Acorn Squash and Kale Over Penne Recipe

Serve nutrient-rich acorn squash and kale over budget-friendly penne pasta for any quick, easy, and healthy supper that will not break the bank.?

A tasty method of getting beta-carotene-rich squash and kale to your diet. Try it with whole-wheat penne for extra fiber.

Recipe Is: Meatless, Low Cholesterol

Ingredients

  • 6 cups (1-inch) cubed peeled acorn squash (a couple of 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

Nutritional Information

  • Calories per serving 306
  • Fat per serving 6g
  • Saturated fat per serving 2g
  • Monounsaturated fat per serving 3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat per serving 1g
  • Protein per serving 12g
  • Carbohydrate per serving 54g
  • Fiber per serving 8g
  • Cholesterol per serving 6mg
  • Iron per serving 4mg
  • Sodium per serving 297mg
  • Calcium per serving 293mg
  • Calories per serving 306
  • Fat per serving 6g
  • Saturated fat per serving 2g
  • Monounsaturated fat per serving 3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat per serving 1g
  • Protein per serving 12g
  • Carbohydrate per serving 54g
  • Fiber per serving 8g
  • Cholesterol per serving 6mg
  • Iron per serving 4mg
  • Sodium per serving 297mg
  • Calcium per serving 293mg

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 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.

Step 3

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