Collard Greens Pasta

Collard Greens Pasta

Quick and easy, this recipe for collard greens pasta is a delicious and nutritious way to eat your vegetables.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile, trim and wash greens , leaving the leaves whole.
  2. Step 2

    Add 1 tablespoon of salt to boiling water . Add greens and blanch until wilted, from 30 seconds for chard to 2 minutes for lacinato kale, use tongs or a slotted spoon to remove the leaves to a colander and rinse them under cool water.
  3. Step 3

    Boil pasta until tender to the bite. Drain reserved 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid and set aside.
  4. Step 4

    Meanwhile, chop anchovies, if using, garlic, and cooked greens.
  5. Step 5

    Once pasta is drained, return the pot to medium-high heat. Add oil, garlic, pepper flakes, if using, and anchovies, if using. Cook, stirring until garlic turns just the tiniest bit golden.
  6. Step 6

    Add chopped greens and stir to combine. Add reserved liquid and bring to a boil. Add pasta, stir to combine, and bring to a boil. Take off heat. Stir in half of the shredded cheese. Taste and add salt to taste, if you like.
  7. Step 7

    Divide between plates or pasta bowls, garnish with remaining shredded cheese and serve.