Kale and Feta One Pot Pasta – Healthy, quick and easy pasta dinner! Kale never tasted SO GOOD! Combine all ingredients into the pot and walk away.
First and foremost, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! My wish for you all is a joyful, bright, healthy, prosperous and happiest new year ahead!
Also, in the words of Oprah, Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get IT right.
Whatever that IT is, we can work on IT and get closer to perfecting IT. Kale might be able to help? 😉 As well as some hard work… and a prayer.
I want to live in a world where I can put most everything in one pot and have it come out better than I could have ever imagined it. THIS is THAT! As well as that One-Pot Caprese Pasta.
Since many of you (us) are on the lets-eat-better-this-year bandwagon, my contribution to our journey includes this Kale and Feta One Pot Pasta.
I know many just cringe at the thought of Kale, but it really isn’t so bad. I mean, don’t eat it raw ’cause that’s just wrong! Well, unless it’s in a Banana, Kiwi and Kale Smoothie, then yeah, raw is the way to go, but otherwise, just don’t. I can’t even get used to the Kale Chips thing, but sauteeing it and keepin’ it part of this pasta dinner makes a profound difference.
This dish is as comforting as mac ‘n cheese and a big slice of chocolate cake. I’m totally lying.
BUT, this IS a big bowl of love and comfort at the healthy level. Also, because Feta has such a strong flavor, it only takes a tiny bit to get the flavor of the cheese, thus you don’t need to use a lot to enjoy it in this healthy dish.
Aaaand speaking of healthy? I thought I should share some of my go-to’s when the extra, post-Holidays-bulge starts to get in the way.
Here are my TOP 10 Healthy Dinner Ideas!
Warning: There’s a whole lotta chicken going on!
Italian Chicken and Vegetables in Foil – Flavorful chicken baked in foil with peppers, onion, garlic, fresh herbs and Italian Dressing.
One-Pot Caprese Pasta Dinner – The quickest, most delicious pasta dinner you will ever make!
Cheesy Broccoli Casserole – A delicious vegetarian dinner with broccoli florets, variety of veggies and cheese!
Baked Chicken with Spinach and Artichokes – Chicken, spinach and artichokes come together in this delicious, one-pot recipe.
Skinny Chicken Fettuccine with Alfredo Sauce – Lightened up Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo made with a lighter Alfredo Sauce using Lifeway Kefir Cultured Milk.
Southwestern Quinoa Stuffed Peppers – Stuffed with a delicious and cheesy quinoa mixture, these peppers are flavorful, healthy and filling!
Lemon Shrimp and Spinach Spaghetti – A quick, one skillet pasta dinner with spaghetti and shrimp tossed in a spinach mixture with tomatoes, garlic, and lemon juice.
Crock Pot White Chicken Chili – Packed with all the Southwestern flavors that we love, this chili is beyond delicious, healthy, and chock full of chicken, corn, tomatoes, and beans.
Slow Cooker Leek and Potato Soup – A true classic, this soup is delicious, comforting and easy to make. It also freezes well! I can’t say enough great things about this recipe. Oprah loved it, too. Just sayin’. 😉
Stuffed Shells Florentine – Jumbo Pasta Shells stuffed with a flavorful spinach, tomato, and mushroom mixture.
Kale and Feta One-Pot Pasta
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 6 to 8 cups packed fresh kale leaves
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 4-1/2 cups water
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes , halved
- 1 package (12-ounces) Fettuccine Pasta
- 3 garlic cloves , minced
- salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
- 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/2- cup crumbled feta cheese
- Heat olive oil in a stockpot.
- Add kale leaves and salt; cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat; add water, halved tomatoes, pasta, garlic, salt and pepper.
- Cook over high heat and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to a simmer and continue to cook for 13 to 15 minutes, or until pasta is thoroughly cooked and water reduced. Stir occasionally.
- Remove from heat and let stand 2 minutes.
- Drizzle with Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
- Stir in crumbled feta cheese.
- Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly.
- Serve immediately.