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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. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Garlic Pasta with Swiss Chard
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
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