Pasta with Swiss Chard

Pasta with Swiss Chard


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


25 m servings 453 cals
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Original recipe yields 2 servings



  • Calories:
  • 453 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 17.7 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 62.3g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 17.1 g
  • 34%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 443 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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.
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  1. 32 Ratings


This is great with basically kind of greens! I like to mix spinach at the last minute just to wilt it with the sturdier other greens. Even my three uear old g'daughter loves it!

I've had pasta and Swiss chard before, but until now have only mixed it together on my plate, not as a dish of its own! This is pleasant, homey comfort food. Simple and satisfying. I had the ca...

Really simple and delicious. I have a lot of chard in the backyard and I wish I had used two bunches! Added a few more garlic cloves. Loved the lemon- not overpowering like I thought it would.

Delish!! I've been making this dish for 30 years!! I saute chopped onion 'till carmelized first, then add crushed red pepper flakes and extra garlic and the swiss chard. I also add a few dashes ...

Very good - stuck to the recipe, with the exception of using whole grain pasta - kids loved it!

A good basic idea, but very bland. It needed a lot of help to make it palatable. I added more garlic and just a dash of cayenne.

The whole family enjoyed this dish even my 4 and 2 year olds. Followed the recipe exactly.

this was pretty good. I followed the recipe except for the fact that I didn't have any olive oil so I sauted the swiss chard in bacon grease, and I added about 6 tablespoons of butter to the fi...

Very simple but so good! I used spinach because that was all I had and it turned out great!