Papardelle with VegBox Greens

If you have a pile of VegBox greens that really need eating up, for example spinach, chard or kale, how about giving Ceri Jones’ favourite pappardelle dish a try. Super simple, yet so tasty. This is a very versatile recipe, so feel free to vary it to your fancy.


  • Olive oil
  • Large portion of greens such as spinach, chard or kale, shredded (remove the stalks – you can add the chard stalks to the dish)
  • Garlic, minced
  • Creme fraiche or cream (optional)
  • Parmesan or other hard cheese, finely grated
  • Pasta to serve, Papardelle or Tagliatelle is great with this recipe
  • Sea salt and black pepper

1. Put your water for your pasta onto boil, add plenty of salt. When ready put the pasta onto boil.
2. Warm a tablespoon or so of olive oil in a frying pan, add the stalks (if using) and sauté for a minute or so until soft, then add a clove of minced garlic and a pinch of salt. Next add the shredded greens and stir until fully wilted. Add some starchy water from the pasta saucepan, a blob of cream and a handful of Parmesan. Season with black pepper. Stir well so the greens are coated in cream.
3. Add the pasta to the greens using tongs (rather than draining through a sieve), and toss well to combine.
4. Serve immediately with extra Parmesan on top.