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Kale and Feta One Pot Pasta + 10 Healthy Dinner Ideas

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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.

Kale and Feta One-Pot Pasta | www.diethood.com | Healthy, quick and easy pasta dinner with Kale and Feta Cheese.



Hi, Friends!!!

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.

Kale and Feta One-Pot Pasta | www.diethood.com | Healthy, quick and easy pasta dinner with Kale and Feta Cheese.

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.

Kale and Feta One-Pot Pasta | www.diethood.com | Healthy, quick and easy pasta dinner with Kale and Feta Cheese.

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 | www.diethood.com | Flavorful, incredibly moist chicken baked in foil with peppers, onion, garlic, fresh herbs and Italian Dressing.

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 | www.diethood.com |The quickest, most delicious pasta dinner you will ever make! | #pasta #recipes #onepotmeal

One-Pot Caprese Pasta Dinner – The quickest, most delicious pasta dinner you will ever make!

Cheesy Broccoli Casserole | www.diethood.com | An amazing vegetarian dinner with broccoli florets, veggies and parmesan cheese!

Cheesy Broccoli Casserole – A delicious vegetarian dinner with broccoli florets, variety of veggies and cheese!

Baked Chicken with Spinach and Artichokes | www.diethood.com | Chicken, spinach and artichokes come together in this delicious, one-pot recipe.

Baked Chicken with Spinach and Artichokes – Chicken, spinach and artichokes come together in this delicious, one-pot recipe.

Skinny Chicken Fettuccine with Alfredo Sauce | www.diethood.com | #recipe #KefirCreations #shop

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 | www.diethood.com | Stuffed with a delicious and cheesy quinoa mixture, these peppers are about to become your favorite! | #stuffedpeppers #quinoa #recipes

Southwestern Quinoa Stuffed Peppers – Stuffed with a delicious and cheesy quinoa mixture, these peppers are flavorful, healthy and filling!

Lemon Shrimp and Spinach Spaghetti | www.diethood.com | A quick, one skillet pasta dinner with spaghetti and shrimp tossed in a spinach mixture with tomatoes, garlic, and lemon juice.

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 | www.diethood.com | Packed with all the Southwestern flavors that we love, this chili is beyond delicious, healthy, and chock full of chicken, corn, tomatoes, and beans. Beer, too. For good measure.

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 via @diethood | www.diethood.com | #slowcooker #dinner #potatoes #soup #recipe

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 | www.diethood.com | Jumbo Pasta Shells stuffed with a flavorful spinach, tomato, and mushroom mixture. | #recipe #stuffedshells #spinach

Stuffed Shells Florentine – Jumbo Pasta Shells stuffed with a flavorful spinach, tomato, and mushroom mixture.

ENJOY! ♥

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Kale and Feta One-Pot Pasta | www.diethood.com | Healthy, quick and easy pasta dinner with Kale and Feta Cheese.
Kale and Feta One-Pot Pasta
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Healthy, quick and easy pasta dinner with Kale and Feta.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 271 kcal
Author: Katerina Petrovska
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a stockpot.
  2. Add kale leaves and salt; cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat; add water, halved tomatoes, pasta, garlic, salt and pepper.
  4. Cook over high heat and bring to a boil.
  5. 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.
  6. Remove from heat and let stand 2 minutes.
  7. Drizzle with Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
  8. Stir in crumbled feta cheese.
  9. Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly.
  10. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

WW SmartPoints: 9

Nutrition Facts
Kale and Feta One-Pot Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 271 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 335mg 14%
Potassium 698mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 184%
Vitamin C 157.9%
Calcium 24.2%
Iron 12.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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36 Responses
  1. Sarah

    Hi there,
    I’m excited to make this tonight and already purchased all the ingredients, but I cannot seem to find the process for cooking the dish. Do you literally throw everything in the pot at once and cook according to the pasta directions or are there additional steps? Thank you in advance for your help.

    1. Hi! Are you able to see the recipe? You have to scroll down past all the pics to find it. You want to precook the kale before adding the water and the pasta. Then you need to cook it all together for another 12-ish minutes. If you can’t find the recipe on the page, let me know, please.

  2. Brian Sephton

    First of your recipes for me and I thought I would do it as per . I enjoyed it but felt it needed a little more taste so I added lemon pepper and it was great .Of course we all have our own tastes so no disrespect ,great combination Thanks

  3. Amber

    SO good! Cooked this on Sunday and have been eating it all week! Wonderful side dish when you need some carbs. I used rice pasta instead of regular pasta, very yummy and delicious!

    1. Hi! Thank you for the question! I recently changed the plugin that I use for recipes and it looks like some things didn’t quite translate correctly. :-/ That’s supposed to be 12 ounces dry/uncooked fettuccine. Again, thanks for catching that and letting me know!!

  4. Brandee Richardson

    This is delicious!
    I added a little chicken base to the water for more flavor. I also substituted a little dry white wine for some of the water. When it was done, I stirred in some sliced grilled chicken and topped with fresh basil and parmesan cheese. Super good!

  5. Emma

    Yum! Next time I would wait to stir in the tomatoes so they hold their form a bit more. Also, I recommend adding a little crumbled bacon… protein, right?

  6. Samantha

    I made this dish last night and it was AMAZING! Now I’m just wondering how it all breaks down per serving…do you have any nutritional info to go along with this? Thanks so much for the tasty recipe that will now be a staple in my house!

    1. Hi Nicole!! The water will mostly evaporate as it cooks. If by any chance there is a bit of water left, which there shouldn’t be, but if there is, just drain it out. The kale, tomatoes and feta will add to the flavors of the pasta so you won’t need any other sauce to enjoy it.

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