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Penne with Swiss Chard and Toasted Pine Nuts

No recipe image available.This sophisticated main dish is brimming with flavor as well as vitamins A and C, and iron.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound dried penne pasta, cooked and kept warm, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil - divided use
5 large cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper, crushed
8 cups (10 ounces) Swiss chard or spinach leaves, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
1/4 cup BUITONI Refrigerated Freshly Shredded Romano Cheese
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and crushed red pepper; cook for 30 seconds. Add Swiss chard; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 7 minutes or until Swiss chard is wilted.
  2. Stir in pasta, reserved cooking water and remaining oil. Sprinkle with nuts, 3 tablespoons cheese and black pepper. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 520 Total Fat: 13 g Saturated Fat: 2.5 g Cholesterol: 5 mg Sodium: 230 mg Carbohydrates: 83 g Dietary Fiber: 5 g Sugars: 5 g Protein: 18 g.

Recipe is the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.