If you have a big bunch of chard from the farmers market or a CSA box, this healthy, easy 30-minute dinner is a great way to use it up.

Source: Midwest Living

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Recipe Summary

hands-on:
30 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
5 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large pot, cook pasta in salted boiling water according to package directions; drain, reserving 3/4 cup pasta cooking water. Return pasta to pot; cover to keep warm.

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  • Meanwhile, in a very large skillet heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add Swiss chard stems, garlic and salt. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add the tomato paste. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Gradually whisk in 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water until smooth. Bring to a simmer. Add cooked pasta, chard leaves, basil and vinegar to sauce; stir to combine. If desired, stir in up to 1/4 cup additional cooking liquid to reach desired consistency. Season with black pepper. Divide among serving dishes. Sprinkle with cheese and additional pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

370 calories; fat 14g; cholesterol 7mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 48g; mono fat 8g; poly fat 2g; insoluble fiber 4g; sugars 4g; protein 13g; vitamin a 5518.8IU; vitamin c 28.1mg; thiamin 0.6mg; riboflavin 0.4mg; niacin equivalents 4.7mg; vitamin b6 0.2mg; folate 149.5mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 856mg; potassium 558mg; calcium 191mg; iron 3.9mg.
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