Fettuccine with Kale and Tomato-Olive-Cream Sauce

Tomatoes, fresh garlic, black olives (juice and all), spices, black pepper, Italian cheeses, and olive oil combine with fettuccine pasta and lacinato kale plus cream and butter for a gourmet meal that requires no added salt.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
3 servings


  • 8 ounces multicolored grape tomatoes (such as Wild Wonder®)

  • ½ cup olive oil, divided

  • 1 ½ tablespoons Asiago-Romano cheese mix

  • (6 ounce) can sliced black olives, including all the juice

  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh garlic

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • ½ pound dry fettuccine pasta, broken in half

  • 2 ½ ounces lacinato kale, cut into small pieces

  • ¼ stick unsalted butter

  • cup heavy cream


  1. Put tomatoes in a bowl. Add 1/4 cup olive oil, Asiago-Romano cheese mix, black olive and juice, pepper, garlic, oregano, parsley, and basil. Stir and let marinate for 30 minutes.

  2. After 30 minutes, transfer juice from the marinating tomatoes to a saucepan over medium heat.

  3. Meanwhile, fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil, about 5 minutes. Cook fettuccine at a boil for 3 minutes. Add 1/4 cup olive oil and kale. Continue cooking until pasta is tender yet firm to the bite, about 5 minutes more. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking water. Drain pasta and keep warm.

  4. Add reserved pasta cooking water to the saucepan with the tomato marinade. Continue cooking to thicken and reduce the sauce. Add butter to the sauce and allow to melt, about 1 minute. Add cream and continue cooking until sauce is thickened as desired.

  5. Transfer cooked pasta to a large serving bowl. Add tomatoes and top with cream sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

815 Calories
59g Fat
64g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 815
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 59g 75%
Saturated Fat 17g 87%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 228mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 39mg 197%
Calcium 143mg 11%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 440mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.