Creamy pesto & kale pasta

Enjoy our creamy pesto and kale pasta as a tasty and nutritious supper. Make it with just a handful of ingredients and storecupboard staples

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:25 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 428
  • fat 13g
  • saturates 3g
  • carbs 55g
  • sugars 6g
  • fibre 11g
  • protein 17g
  • salt 0.7g


  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 2 red onions, thinly sliced
  • 300g kale
  • 300g wholemeal pasta (penne or mafalda work well)
  • 4 tbsp reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 4 tbsp fresh pesto or vegetarian alternative


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium heat. Fry the onions for 10 mins until softened and beginning to caramelise. Add the kale and 100ml water, then cover and cook for 5 mins more, or until the kale has wilted.

  2. Cook the pasta following pack instructions. Drain, reserving a little of the cooking water. Toss the pasta with the onion mixture, cream cheese and pesto, adding a splash of the reserved cooking water to loosen, if needed. Season.

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