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Aglio e Olio with Kale

Aglio E Olio is an easy to make Pasta dish that needs only a few ingredients and takes just a few minutes. Here kale and broccoli are added to give some color and added nutrition to the dish.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Course: noodles pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 Servings


  • 1 lb. Long Pasta like Spaghetti or Bucatini
  • ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, thinly sliced
  • As needed Crushed red Pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 cups Broccoli florets, steamed
  • 1 Small Bunch Kale, chopped
  • To taste Salt & Pepper
  • 2~3 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated


  • Cook Pasta in a big pot of salted water until 'al dente'. Reserve 1 cup of pasta cooking water. Drain pasta and return to the pot.
  • While pasta is cooking, heat 3tbsp olive oil and garlic in a large skillet. Add crushed red pepper flakes, if using. Cook over medium heat until garlic starts to sizzle and turn lightly golden, about 3~4 minutes.
  • Add kale and cook till it slightly wilts, about 2~3 minutes. Add steamed broccoli and cook for 1 more minute to heat through.
  • Next transfer the pasta to the skillet along with ½cup of pasta cooking water, increase the heat to high and cook tossing the noodles constantly, until a creamy sauce forms and coats the noodles. Add more pasta water if needed.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the remaining 1tbsp olive oil and mix well. Top with grated parmesan, if desired. Serve right away!!
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