Acorn Squash and Kale Over Penne

Acorn Squash and Kale Over Penne

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 355.9
  • Total Fat: 6.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.2 mg
  • Sodium: 900.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 68.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 15.9 g
  • Protein: 14.1 g

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A tasty way to get beta-carotene-rich squash and kale into your diet. Try it with whole-wheat penne for extra fiber.
A tasty way to get beta-carotene-rich squash and kale into your diet. Try it with whole-wheat penne for extra fiber.

Number of Servings: 6


    6 cups (1-inch) cubed peeled acorn squash (about 2 medium squash)
    1/4 cup water
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    8 cups (about 5 ounces) coarsely chopped trimmed kale
    1 cup organic vegetable broth
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
    1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
    4 cups hot cooked penne
    2/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


1. Place squash in a casserole dish with 1/4 cup water. Cover with plastic wrap. Microwave 7 minutes on HIGH or until tender.

2. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add kale and broth; cover. Cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Uncover; cook 1 minute. Stir in the salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Stir in squash and pasta, tossing gently. Sprinkle with cheese.

Serving Size: serving size: 2 cups pasta mixture and about 4 teaspoons cheese

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user C_ANEMONE.

TAGS:  Vegetarian Meals |

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  • I made this for the family and all really liked it. The red pepper adds the right amount of zing.
    Does anyone know the easiest way to peel the squash?
    - 2/14/16

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  • I made this with a few modifications and it was excellent. I added 1 tsp. powdered chicken bouillon to the pasta water and 1/2 tsp. to water in place of broth; doubled the amount of garlic; used Lawry's Seasoned Salt instead of salt, and Asiago cheese instead of Parmesian. Delicious! - 3/26/15

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