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Penne with Kale and Onion

 Penne with Kale and Onion
I love kale; my husband hates it. But when I swapped it into a favorite penne-with-spinach recipe, it was so delicious, he asked for seconds! —Kimberly Hammond, Kingwood, Texas
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.


  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 8 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 3 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 6 cups chopped fresh kale
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • In a large skillet, cook onion in 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat
  • for 15-20 minutes or until onion is golden brown, stirring
  • frequently and adding the garlic during the last 2 minutes of
  • cooking time.
  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, cook penne according to package
  • directions. In a Dutch oven, bring 1 in. of water to a boil. Add
  • kale; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender; drain.
  • Drain penne; drizzle with remaining oil. Stir the salt, penne and
  • kale into the onion mixture; heat through. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 191 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 206 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.