Pasta Ribbons with Kale in Garlic Parmesan Sauce

This is great as a lunch or dinner. One package of pasta ribbons is good for at least 5 servings. The recipe for the roasted garlic is in my post ‘Buddha Bowl with Pearl Couscous’ but I’ve added it here too for the sake of convenience. The roasted garlic requires some meal prep so if making from fresh, start with this step. I usually roast a few cloves of garlic every so often which means at any given time, it is likely that I would have a couple of roasted garlic in my fridge. It works wonders in mashed potatoes, soups and sauces @sarchakra 

PREP TIME: 10 mins

COOK TIME: 45 mins

YIELDS: Serves or makes 5

Roast Garlic

  • 1 garlic head
  • Salt
  • Pepper 1 tbsp
  • Olive oil 1 tbsp 


Roasted garlic takes about 40 minutes in the oven at 400°.  You can substitute with garlic flakes if you don’t have the time to roast. Roasting itself is pretty simple. Heat the oven at 400° . Slice the top of the head of the garlic and drizzle some olive oil, salt and pepper. Wrap in a foil and put the garlic on a tray. Roast for 40 mins. That’s it, you’re done. When cooled, squeeze the soft garlic out and mix into the dish you are making.

For the Sauce 

  • Olive oil 1 tbsp
  • Tomato paste 2 tbsp
  • Sea salt
  • Tomatoes in juice 1 can
  • Onion flakes 1 tbsp
  • Water ½ cup 
  • Roasted garlic 1 tbsp
  • Parmesan 4 tbsp 


Heat 1 tbsp olive oil. Add canned tomato, tomato paste, salt, water, onion flakes and roasted garlic. Let it cook on medium for about 10 minutes till the sauce gets thick. Sprinkle Parmesan. Keep warm. 

For the Pasta

  • Kale 3 cups, chopped (stems off) 
  • Yolk Free Pasta Ribbons 1 package 
  • Thyme 2 tsp
  • Sea salt
  • Dried Basil 1 tbsp 
  • Black pepper 1 tbsp 
  • Paprika 2 tsp
  • Olive oil 2 tbsp 
  • Garlic 6-7 cloves  thinly chopped 
  • Parmesan grated, to serve


Cook pasta according to box directions. In the last minute when pasta is cooking, drop in chopped kale. Let it come to a boil for a minute. Turn the heat off and drain. 

In a deep bottomed pan heat olive oil. Add chopped garlic. Let it cook for a few seconds till aromatic. Then add in the prepared sauce, salt, dried basil, black pepper, paprika and thyme. Add in cooked pasta and kale. Serve with grated Parmesan.

Chopping the kale
Adding the kale a minute before the pasta cooks
Sauteing the garlic
Adding the sauce
Mixing the pasta and kale with the sauce
Pasta Ribbons with Kale in Garlic Parmesan sauce

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