Green Power Pasta

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Simple flavors and a bright pop of color makes this recipe a good way to introduce Swiss Chard to children
  • 8 oz. fettuccine or other pasta
  • 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 sliced clove garlic
  • 1 lb. (ribs removed) chopped Swiss chard
  • 1/2 c. Parmesan cheese
Prepare pasta according to the al dente instructions on the box. When pasta is done, reserve about 1 to 2 tablespoons of the pasta water for finishing the dish. Add olive oil and butter to a non-stick skillet and turn on heat to medium. Add swiss chard and garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook for about 2 to 4 minutes, or when the swiss chard has cooked down. Add the reserved pasta water, the pasta and the parmesan cheese and toss. Serve immediately.
Yield: 6 servings
Serving Size: 1/6 of pasta is 1 oz grain/bread and 1/4 c. vegetable for a 3-5 year old at lunch/supper
Credit: The Little Kitchen
Recipe Information:  Vegetarian  Vegetables- Dark Green