Friday, September 29, 2023

Quick and easy kale carbonara

Kale—the superfood everyone talks about—is delicious when prepared properly, and is jam-packed with iron, vitamin K, and powerful antioxidants.  Here is a quick and easy carbonara recipe packed with healthy kale, ready in just 30 minutes!

Quick and easy kale carbonara

Quick and easy kale carbonara

Prep time: 10 minutes, cook time: 20 minutes


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  • 1 lb. linguine or spaghetti
  • 5 strips of bacon, diced
  • 2 bunches of kale, stems removed and coarsely chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of parmesan cheese, grated
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 lemon
  • red pepper flakes


  1. Cook the pasta per the package’s directions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a skillet over medium heat and sauté diced bacon until crisp.
  3. Add washed, coarsely-chopped kale to the bacon renderings and sauté until wilted.
  4. Whisk eggs and cheese together and add salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to taste.
  5. Once kale is sautéed, squeeze the juice of the lemon and toss with bacon.
  6. After pasta is al dente, drain and add to kale mixture. Stir in egg and cheese. Serve immediately.

Optional: Add some of the starchy pasta water if the carbonara appears too dry.

Serves 4-6

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Winston Sih
Winston Sih
Winston is currently a freelance technology and travel broadcast journalist, consultant, and is the creator and founder of Master Travellr—Canada’s destination for travel news, guides, and budget recommendations.


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