Penne With Greens

 Recipe
A meatless penne pasta recipe is a great way to sneak more greens into your diet but still enjoy a hearty dish that satisfies.

Yield:

Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups pasta mixture, 2 tablespoons cheese)

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 13 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 412
Fat 17 g
Satfat 4 g
Monofat 7 g
Polyfat 3 g
Protein 17 g
Carbohydrate 56 g
Fiber 7 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Iron 4 mg
Sodium 655 mg
Calcium 129 mg

Ingredients

8 ounces whole-wheat penne
3 tablespoons pine nuts
2 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 large garlic cloves, crushed and peeled
1–2 teaspoons minced jalapeño pepper or serrano chile
1 bunch trimmed Swiss chard, chopped (about 12 ounces)
1/4 cup golden raisins
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (4-ounce) package crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese

Preparation

1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until al dente, about 7–8 minutes. Drain and set aside.

2. While pasta is cooking, toast pine nuts in a large skillet over medium-high heat, tossing frequently, until toasted, about 3 minutes. Remove pine nuts and set aside.

3. Heat olive oil and garlic in the same skillet over medium-high heat. Tilt the skillet so the oil pools in 1 corner, hold over heat, and cook garlic until lightly browned. Add the jalapeño pepper and greens, and toss until greens are wilted, about 2 minutes. Add raisins, pine nuts, and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Add pasta to the skillet and toss another minute or until pasta is fully cooked and has absorbed the liquid from the greens. Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with feta. Serve hot.

Note:

Jean Galton,

December 2007
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