Salmon Mac and Cheese Bowls with Kale
Upgrade your typical mac and cheese with these salmon mac and cheese kale bowls. They are perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner and something that the whole family will love!
- 2 6 oz salmon filets
- 1 box your favorite macaroni and cheese pasta I like Annie’s or Banza
- 1 bunch dinosaur Lacinato kale, chopped
- 3 teaspoons olive oil divided
- sea salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- lemon slices for serving
Preheat oven to 475°F.
Follow the package directions for making the mac and cheese.
Meanwhile coat each salmon filet with with a little olive oil (about 1/2 teaspoon per filet) and liberally season with salt and pepper. Add salmon to baking dish and bake for 5-6 minutes. You may need to cook longer, depending on the size of your salmon filets. Turn broiler on and broil for 1 additional minute, just to give the outside a little crisp and for the salmon to turn golden brown.
While salmon is baking, heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add chopped kale and sauté for 5 minutes or until kale is wilted. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Remove salmon from the oven and serve. Grab two shallow bowls. Add salmon with fresh lemon slices on top, sautéed kale and a portion of mac and cheese. Enjoy warm.
Serving: 1 salmon filet w/ kale and mac and cheese | Calories: 650kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 66g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 1139mg | Potassium: 912mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 6g