Swiss Chard Pasta

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A simple vitamin-packed pasta dish is a lifesaver during the week. And this quick meal is sure to become a regular on your summertime roster because it uses up a bunch of Swiss chard in a way your whole family will adore. (Especially if you use fun pink- or rainbow-stemmed chard.) If you love heat, increase the amount of hot pepper flakes to taste.

  • Portion size 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch Swiss chard (about 2/3 lb/300 g)
  • 12 oz fusilli pasta
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch hot pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup shaved Parmesan cheese

Method

Trim leaves off Swiss chard. Cut stems into about 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick pieces; coarsely chop leaves. Set aside separately.

Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente, adding Swiss chard leaves during last 2 minutes. Reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid, drain.

Meanwhile, in large skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook garlic, stirring, until just starting to turn golden, about 2 minutes. Add Swiss chard stems, salt and hot pepper flakes; cook, stirring, until stems are tender-crisp, about 4 minutes.

Stir in pasta mixture and enough of the reserved cooking liquid to coat; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Serve topped with Parmesan cheese.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 5 g
  • Sodium 794 mg
  • Sugars 2 g
  • Protein 15 g
  • Calories 448.0
  • Total fat 14 g
  • Potassium 348 mg
  • Cholesterol 5 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 67 g

%RDI

  • Iron 32.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 83.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 12.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 23.0
  • Vitamin C 35.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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