Tomato, Kale, Chard, Spinach Pappardelle

  • 30 mins total
  • 5 mins prep
  • 25 mins cook
  • serves 4 people

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Tomato, kale, chard, spinach pappardelle.  A dish packed with healthy vegetables.

As the week progresses so are the vegetables in my refrigerator. It was time to use what I had left from my last shopping trip.


Pasta, of course, is always the favorite in our house thus whatever I was making had to be around pasta.  This concoction of fresh tomato,  swiss chard, Toscano kale, spinach is the perfect combination that goes well with pasta, but also rice, chicken, and fish. Packed with vitamins and nutrients, a great dish for all of us at any time.  I enjoy Toscano kale as I found it to be less bitter and tougher.

The benefits of kale and tomato

  • Kale is a popular vegetable from the family of cabbage. Our grocery stores showcase different types of kale. Green leaves or purple, smooth or curly.
  • Most importantly, kale is packed with vitamin A, K, C, B6, calcium, potassium, and magnesium.
  • Contains very little fat,  as well as low calories, content thus very healthy for you.
  • Tomatoes are as well a major dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene, vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K.

I really enjoyed it warm, but at room temperature or a bit cooler, is perfect too. It can also be made ahead of time and warmed up at the last minute.

A great dinner for the whole family full of savory flavors, and as a mom you know your kids will eat healthy.

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Nutrition Facts
Tomato, Chard, Kale, Spinach Pappardelle.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 589 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 95mg32%
Sodium 145mg6%
Potassium 1098mg31%
Carbohydrates 93g31%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 9755IU195%
Vitamin C 85.2mg103%
Calcium 156mg16%
Iron 4.6mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Tomato, Chard, Kale, Spinach Pappardelle.

  • 30 mins total
  • 5 mins prep
  • 25 mins cook
  • serves 4 people


Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  • 2 cups Toscano kale, roughly chopped
  • 4 cups spinach, roughly chopped
  • 4 cups Swiss chard, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 4 cups tomatoes, seeds removed and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Parsley
  • 1 pound Pappardelle Pasta
  • salt and pepper


  1. In a large pan over medium heat add 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add the garlic and fry for less than 1 minute, until starting to sizzle. Add the tomatoes and any juice, chard, and kale to the pan and ¾ of a teaspoon salt. Stir through. Cover the pan and continue to cook for 20 minutes, stirring every once in a while, until the kale and the chard are wilted, and the tomatoes have broken down.

  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pappardelle pasta according to packaging directions. Drain and place on a plate and add the 1 tablespoon remaining olive oil and mix well. Place on a serving dish. 

  3. Remove from the heat the kale chard combination and add the spinach, lemon juice, lemon zest, and parsley and pour over the pasta. 



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Comments (14) Post a Reply

  1. Ghanashyam says:

    This pappardelle looks delicious! Definitely going to try!

  2. Marita says:

    This looks delicious. I never know what to do with kale. Thanks for giving me some inspiration.

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      My pleasure Marita. It also makes great salads but needs to be chopped in very small chunks.

  3. Gabriela says:

    I love how balanced this recipe is and so filling as well. Thank you so much

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      My pleasure Gabriela.

  4. Marita says:

    I have some frozen kale in the freezer and was wondering what do with it. Thank god I came across this recipe. I will make it tonight.

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Yes, you can use frozen kale.

  5. AISilva says:

    This pappardelle with kale and spinach sounds so good. I love both kale and spinach so I can’t wait to try this. Thank you!

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      My pleasure, I am sure you will enjoy it!
      Bon Appetit!

  6. Gregory Halpen says:

    I’ve never had this kind of pasta before. And I love the kale, lemon and spinach additions too! Yum!

  7. Kalin says:

    Pappardelle is one of my favorites but I don’t have it enough! It looks so bright yet filling.

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      Yes quite filling with all the vegetables, but so savory. Enjoy!

  8. Anaiah says:

    This recipe was amazing and had the perfect combination of flavors! I loved the taste of lemon on my palate. It was delicious! Thank you for sharing.

    1. Giangi Townsend says:

      That is my pleasure and I am so happy you enjoyed it.
      Thank you for trying it.

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