Swiss Chard Pasta
Swiss chard pasta – it’s just a few simple ingredients and easy to prepare.
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 thinly sliced garlic cloves
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- 1 lb. Swiss chard, stems removed and roughly chopped
- 1 lb. short pasta
- ¼ cup Parmigiana cheese
Start a pot of salted boiling water. You’ll use this for both the Swiss chard and then for the pasta. While the water is heating, lightly sauté the garlic in oil in a pan with salt and pepper. Remove the pan from the heat.
When the water in the pot comes to a boil, add the Swiss chard, and cook for about 5 minutes. Remove the Swiss chard and without draining it, place it right in a blender. Add the sautéed garlic and oil. Blend until it’s a fine thick puree. Check for seasoning.
Add the pasta to the still boiling water and cook until almost done. Drain it, saving one cup of the pasta water, and return the pasta to the pot. Stir in the Swiss chard sauce and coat the pasta while it finishes cooking. Add more of the pasta water if the sauce is too thick. Turn off the heat and stir in the cheese.