Creamy Kale Pasta


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For a super easy, nut-free take on pesto, we swapped in cottage cheese. It adds creaminess and body (and a good dose of protein!). Be sure to reserve some pasta cooking water for tossing the saucy pasta with kale before serving.

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Yields:
4 serving(s)

Total Time:
25 mins

Cal/Serv:
472

  • 12 oz.

    short pasta (like orecchiette or gemelli)

  • 2

    scallions, roughly chopped

  • 1

    5-oz pkg baby kale

  • 1/2 c.

    cottage cheese

  • 1/3 c.

    grated Parmesan, plus more for serving

  • Kosher salt and pepper

  • 2 tbsp.

    extra virgin olive oil

Directions

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (per serving): About 445 calories, 11.5 g fat (3.5 g saturated), 17 g protein, 464 mg sodium, 67 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber

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