Kale and Broccoli Pasta Recipe

Kale and broccoli pasta recipe
Kale and Broccoli Pasta with a savoury garlic sauce

This kale and broccoli pasta recipe comes with a savoury garlic sauce that coats the pasta perfectly and altogether takes only 20 mins to cook!

It’s a quick & tasty vegan dinner idea! ! You’ll love it!

Recipe for Kale and broccoli pasta

Recipe for Kale and Broccoli Pasta

This kale and broccoli pasta is similar to the popular Italian pasta dish, Pasta Con Broccoli. I did a lighter vegan take on this pasta and added another healthy component… kale!

This is a simple, low-effort recipe that you can make in advance and meal prep throughout the week. Or you can make it as a quick and easy weeknight dinner.

Either way, it’s a great way to get in your vegetables in the most comforting method possible – with pasta!

Cheap Lazy Vegan Kale and broccoli pasta

The recipe is vegan, soy-free and has options to make it gluten-free using GF pasta.


Ingredients for Kale and Broccoli Pasta (Vegan)

  • Pasta of choice (use gluten-free if desired)
  • Broccoli
  • Kale
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Garlic Powder
  • Optional: Add chickpeas, crushed red peppers or parsley

How To Make Kale and Broccoli Pasta

In a large pot, bring plenty of water to a boil and cook chopped broccoli until tender.

Take the broccoli pieces out of the water using a small strainer or tongs, and cook pasta (al dente) in the same water, according to package instructions.

While pasta is cooking, heat up a large pan or wok on medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Add minced garlic and sauté for a couple of minutes. Be careful not to burn the garlic; if the pan gets too hot, remove it from heat for a few seconds to prevent the garlic from burning.

Add the cooked broccoli, kale and chickpeas into the pan and mix well.

Once pasta is cooked, save some of the pasta water and strain. Add the pasta into the wok with a splash of pasta water and mix well.

Add salt, garlic powder and chilli flakes (optional) and cook for a few minutes, stirring frequently and adding more pasta water as needed. Give it a taste and add salt and pepper as needed.

When serving, top with vegan parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast.

Kale and broccoli pasta recipe

Kale and Broccoli Pasta

This kale and broccoli pasta recipe comes with a savoury garlic sauce that coats the kale and broccoli pasta perfectly & made in 20 mins!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: pasta
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 398kcal

Equipment

  • Large Pot to cook pasta
  • Large Pan to cook sauce
  • Spatula
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Strainer or tongs

Ingredients

  • 5 cups broccoli chopped
  • 4 cups kale chopped
  • 4 servings pasta of choice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Instructions

  • In a large pot, bring plenty of water to a boil and cook chopped broccoli until tender.
  • Take the broccoli pieces out of the water using a small strainer or tongs, and cook pasta (al dente) in the same water, according to package instructions.
  • While pasta is cooking, heat up a large pan or wok on medium high heat and add the olive oil. Add minced garlic and sauté for a couple of minutes. Be careful not to burn the garlic; if the pan gets too hot, remove from heat for a few seconds to prevent the garlic from burning.
  • Add in the cooked broccoli, kale and chickpeas into the pan and mix well.
  • Once pasta is cooked, save some of the pasta water and strain. Add the pasta into the wok with a splash of pasta water and mix well.
  • Add salt, garlic powder and chili flakes (optional) and cook for a few minutes, stirring frequently and adding more pasta water as needed. Give it a taste and add salt and pepper as needed.
  • When serving, top with vegan parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast.

Nutrition

Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 659mg | Potassium: 743mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 7402IU | Vitamin C: 165mg | Calcium: 244mg | Iron: 3mg

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