Swiss Chard with Pasta

Swiss Chard Pasta Dish

Each week in the summer I get a weekly veggie box and each year I get Swiss chard and have had no idea what to do with it. Last year I tried this and ended up having it 2 or 3 more times throughout the rest of the summer. Now I can't wait to get Swiss chard this year!!! Delicious.

2 ounces small shell pasta, uncooked

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 garlic cloves, chopped finely

½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 large bunch Swiss or Rainbow chard, stems chopped and leaves roughly chopped

Salt and pepper, to taste

¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Zest of 1 lemon

2 eggs, 1 per person


Cook pasta according to package directions. In skillet over medium heat add olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes. Saute’ 1-2 minutes. Add chard stems and cook 1 minute. Add leaves, toss to combine and cook until wilted. Season with salt and pepper. Add pasta and toss with grated Parmesan cheese and lemon zest. Make a soft fried egg and put on top of each serving.