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Swiss Chard, Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Pasta

 
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Hearty swiss chard, crunchy red pepper, and creamy goat cheese make the pasta load with flavors. A simple and delicious week-day meal that everybody enjoys.

Yield

4

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

20

min

Ready

30

min

Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, High Fiber, Very low in sodium, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

2 teaspoons vegetable oil
such as olive or canola
1 pound mixed salad greens
kale, chard or collard, stemmed and well washed
2 sweet red bell peppers
diced into small cubes
1 pinch red pepper flakes
to taste
*
4 cloves garlic
or to taste, minced
salt and black pepper
to taste
*
½ tablespoon oregano
freshly chopped, or 1 teaspoon dried
12 ounces pasta, orecchlette (ear-shaped)
or other pasta
*
cup goat (chevre) cheese
crumbled
*
4 tablespoons hazelnuts (filberts)
toasted and chopped, or walnuts

Directions

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium heat in a large and heavy skillet or a cast iron pan, and stir in the chard stems and bell peppers. Cook, stirring often, until tender but still crispy, about 4 minutes. Stir in the chopped chard. Cook for about 3 minutes until the leaves are wilted.

Stir in the garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes and salt to taste, and cook for 30 to 40 seconds. Turn the heat to very low.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, and add the pasta. Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package. Drain and reserve 1 cup of cooking water.

Stir in about ½ cup of the pasta water to the pan with the greens and peppers. Stir in the goat cheese until the cheese melts and the mixture becomes creamy.

Return the drained pasta to the pan and gently mix with the greens, pepper and goat cheese mixture until well coated. Put up onto the serving plates and sprinkle some toasted nuts. Serve hot.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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El Cajon, United States
 over 6 years ago

Was really good. Used fresh Swiss chard and peppers from my garden and used a fusili pasta. My husband and I really enjoyed it!
Suzanne, el Cajon, ca

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 192g (6.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 12452% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 32mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 5%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars g
Protein 11g
Vitamin A 276% Vitamin C 265%
Calcium 15% Iron 14%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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