Monday, November 14, 2011

Pasta with Kale and Fontina

Pasta with Kale and Fontina

There are certain things in the world that cheer me up, no matter how stressed, or depressed, or worn out.  What would this miracle drug be?  No drug.  It’s bacon.  Seriously.  Bacon makes it all better.  And this recipe from, Everyday Food: Fresh Flavor Fast: 250 Easy, Delicious Recipes for Any Time of Day (Everyday Food) proves once again, that it doesn’t take much.  Four strips of bacon for four servings, and yet, that’s all you need.  I’m calling this my Almost Meatless Monday.  It was quick and easy, and nutritious with all the kale.  I guess it would have been even more nutritious if I had used the whole wheat pasta that it called for, but I haven’t found a whole wheat pasta that I like yet.

And guess what?  I don’t even have to type it in because you can find it on Martha’s site:  Whole-Wheat Pasta with Kale and Fontina

 

This will be my entry for this week’s Presto Pasta Nights hosted by HoneyB of The Life & Loves of Grumpy's Honey Bunch .

19 comments:

Joanne said...

I need pasta the way you need bacon. Makes everything better. I'm loving how healthy this is!

Kat said...

When you find a whole wheat pasta that works, let me know.

Lea Ann said...

I love simple pasta dishes. Looks great Pam, and I'm with you on that "bacon thing".

Amy said...

I hear ya on the Whole wheat pasta. If I find a recipe that calls for it, I use Barilla Plus. Have you tried that? It's like half regular, half wheat and really good.

I made this one, but subbed the kale with spinach. And the bacon? *high five*

Joanne said...

I love the variations possible with pasta recipes. This meal looks like it could be a favorite for me ...

Mary said...

This is such a great combination. Pasta is such a wonderful meal on these damp fall days. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Big Dude said...

Looks like a good way to slip some healthy kale into your diet.

June said...

You sure are right about bacon ...whole wheat pasta too. I haven't found one I like either. LOL

MM said...

Bacon does bring happiness. Then you added fontina and I'm giddy! (I haven't found a whole wheat pasta that does the tick either.)

Wearinbeads said...

Whole wheat pasta is gummy. I'm hoping someone weighs in with a nominee. Barilla multi grain pasta is pretty good, though.

Marjie said...

We all agree that bacon is a good cure-all. This looks like a nice meal.

a good yarn said...

Nothing sustains the soul quite like bacon. Maybe chocolate...

Catherine said...

I always get so hungry when I visit your blog!!! :)

Love all the photos of the kitties below ~ cute cute cute!

xo Catherine

Lyndsey said...

Yum! this is a great pasta. I get Everyday Food and love the recipes for everyday and company, and so satisfying! I like to throw kale into many dishes that I make.

CC11 said...

Haha you sound like my husband, he said he could probably give up every meat except bacon

Kim said...

This recipe always catches my attention in the book. These are some of my favorite ingredients.

Have you tried that white wheat pasta. I think it's called smart taste or Ronzoni or something like that. It's a lot better than the full on whole wheat.

Chris said...

The day they create tofu that really tastes and feels like bacon....then I would try meatless Monday, ha ha.

5 Star Foodie said...

A terrific pasta, definitely awesome with the addition of bacon!

grace said...

kale is all the rage these days, isn't it. and rightly so. i like the components of your dish, pam--bravo!