spaghetti with kale, bacon and brie cheese

by jenna on January 13, 2012

You wanna know the best way to eat kale?

Cooked in bacon grease then tossed with hot spaghetti, garlic, brie cheese and bacon crumbles.

The brie cheese melts and forms a deliciously creamy sauce that coats each strand of spaghetti. It’s been rocking my world for two days straight (its great reheated!) so it’s high-time I share it with y’all.

Since I’ve done absolutely nothing but sit on my butt for the past three and a half weeks, right about now I’m probably collapsing in my own sweat on my yoga mat at the Yoga Journal Conference. A large group from my studio is going to practice with Baron Baptiste for the day. It’s going to hurt…bad.

I’m going to need triple portions of this ready tonight when I get home. And more of these.

Head to PBS Food for the full recipe!

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 13, 2012 at 3:55 am

Brie that’s perfectly melted and incorporated all over the kale and pasta…oh, yes. I think anyone who says they “don’t like kale” would have to adore it when it’s coated in brie. That would be the icing on the cake for me!

I love kale anyway but with brie..oh yeah.


kathleen @ the daily crumb January 13, 2012 at 4:11 am

looks delicious!! i love kale in any way, shape or form… seriously! but i have to imagine coated in bacon grease and brie would be extra delicious.


Jenn from Much to My Delight January 13, 2012 at 4:35 am

I would inhale that like nobody’s business.


Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning January 13, 2012 at 4:54 am

I am a kale-o-holic. I don’t know why it took me so long to figure out how amazing it is, but now I just can’t get it enough! I like it baked, raw, in smoothies, in salads with a little bragg’s, red onion and carrot… but I’ve never even thought to have it in pasta. It seems like a great way to bulk up a smaller portion of pasta and not feel like you’re missing out on anything.


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat January 13, 2012 at 4:55 am

“They” (being the nutrition experts of the world) say that the best way to absorb nutrients in dark leafy greens is with a bit of fat, so I’d say that this whole bacon grease thing is probably a very good idea! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Can’t wait to hear about the conference. Have fun getting your ommm on today – even if it’s a little painful!


Molly @ RDexposed January 13, 2012 at 5:17 am

All things brie are faaaantastic!


Katrina January 13, 2012 at 5:24 am

Mmm sounds so yummy!


Lauren @ What Lauren Likes January 13, 2012 at 5:28 am

so pretty! Sigh…I can just imagine how amazing this tastes ๐Ÿ˜€


Heather Michelle @ A Sweet Simple Life January 13, 2012 at 5:42 am

o sweet mercy! that looks incredible.


HRCK the Herald January 13, 2012 at 5:48 am

Yummmmmmmmm. You’re right, that IS the best way to eat some kale!

Hope yoga isn’t brutal ๐Ÿ™‚


katie @KatieDid January 13, 2012 at 5:59 am

greens and bacon is always a match made in heaven. I think I have that combo 2-3 times per week!


Katie January 13, 2012 at 6:05 am

Ohmygosh…I love bacon and kale together. I can’t even wait to make this.


Michelle @ The Cooking Life January 13, 2012 at 6:12 am

these are some of my favorite things, combined! thanks for sharing. being in my 3rd trimester, i have to say i’ve indulged in some food items and need to get back on track with my diet (for the baby’s and my sake). i will try this!


Jodie January 13, 2012 at 6:29 am

My father in law grows it I have fallen in love with it! I have it frozen in the freezer all cut up and ready to go. I read that freezing it brings out more flavor. We shall see the next time I make it. I did a recipe with Kale, Penna Pasta and Italian Ground Sausage. It was fantastic! I will give yours a whirl too!


Diana January 13, 2012 at 6:36 am

holy yum.


Bev Weidner January 13, 2012 at 7:06 am

Yes, a hundred thousand times, Yes.


Hilliary @Happily Ever Healthy January 13, 2012 at 7:10 am

Yum! What a great way to enjoy kale! I would sub in turkey bacon maybe, but This looks delicious!


Cait's Plate January 13, 2012 at 7:12 am

I actually just had brie for the first time like last week. I don’t know how I’ve survived thusfar.


Grubarazzi (@Grubarazzi) January 13, 2012 at 7:17 am

I really love this recipe. All of my favorite things. Can’t wait to try it!


Gina @ Running to the Kitchen January 13, 2012 at 8:00 am

This makes me feel better about frying quinoa today. It just felt wrong doing that to a superfood you know? But, I’m glad to see kale with some bacon here. It’s wrong in all the right ways ๐Ÿ˜‰


Joelle (on a pink typewriter) January 13, 2012 at 8:17 am

I’ve never had kale, but this may be the way I’d appreciate it…


Kelsey @aslolife January 13, 2012 at 8:26 am

Yum, kale in pasta is my fav!


Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) January 13, 2012 at 9:39 am

Anything Brie and I’m in!


Laura @ She Eats Well January 13, 2012 at 9:58 am

Those pictures are absolutely gorgeous! The green kale really adds to them and I love the idea of incorporating kale into pasta!


Sonia the Mexigarian January 13, 2012 at 10:19 am

And I actually have a chunk of brie sitting in the fridge waiting to be used. How long does brie last anyways? lol.


Mary @ Bake Break January 13, 2012 at 11:41 am

I’m not sure whether to think this is healthy or not – kale and brie together sounds delicious though!!


Tee @ She Writes, Bites, and Window Shops January 13, 2012 at 1:28 pm

This looks so good! Do you think goat cheese would work as well as brie?


Lindsay @ FuelMyFamily January 13, 2012 at 1:44 pm

This looks amazing! It will be made this week. Anything with bacon is a husband winner!


Irina G (Fit Flexitarian) January 13, 2012 at 2:06 pm

This looks AMAZING. Have you heard that bacon is the #1 reason that a people don’t go vegetarian? This certainly is the kind of thing that will keep me coming back… plus I am totally obsessed with kale.


Moni'sMeals January 13, 2012 at 2:42 pm

girl you got me, with that brie, it is on…let’s do this! Great recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚


Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous January 13, 2012 at 3:04 pm

What a great recipe for winter CSA veggies!


Angela @ Happy Fit Mama January 13, 2012 at 4:03 pm

I’m loving the abundance of kale recipes right now across the blogs. Kale is my go to green besides spinach. More kale recipes, please!

Enjoy your day with Baron. I’m jealous!


Liz January 13, 2012 at 5:49 pm

YUM… combines four things I love.

I have to say, though, that the best way to eat kale is in a Portuguese kale soup!


Laura @ A Healthy Jalapeรฑo January 13, 2012 at 5:56 pm

This sounds insanely good. What a fabulous combination!!! WIn , Win, and win here! Nice job.


Kristen @ semihealthy January 13, 2012 at 6:40 pm

I love this! Without the bacon of course, because I’m the only person in the world with an aversion to it!


Hannah January 13, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Having recently become addicted to broccoli roasted with parmesan, I am most delighted by this kale with cheesycheesy brilliance. Just imagining it with a blue brie right now….


Kelly @foodiefresh January 14, 2012 at 4:08 am

These are the things I never think to do with bacon…but I really should. Yummmm. And by the way, when I read Baron Baptiste, I read it was Bacon Baptiste. Some people need to get their head out of the gutter, but mine lives in the kitchen. ๐Ÿ™‚


Lu January 14, 2012 at 9:29 am

How spooky, I just bought some kale and brie! My have to try this. I have only had kale once and I wasn’t keen, but I want to give it another go. So this will be the perfect test!


Deborah January 14, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Anytime you cook anything in bacon grease, you know it’s going to be good!! This sounds so amazing.


peruci January 17, 2012 at 12:15 am

I like this recipe a lot, it is one of my favourites. I`ve tried it yesterday and it was very good, my husband just loves it, thanks a lot for sharing.


Kara January 17, 2012 at 6:24 pm

I tried this over the weekend and it was amazing! Kale and pasta with sausage (literally, just those 3 ingredients, plus some red pepper flakes for pizazz) is my go-to dinner, and this was along the same lines, but so decadent with the bacon and brie! Kale and bacon/sausage seem to be a match made in heaven…..


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