Print Page  |  Contact Us  |  Sign In  |  Register
Penne with Braised Squash and Greens
Share |

Chard or Swiss chard is a green leafy vegetable from the beetroot family that has been bred to have highly nutritious leaves. Chard has a slightly bitter taste, however, the cooking process reduces the bitterness greatly. It can be eaten raw in salads or sautéed. Swiss chard is high in vitamin A, K and C. It is also rich in dietary fiber, minerals, and protein. The stalks have more iron than the leaves resulting in their rosy color.

 


 

Source:modified from www.eatingwell.com

Servings:8

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

Pinch of crushed red pepper

1.5 cups low sodium vegetable broth

1 lb. butternut squash, peeled and cut into ¾ inch cubes

1 small bunch Swiss chard, stems removed, leaves cut into 1 inch pieces

8 oz. Whole grain penne, rigatoni or fusilli

½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions: 1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion to the pan; cook, stirring often, until softened and golden, 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and crushed pepper; cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add broth and squash; bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for 10 minutes. Add chard and stir to immerse. Cover and cook until the squash and chard are tender, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, cook pasta until just tender, 8-10 minutes or according to package directions, Drain and return to pot. Add squash mixture, Parmesan, pepper; toss to coat.

Nutritional Analysis:Calories 180, Protein 7g, Fat 3.5g, Saturated Fat 1g, Calories from Fat 5%, Cholesterol 5mg, Carbohydrates 32g, Fiber 5g, Sodium 170mg, Vitamin A 160%, Calcium 10%, Vitamin C 35%, Iron 10%

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons,User: Jonathunder


Community Search
Sign In


Forgot your password?

Haven't registered yet?

Calendar

9/3/2014
WomenHeart of Nassau/Queens

9/3/2014
WomenHeart of Nassau/Queens

9/8/2014
WomenHeart of Fox Valley-PM Support Network Meeting

9/8/2014
WomenHeart of Overland Park Support Network Meeting

Latest News
Online Surveys
 
WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) patient advocacy organization with thousands of members nationwide, including women heart patients and their families, health care providers, advocates and consumers committed to helping women live longer, healthier lives. WomenHeart supports, educates and advocates on behalf of the 42 million American women living with or at risk of heart disease. Our programs are made possible by donations, grants and corporate partnerships.

2013 Copyright - WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease
WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease is a founding partner of The Heart Truth Red Dress campaign. The Heart Truth and Red Dress are trademarks of HHS.