Recipe: Kale Pesto Pasta Casserole (Gluten-Free)

This kale pesto pasta casserole is filling, delicious, and so easy to make! It has an especially savory, umami twist thanks to the addition of sun-dried tomatoes and olives. I also sautéed thin strips of eggplant in a bit of olive oil and mixed it all together with the pesto. An absolutely lovely highlight is the crust, which is made of gluten-free bread crumbs mixed with olive oil and garlic. It's crunchy, hearty, and perfect!

(For my family, I doubled the ingredients and served it with cream corn on the side and baked apples with cinnamon.)

This Recipe is :

High Carb VeganVegan
Cook Time

Kale Pesto:

    About 2 cups of kale
    3 tablespoons olive oil
    1 clove garlic
    Juice of 1 lime
    1 handful fresh parsley
    1/2 cup pine nuts
    Salt, pepper

Pasta Casserole:

    8 ounces gluten-free pasta
    1 recipe kale pesto (see above)
    1 handful of chopped sun-dried tomatoes
    3/4 cup chopped olives
    1 eggplant
    2 handfuls of gluten-free bread crumbs
    1 clove of garlic
    Olive oil


To Make the Pesto:

  *  Wash and chop the kale. Transfer to the bowl of a blender.
 *   Lightly toast the pine nuts. This will help give the pesto a more intense flavor. Let cool a bit, then add to the kale.
 *   Add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth.

To Make the Casserole:

  *  Preheat your oven to 390°F.
  *  Wash the eggplant and cut it into thin slices. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a pan and add the eggplant slices. Season with salt and pepper and sauté until the eggplant begins to soften.
  *  Cook the pasta according to the package instructions.
  *  In the meantime, chop the olives and sun-dried tomatoes.
  *  Mix the cooked pasta, sautéed eggplant, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, and the kale pesto in a large bowl. Transfer to a casserole dish.
  *  In a small bowl, combine the bread crumbs with a tablespoon of olive oil and one crushed clove of garlic.  *Spread mixture over the kale pasta.
    Bake for 15-20 minutes.

Many Thanks to One Green Planet for this fantastic Recipe!


  1. Such good flavors in this dish. Never thought of making pesto with kale.

    slehan at juno dot com

  2. This recipe looks really delicious and fun to make. I will have to make this recipe for my family and I have never cooked with kale. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. I'm always looking for new recipes to make for my family. this looks healthy and tasty!

  4. Thank you for the recipe. I've been wanting to include kale in a recipe and am definitely going to make this. It looks delicious.

  5. This sounds absolutely scrumptious! I want to try this next weekend when i have company staying. Thank you for posting.

  6. This would be good for my niece , she has food restrictions. Thanks for the recipe

  7. I most definitely would love to try the Kale Pesto Pasta Casserole. I think it is a fine plate, of which it's on my menu later in the week.


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