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Feel Good Kale Sauce with Pasta

What you need: 

3 to 4 servings pasta (I like Angel Hair)
1 carrot
1/2 onion
2 large kale leaves, large stems removed
2 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup unsweetened or plain nondairy milk (I use soy)
1/3 cup nutritional yeast

What you do: 

1. Cook your pasta according to package directions. If you do this simultaneously, you can have dinner ready in 12 minutes or less. Drain, when done.
2. While the pasta is cooking, put the carrot, onion, kale leaves, and garlic cloves into the food processor to create a pulp. It shouldn't be a liquid, but just very pulpy and small little bits.
3. Heat the olive oil in a pan, and add the vegetable pulp. Saute it for about 5 minutes, and add salt and pepper as you cook it. When it is heated through, pour the milk into the mixture and allow it to get hot and a little bit bubbly.
4. Add the nutritional yeast, and mix it in and keep cooking it. You can add more milk if you would like a thinner sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix sauce with drained pasta.
This sauce is delicious mixed into pasta, and I feel good every time I eat it (which is about once per week). My kids prefer it as a side dish. All the omnis I have served it to like it as well!
Source of recipe: Hoopy~D gave me the idea for this sauce, and I have run with it and make it all the time! It's my go to recipe because I usually have all of the ingredients on hand.

Preparation Time: 
2 minutes, Cooking time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
10 minutes
3 to 4


This was so good!  I followed the recipe exactly and used whole wheat pasta.  I am a new veghead and never used nutritional yeast, the smell can put you off a lil, but I was pleasantly surprised!  I will definitely keep this recipe.  Thank you for sharing.  :)


That's what I did, but I think it reminded her of little bits of parsley? Who knows, next time she may love it. I'm making it this week again!


yay! I am glad you like it.
When I pulse mine in the food processor, there are no leafy bits left. It looks a lot like pesto. Very fine.
Maybe she would like it that way?


Yay! I made this when it was in the new recipe queue, and then couldn't find it again. It is soooo good. The sweetness of the carrots adds a creaminess I wouldn't have expected. My daughter wouldn't eat it, due to the little leafy bits of kale, but my husband and I scarfed it down. I think I'll make it again this week.


I followed this recipe exactly and it was great!  Very quick and very the pasta took longer than making the sauce.  This is definitely going to become a regular in my weekday repertoire. 




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