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Collard Greens Pasta

This simple collard greens pasta recipe tastes as good as it looks. It's full of collard greens and red onions, brightened up by a splash of lemon and topped with a burrata ball and loads of olive oil. This yummy pasta with greens and grilled lemons is a fantastic quick dinner idea, I'm sure your familia will love!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: global
Keyword: burrata, collard greens recipe, pasta recipe
Servings: 6 Servings
Author: aline_shaw


  • 16 oz of uncooked pasta I used Casarecce
  • 3 whole lemons
  • 3-5 slices of bacon, diced
  • Olive oil to taste
  • 1 red onion, peeled and sliced
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced or 1 Tbsp of Brazilian Sofrito
  • 1-2 bunches of collard greens, stemmed and sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2-3 burrata balls


  • Prepare the pasta acording to package intructions.
  • Meanwhlile, slice 2 of the lemons in half, then zest and juice the remaining lemon, and set aside. You should have approximately 1/2 a tsp of zest, and 1 tbsp of juice.
  • In a large skillet, over medium heat, grill the lemon halves until browned. Approximately 2-3 minutes. Then, remove the lemons from the skillet and set them aside.
  • Using the same skillet, brown the bacon.
  • Add about a tbsp of olive oil to the pan with the browned bacon, and add the onions.
  • Let the onions saute until they are transparent, about a minute or two.
  • Add the minced garlic, and saute until it's golden.
  • Add the lemon juice to the pan and let it cook until it's nearly evaporated - about a minute.
  • Add the collard greens and season with salt and pepper. Give everything a couple of quick stirs just to wilt the greens, then turn off the heat.
  • Add the lemon zest and the cooked pasta, stir to combine.
  • Serve it in bowls with half of a burrata ball on top. Drizzle with some more olive oil if desired.

Bom Apetite!