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Easy Kale & Tomato Pasta

What you need: 

2 tablespoons olive oil
3 to 5 garlic cloves, minced
1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
1 (16 ounce) package whole wheat pasta, cooked (I use rotini)
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 bunch kale, torn into bite-sized pieces
vegan Parmesan cheese, optional
dried parsley, optional

What you do: 

1. Heat olive oil in a large deep pan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes; do not burn. Add tomatoes and bring to a gentle boil.
2. Add seasonings (basil, parsley, oregano, and red pepper flakes) and turn the heat down to simmer.
3. Add the kale to the pan and cover.
4. Once kale has cooked down, stir in pasta. Garnish with vegan Parmesan cheese and parsley, if desired. Serve and enjoy!
This is a very easy recipe that can be prepared in the time it takes to cook the pasta. Its healthy and cheap too.
Source of recipe: I threw this recipe together.

Preparation Time: 
5 mins., Cooking time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 
20 mins
Servings: 
4

SO HOW'D IT GO?

This is a great balance of healthy and yummy.  I, too, used two cans of diced tomatoes and didn't bother to drain.  I also didn't cover when it simmered to help evaporate.  I'm not vegan so I topped with a generous amount of parmesan.  Thank you for sharing!

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Really tasty! I was surprised by how good it was, the red pepper chili flakes add a good bite, and I added some black eyed peas which was a good touch. Exactly what I was looking for! thanks

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This is pretty good!  Instead of diced tomatoes, I used a 15 oz can of stewed Italian-style tomatoes and a 15 oz can of whole tomatoes, which I crushed by hand.  Since there was already garlic in the first can of tomatoes, I didn't add garlic, which was cool because then I didn't need the olive oil in the beginning either....  I pretty much just used chopped kale and the tomatoes with all the other seasonings, and some vegan parm.  It came out really well!

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I just made this tonight for dinner and it was AMAZING!!! So easy to make and really yummy.  I also added mushrooms, artichokes, onions, and sundried tomatoes and it came out great.  It was scarfed right away!  Good thing I thought to put some aside for lunch before my husband started eating!

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Yum! My family loved it and it was so quick and easy.

Yeah I didnt drain the tomato, didn't make sense to me...Other than that it was awesome.

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Yum! My family loved it and it was so quick and easy.

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