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Five Cheese Creamy Rustic Tomato Pasta with Wilted Kale

Warm, savory, and rustic fusilli seasoned with zesty Italian spices and garlic. Finished with a creamy five cheese melt, smooth tomato-cream sauce, and freshly wilted kale.
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 30-35 minutes
This dish is Vegetarian
Calories: 540 Fat: 14g Carbs: 80g Protein: 19g

Nothing says cozy deliciousness like a bowl full of cheesy, creamy pasta. This rustic pasta dish is first flavored with a zesty Italian blend that will brighten your senses. Fresh aromatics, al dente fusilli, and and melt-in-your-mouth five cheese blend is topped with fresh, wilted kale. This heart-filled meal is the perfect end to a busy day, so curl up on the couch, binge your favorite show, and get ready for a great night in.

Ingredients
Diced tomatoes
Fusilli pasta
5 cheese blend
Sour cream
Red Wine Vinegar
Garlic
Italian seasoning
Baby kale

Cooking terms for this recipe

Mince To cut a food into very small pieces.
Al Dente Literally “to the tooth”. Describes the ideal texture of cooked pasta that leaves it with a slight bite, rather than becoming mushy.
Simmer To stew gently below or just at boiling point.

What you need

Medium pot

Large pot

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1: BOIL PASTA

Read through the entire recipe before getting started. Wash and dry all produce. Mince or grate garlic. Bring 6 cups of water with a pinch of salt to a boil in a medium pot. Add fusilli pasta and cook at a rolling boil for 10-12 min until pasta is al dente. Reserve 1 1/2 cups pasta water, then drain well and set aside.

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Step 2: MAKE SAUCE

Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in previously used pot over medium-high heat. Add garlic and Italian seasoning and sauté for 11-12 minutes until aromatic and softened. Add diced tomatoes, pasta water, red wine vinegar, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Toss until incorporated.

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Step 3: SIMMER SAUCE

Bring sauce to a simmer and cook simmering for 8-10 min until flavors have incorporated and sauce has reduced by half.

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Step 4: MIX PASTA

Add cooked fusilli pasta and toss to incorporate.

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Step 5: FINISH PASTA

Add sour cream to pasta and mix gently until it melts in and incorporates. Fold in baby kale and 5 cheese blend. Toss gently for 1-2 min until lightly wilted.

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Step 6: PLATE YOUR DISH

Divide pasta between two bowls. Enjoy!