Pasta with Swiss Chard

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Garden fresh Swiss chard is quickly cooked with olive oil, garlic, and capers in this quick and easy Italian-inspired meal.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings

Ingredients

  • pound whole-wheat spaghetti

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 bunch Swiss chard, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon capers

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice, or to taste (Optional)

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste

Directions

  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the spaghetti, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic, and cook for 1 minute to soften. Add the Swiss chard. Cook and stir until the stems of the chard are tender. You can use some of the hot pasta water to help steam the chard in the covered pan.

  3. Stir the hot spaghetti into the chard mixture along with the capers. Season to taste with salt and black pepper, and drizzle with lemon juice if desired. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

453 Calories
18g Fat
62g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 453
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 444mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Dietary Fiber 12g 41%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 36mg 179%
Calcium 203mg 16%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 615mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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