How many times per week do you feed your kiddos' pasta for dinner? I average twice; one night is macaroni and cheese and the other night is kale basil pesto noodles, which little miss calls creamy pesto noodles because it's so yummy and satisfying. I've added a little secret to the recipe in the form of kale, which undisguised would not pass my kids' sweet little lips. When kale is added to my standard basil pesto recipe it adds a flavor that complements the bite of the Paremesan cheese and lots of nutrition. Pair this pesto with a tube shaped pasta, both penne and rigatoni work well. I love this slide of pasta shapes and their names

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Kale Basil Pesto

Cuisine: Gluten Free
Author: Natural Maker Mom at Satsuma Designs
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Serves: 1 c pesto
Flavorful kale basil pesto is a twist on the classic with the familiar taste but added nutrition that kids love.
  • 1 c kale
  • 1 c basil
  • 1/2 toasted pine nuts
  • 1/2 c shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2+ extra virgin olive oil
  • salt + pepper
  1. Prepare cooked pasta and reserve 1/4 cooking water
  2. Combine ingredients in a food processor and season with salt + pepper to taste
  3. Add pesto to cooked pasta and reserved cooking water and stir
  4. Serve with cut vegetables or a green salad
kale basil pesto


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