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Fettuccine with Rainbow Chard and White Beans

Fettuccine with Rainbow Chard and White Beans

Transform pasta night by using whole wheat noodles and a flavorful addition of Swiss chard. So long, plain spaghetti!

Real Simple FEBRUARY 2008

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings


  • 12 ounces ounces whole-wheat fettuccine
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 bunches rainbow or red and green Swiss chard, stems and leaves separated and cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 15.5-ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan


Cook the pasta according to package directions.

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and cook until they begin to break down and release their juices, about 2 minutes. Stir in the chard stems and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the chard leaves, cannellini beans, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and the red pepper and cook, stirring, until the chard leaves are tender, 3 to 5 minutes.

Divide the cooked pasta among individual bowls and top with the chard mixture and Parmesan.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 458
  • Calories from fat: 10%
  • Fat: 5g
  • Saturated fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Sodium: 881mg
  • Carbohydrate: 86g
  • Fiber: 21g
  • Sugars: 2g
  • Protein: 29g

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