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Garlic Pasta with Swiss Chard

A simple dinner that introduces new veggies to kids with a dish that they already love!  Garlic Pasta with Swiss Chard is a simple weeknight dinner full of color and nutrition. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Garlic Pasta with Swiss Chard
Servings: 4
Calories: 442kcal


  • 8 ounce Spaghetti
  • 4 cup Chard, swiss, raw
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 14 1/2 ounce diced tomatoes, canned
  • 15 ounce white beans, canned


  • 1 tablespoon parsley, fresh
  • 1/8 cup chopped basil, fresh
  • 1/2 ounce Parmesan cheese, shredded


  • Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup liquid, and set aside.
  • While pasta is cooking chop swish chard, separating stems from leaves; mince garlic; drain and rinse beans. Set aside.
  • Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in the same pot you cooked the pasta.
  • Add chopped stems and salt to hot oil; sauté for 5-7 minutes until they start to soften.
  • Add in roughly chopped leaves and reserved cooking liquid. Cover and cook 2-3 minutes until they begin to wilt.
  • Stir in garlic, drained tomatoes, and beans. Cook approximately 5 minutes until warmed through. Add pasta and toss together.
  • Serve topped with parsley, basil, and grated Parmesan to taste.


Calories: 442kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 796mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 8g