Pasta with Kale, Stilton and Walnuts

Kale and Hearty

Jo Arnell stresses the importance of eating your greens...

  • Serves 4
  • 250g penne pasta
  • 250g (approx.) Stilton cheese (save some to crumble on top when serving
  • 150ml single cream
  • a large-ish handful of kale
  • 100g walnut pieces

This is almost as simple as Kale Carbonara, but I tend to lightly steam the kale for 3-4 minutes before adding to the pan of drained, cooked pasta. While the pasta is cooking, put the cream in a pan and bring gently to a simmer. Crumble in the cheese and combine. Drain the cooked pasta quickly and put back in the pan, leaving a little of the cooking liquid. Add the other ingredients and mix them all gently together. Serve immediately.


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