Fettuccine with Swiss Chard & Garlic

Fettuccine with Swiss Chard from The Little Kitchen

You know how I’m obsessed with homemade pasta? If you missed it, you need to check out the video I shared showing you how easy it is to make it.

This recipe is inspired by a restaurant called CITY House in Nashville. Lindsay and Taylor took us there when we visited them last October. I had a similar pasta dish with swiss chard and now I’m hooked. It was such a simple dish but it was full of comfort. I truly believe that a dish doesn’t have to be complicated to make in order for it to be a comfort food or dish.

Fettuccine with Swiss Chard from The Little Kitchen

I love cooking spinach…why have I never cooked swiss chard before? I actually think when cooked, it tastes even better than spinach.

Fettuccine with Swiss Chard from The Little Kitchen

I first cut down the middle and remove the big rib and then chop into pieces like picture above.

Fettuccine with Swiss Chard from The Little Kitchen

From start to finish, it only takes me 15 minutes to make this dish. And it’s a nice plate of comfort. With the homemade pasta, you cannot go wrong with this dish!

And that KitchenAid surprise I told you about last week? Here it is.

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Fettuccine with Swiss Chard & Garlic Recipe

Yield: Serves 2

Prep Time: 8 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 8 ounces homemade pasta(or dried pasta; if using frozen homemade pasta, be sure to defrost it in the fridge first)

  • 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 Tablespoon salted butter

  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced

  • 3-4 big leaves of swiss chard, hard ribs removed and chopped

  • 1/2 to 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated


  1. Fill a medium-sized pot with water and add salt, bring to a boil. While the water is coming to a boil, prep your other other ingredients.

  2. Boil fresh pasta for about 3 to 5 minutes until al dente. If you're using boxed dried pasta, cook it 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.

  3. 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 with additional cheese if you would like.

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45 Responses to “Fettuccine with Swiss Chard & Garlic”

  1. 41
    Veronica — May 21, 2014 @ 1:19 pm

    This was so delicious! Had a local farm delivery which lots of swiss chard, which I never had before, so found your page while seeking recipes. I was initially suspicious of an Alfredo without the cream, but this was so very creamy. Always looking for cancer fighting recipes- this will be a new staple. Thank you for sharing!


  2. 42
    Berna Deene Saylor — June 21, 2014 @ 1:28 pm

    Thank you for this recipe. I use chard, either rainbow, swiss or red all the time. It gets expensive when not in season, but so worth it. I also grow it when ever I can. I use it in a 1. Capris Salad, 2. cooked with diced potatoes, smoked ham shanks and chard, 3 Shrimp or crab scampi it replaces the spinach, 4. wilted in Olive Oil with bella mushrooms 5. Wilted with bacon and red onion 6. Plain , raw in a salad or on a sandwich. oh so many other things to do with it. Thank you for the recipe. Chard is ever so good for you.


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  5. 43
    Susan — May 31, 2015 @ 3:54 pm

    This looks awesome, I will make this


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