale Recipe!

I got the fresh produce for this recipe from my Misfits Market box – they sell all organic produce at a very discounted price, and purchase right from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every month and love the seasonal variety.  You can get $10 off your first box by clicking here!

 

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Kale Ricotta Pasta

The Herbeevore
This Kale Ricotta Pasta recipe is a creamy simple weeknight dinner recipe loaded with fresh kale, creamy ricotta cheese, onions, and garlic.  This is a hearty and comforting dinner recipe the whole family will love... and ready in under 30 minutes!
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 397 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain, add the noodles back to the pot, and set aside.
  • Sauté the kale: in a pan, add the olive oil and chopped garlic, sauté over low heat for 4 to 5 minutes. Add kale, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and cook for an additional 2 minutes until kale has wilted and is a deep green color.
  • To the noodles in the pot, add the sauteed kale mixture, and add 3/4 of the ricotta cheese (save the rest for garnishing). Stir well to combine, until the pasta is coated in the kale and creamy ricotta sauce. Taste and add more salt & pepper if desired.

Notes

Vegan Ricotta Recipe
  • 1 12-ounce block silken tofu
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasonings
  • Pinch of Salt 
Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor, and combine until smooth.
 
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Get a Discount on Fresh Produce! 

I got the fresh produce for this recipe from my Misfits Market box - they sell all organic produce at a very discounted price, and purchase right from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every month and love the seasonal variety.  You can get $10 off your first box by clicking here!

Nutrition

Calories: 397kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 9gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 212mgPotassium: 258mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 3640IUVitamin C: 42mgCalcium: 184mgIron: 1mg
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