Fettuccine With Swiss Chard, Walnuts & Lemon

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"Yummy! Quick, easy and delicious I get bored with the same old pasta sauces, and this is great. From Boston's Via Matta Restaurant. Easily doubled"

Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (357.1 g)
  • Calories 959.5
  • Total Fat - 56.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 13.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 31.1 mg
  • Sodium - 393.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 102.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 15.8 g
  • Sugars - 3.6 g
  • Protein - 19.2 g
  • Calcium - 322.3 mg
  • Iron - 3.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 48 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.

Step 2

Over high heat, place the oil and garlic in a large sauté pan and gently cook until the garlic turns golden brown. Add 3 pinches of salt, 2 pinches of black pepper, and 2 pinches of crushed red pepper to the oil. Add the rosemary and Swiss chard. Sauté for 1 to 2 minutes.

Step 3

Drop the pasta into the boiling water and cook until it is tender but still has a bit of bite to it.

Step 4

While the pasta is cooking, add the stock to the Swiss chard and reduce for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the walnuts and cook for 30 seconds. Add the lemon juice and butter. Taste for seasoning.

Step 5

Strain the pasta from the water and add it to the Swiss chard. Toss it all together until most of the liquid is absorbed by the pasta. Add the cheese.

Step 6

The pasta should be slightly creamy, and no extra sauce should be apparent. Divide into two bowls and serve.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Delicious!! I used homemade curry pasta. And also sub almonds instead of walnuts since that is what I had on hand. The pinch of rosemary makes the dish. Yumm!

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(29 Jun 2017)