Kale Linguine

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This kale linguine dish is a meal in itself. Lots of protein and vegetables with pasta. No sides needed!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
4 servings


  • 7 ounces whole wheat linguine

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup beef stock

  • ½ pound fresh kale, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • ½ cup diced onion

  • ½ cup diced celery

  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles (such as RO*TEL®)

  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

  • 3 tablespoons whole milk

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook linguine at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  2. Bring water and stock to a boil in a medium pot over high heat. Add kale; reduce heat to low and let simmer, covered, until kale is tender but not mushy, about 20 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  3. Heat a 10-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add oil to coat. Increase heat to medium-high. Add beef and stir quickly to crumble. Add onion and celery; continue to cook and stir until meat is browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease.

  4. Stir diced tomatoes and Italian seasoning into the meat mixture over medium heat until thoroughly warm, about 5 minutes. Add milk, salt, and pepper; stir until blended. Stir in cooked kale. Remove from heat and serve over tossed linguine.

Cook's Notes:

If you want to avoid canned tomatoes, dice 2 to 3 fresh Roma tomatoes (best if par-boiled and skinned, but okay to use them raw) and add to Step 4. Add 1 teaspoon diced pickled jalapeno peppers, if desired.

You can use turkey stock instead of beef, and ground turkey instead of beef, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

465 Calories
19g Fat
45g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 465
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 698mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 10g 34%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 79mg 394%
Calcium 134mg 10%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 685mg 15%

* 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.

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