Garlicky Pasta with Swiss Chard and Beans

5 from 1 vote
garlicky pasta

If you celebrate Meatless Monday, follow a vegetarian diet or simply want to save money and calories by eating less meat, my Garlicky Pasta with Swiss Chard and Beans is for you!

Feel free to experiment with various leafy greens such as spinach or kale. No cannelini beans? Navy or chick peas would work perfectly. The options are endless.

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Garlicky Pasta with Swiss Chard and Beans

Garlicky Pasta with Swiss Chard and Beans

5 from 1 vote
If you follow a vegetarian diet or simply want to save money and calories by eating less meat, my Garlicky Pasta with Swiss Chard and Beans is for you!
PREP: 20 mins
COOK: 15 mins
TOTAL: 35 mins
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Servings: 4

Ingredients
 

  • 8 oz whole wheat pasta
  • 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 bunch swiss chard (stems removed and finely chopped keep stems!)
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • ½ tsp chili flakes (optional)
  • 2 cloves garlic (grated with microplane)
  • 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 15 oz can cannelini beans (drained and rinsed)
  • fresh parsley and basil (optional)
  • parmesan cheese to serve

Instructions
 

  • Cook pasta according to package instructions. Note: For al dente pasta, cook one minute less than package suggests.)
  • Reserve 1/2 c starchy cooking liquid before straining pasta; set pasta aside. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in the same pot you cooked the pasta over medium-high heat.
  • Add Swiss chard stems and a good pinch of salt.
  • Saute for 5-7 minutes until stems start to soften.
  • Add in roughly chopped Swiss chard leaves and reserved cooking liquid.
  • Put cover on the pan and let steam to wilt about 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir in chili flakes, garlic, tomatoes and beans. Cook for 5 minutes to warm through.
  • Toss in reserved pasta. Serve with fresh parsley, basil and parmesan cheese.

Notes

Excellent source of Vitamins A and C, good source Iron and Calcium

Nutrition

Calories: 316kcalCarbohydrates: 65.3gProtein: 14.2gFat: 5.4gSaturated Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 0mgFiber: 15g
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4 thoughts on “Garlicky Pasta with Swiss Chard and Beans”

  1. I'm nine years late, but so happy I found this recipe. Delicious. I just added a shallot and upped the garlic. Thank you and thank Google. :)

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