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Kale, Lemon, and White Bean Pasta

Two kale recipes in one week? Please don’t jump ship. This is just what happens when I buy a huge amount of kale because it is finally on sale. However this simple and quick pasta dish will work with any veggie you like. It starts with some olive oil and garlic, gets some great flavor from roasted red peppers and veggies, then finishes off with some white beans for protein and lemon juice to round out the flavors. Topped with some Parmesan cheese and black pepper, it makes a terrific and speedy dinner.

Kale, Lemon, and White Bean Pasta
Servings: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1/4 recipe
Nutritional Info: 323.5 calories, 7.5g of fat, 54.7g of carbohydrates, 6.4g of fiber, 17.1g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 9 *


  • 8 oz. uncooked high fiber pasta
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jar roasted red peppers, drained and sliced (7 oz.)
  • 1/2 lb. kale, chopped
  • 1 15 oz. can cannellini beans
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 4 tbsp. Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside ¼ cup cooking liquid.
  2. Heat olive oil over medium heat and add the garlic and roasted red peppers. Cook for 1 minute and add the kale and cannellini beans.
  3. Cover and let cook for five minutes or until kale has wilted.
  4. Add the pasta, cooking liquid, lemon juice, lemon zest, and pepper, Taste and season with salt as needed.
  5. Serve with 1 tbsp. Parmesan cheese.

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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2 Response to Kale, Lemon, and White Bean Pasta

  1. Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) on May 8, 2013

    I always buy too much kale than I can actually use, haha. Great idea for using it up!

  2. Janet on May 8, 2013

    Excited to find a recipe with Kale. We juice a lot with it but I am excited to cook with it. Just starting back on WW after too many years away. Your site was a God send!!!


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