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Kale Pesto and Bacon Pasta

A summery pasta with garden fresh kale pesto and smoky bacon.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings



  • 2 cups chopped kale packed
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 13.25 oz package whole grain linguine
  • 3/4 pound bacon diced


  • Place kale and garlic in a food processor and process until kale and garlic are finely minced. Add the cheese. Turn on food processor. With food processor running, slowly drizzle in olive oil until the mixture is smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Bring a large pot of water to boil. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
  • While pasta is cooking, cook bacon over medium heat until browned and cook through. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the bacon to a paper towel lined plate.
  • Toss hot pasta with pesto and bacon. Serve with more grated Parmesan cheese if desired.


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