Penne With Leafy Greens
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Penne With Leafy Greens

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size½ of recipe
Calories469
Total Fat14 g
Saturated Fat4 g
Sodium659 mg
Total Carbohydrate71 g
Dietary Fiber5 g
Protein17 g

Servings and Times

Servings2

Ingredients and Preparation

IngredientsMeasures
Hazelnuts, roughly chopped 2 tablespoons
Penne6 ounces (slightly less than ½ of a 1-pound box of pasta)
Olive oil ½ tablespoon
Garlic cloves, thinly sliced 2
Swiss chard, stemmed and chopped (works with spinach too)1 bunch
Salt ¼ teaspoon
Butter½ tablespoon
Freshly ground pepper to taste
Grated Parmesan2 tablespoons
  1. Directions
  2. Toast hazelnuts in a small skillet over low heat. Stir and toss for a few minutes, until fragrant.
  3. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. When pasta is done, reserve ½ cup of water before draining.
  4. Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven or deep skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add chard and sprinkle with salt. Increase heat to medium-high and stir until chard begins to wilt. Cover the pot and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until tender, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the reserved pasta water and butter to the chard, and cook until the butter is melted. Then add the drained pasta, mix well, and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  6. Season with pepper to taste. Portion onto two plates, and top with parmesan and hazelnuts.

Exchanges
4 starches; 2 vegetables; 2 fats; ½ high-fat meat substitute

Side Suggestions: Bruschetta
Thinly slice a wheat baguette. Rub slices with a peeled garlic clove and place onto a baking sheet. Toast in an oven preheated to 475˚ F for about 5 minutes, or until golden. Chop and combine 6 deseeded tomatoes, 2 small yellow onions, and 2 garlic cloves. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Add tomato mixture and sauté for a few minutes (the onions and tomatoes should not start to brown). Mix in 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh basil (or 2 teaspoons dry); spoon onto baguette slices and serve.

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