If you like kale—or even if you’re on the fence—you’ll love this modern and healthy twist on pesto pasta. It’s one of my go-to dinners on Friday nights. Michael loves it and I can have it on the table in 20 minutes. And if we’ve got a bottle of white wine chilling in the fridge, all the better to unwind after a long week.

Heads up: You’ll need some of the pasta cooking water for the sauce, so be sure to reserve some before you drain the pasta. It’s easy to forget, so I always put a liquid measuring cup right next to the colander as a visual reminder. Serves 4