Kale, Sweet Peppers & Pasta

This recipe from DiabeticLiving.com is delicious! I can’t rave enough about it. I am not diabetic, but it doesn’t matter, I’d eat this any day of the week and it’s incredibly easy and quick to make. I made some slight changes to the original recipe, though, due to the ingredients I did and did not have on hand at the time.

Kale Powered Pasta

Adapted from DiabeticLiving.com
Yield: Six 1-1/4 C servings

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz multigrain rotini pasta, such as Barilla® Plus brand
    *I used non-multi-grain, plain ol’ pasta, a ruffley-edged kind that I can’t remember the name of
  • 8 oz kale, large stems removed and leaves chopped
    *I weighed the 8oz after the stems were removed
  • 2 red and/or green sweet peppers, seeded and cut into bite-size strips
    *Our grocer started selling mini sweet peppers in $5 bags (picture of the brand below), so that’s what we used. Red, yellow and orange mini sweet peppers, about 2 C after they were sliced
  • 24 oz jar reduced-fat and reduced-sodium tomato-flavor pasta sauce
  • 1/4 C snipped fresh basil
    *Oh nuts! I just now realize that I forgot to add this completely. Bummer!
  • 1/4 C crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
  • Fresh basil leaves (optional)
    *Yup, forgot this too.

Directions:

  1. In a Dutch oven or large pot, cook pasta according to package directions, except omit any salt and add kale and sweet peppers for the last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain; return to Dutch oven or pot.
  2. Stir pasta sauce and snipped basil into pasta and vegetables; heat through.
  3. Sprinkle with feta cheese. If desired, garnish with basil leaves.
Juicy, red, orange and yellow sweet peppers
Juicy, red, orange and yellow sweet peppers
8 oz. of kale is a LOT of kale. This is only 4 oz of it.
8 oz. of kale is a LOT of kale. This is only 4 oz of it.
These are just as delicious and MUCH cheaper than red and yellow bell peppers.
These are just as delicious and MUCH cheaper than red and yellow bell peppers.
FromCalorieCount.About.com*Used info for regular pasta, regular feta
From
CalorieCount.About.com
*Used info for regular pasta, regular feta
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