The Creamiest Greenest One-Pot Pasta — Green Kitchen Stories

Have you seen the “TikTok pasta” where you bake feta cheese and cherry tomatoes and then mash it into a sauce that you toss your pasta in? Elsa made that for us yesterday and watching her cook all by herself was one of the cutest and proudest parenting moment I’ve had. Until I realize that TikTok actually has more influence on our daughters cooking skills than we do 🙂 But it was a pretty delicious pasta dish. And the lesson we learned from a viral recipe like that is that everybody seems to love quick and easy pasta recipes.
We’ve got a few quick and delicious pasta recipes up our sleeves too. This particular one involves kale so it’s not our kids favorite, which makes it the perfect lunch recipe. It is super creamy and you can make in less than 15 minutes with just a few ingredients and one pot for the pasta (and a blender). You let the kale soften in the pasta water for a minute before adding it to a blender to create a creamier version of pesto. I first saw this method in Jamie Oliver’s 5-ingredient book, but we have switched it up a bit added a few extra ingredients to make it into more of a meal and serve it in a different way. We toss the pasta in half the sauce and then add the rest to the bottom of the plates. This creates a green base that both looks stunning but also makes the whole dish even creamier. We use bucatini pasta for this, it’s similar to spaghetti but thicker and hollow so it can soak up lots of sauce. It’s a stunning looking dish and it tastes pretty bomb too.
I’ll be making this as a Lunch Therapy cookalong on instagram stories tomorrow (Wednesday, 3 March, around noon CET), so make sure to make sure you have the ingredients below and join me on Wednesday: @gkstories
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