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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.

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


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.

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.

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.

From The Little Kitchen

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40 Responses to “Fettuccine with Swiss Chard & Garlic”

  1. 1
    LyndaS — February 25, 2013 @ 2:02 pm

    That looks good. I recently bought a pasta machine and am looking for more recipes. Thanks for sharing.


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    Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell — February 25, 2013 @ 2:13 pm

    Oh I love, love, love it. Sounds sooooooo good! Pinned!


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    Sue/the view from great island — February 25, 2013 @ 2:35 pm

    So simple, and I’ve been oogling the gorgeous Swiss chard at the farmer’s market lately!


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    Angie @ Big Bear's Wife — February 25, 2013 @ 3:01 pm

    I’ve been meaning to learn how to make homemade pasta! This recipe gives me even more reasons to do it!


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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — February 25, 2013 @ 3:09 pm

    I can totally get over the greens knowing there is cheese and garlic in there too ;)


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    Aggie — February 25, 2013 @ 3:24 pm

    I have to admit, I don’t love the taste of cooked spinach -I prefer it raw. But Swiss chard is deeelicious!!! This looks so good Julie.


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    Brian @ A Thought For Food — February 25, 2013 @ 4:45 pm

    Looks delicious! Fresh pasta doesn’t need a whole lot done to it. This looks solid.


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    Kathryn — February 25, 2013 @ 4:56 pm

    This sounds really lovely – so bright and fresh.


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    Terri/LoveandConfections — February 25, 2013 @ 6:27 pm

    Love homemade pasta!


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    Julie @ Table for Two — February 25, 2013 @ 9:11 pm

    yum!! i’d be on a homemade pasta kick too if i were you!! i love the addition of swiss chard in here – i’ve never cooked with it and it seems like pasta is a great place to start!


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    Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife — February 25, 2013 @ 10:54 pm

    Homemade pasta is one of my favorite things and I really love that you added swiss chard!


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    Cookbook Queen — February 26, 2013 @ 7:53 am

    I’ve never had Swiss Chard, but it looks PERFECT on this pasta!!


  13. 13
    leslie — February 26, 2013 @ 8:10 am

    A nice, simple pasta dish! Love it Julie!


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    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — February 26, 2013 @ 9:23 am

    I totally agree, I think chard tastes way better than spinach. This looks so good!


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    Maria Tadic — February 26, 2013 @ 9:49 am

    I love greens and pasta. My favorite is escarole – it still is crunchy even when cooked! SO good with pasta and garlic. But swisschard is really yummy too – and pretty if you can get the rainbow version!


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    Kristen — February 26, 2013 @ 9:50 am

    What a beautiful, pasta dish!


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    Christine (Cook the Story) — February 26, 2013 @ 11:21 am

    Oh wow! Those noodles look so tender and hearty at the same time. This sounds like such a perfect dish. I always love how a strong salty cheese like parm can take the slight bitter edge off of a dark green like chard. Yum!


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    addie | culicurious — February 26, 2013 @ 12:03 pm

    This looks great, Julie! we’re actually growing swiss chard from seed right now. I hope it ends up looking as awesome as this!! :)


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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — February 26, 2013 @ 12:25 pm

    I am in total love! Yum!


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    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — February 26, 2013 @ 12:45 pm

    I sort of want to take a nap in this.


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    fabiola@notjustbaked — February 26, 2013 @ 1:21 pm

    Some of my favorite pastas are simple like this one. I like most greens in pasta plus its a kick of bitterness and it’s a healthy bonus.


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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — February 26, 2013 @ 2:51 pm

    Love, love, LOVE the simplicity of this! And does anything beat homemade pasta?


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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — February 26, 2013 @ 3:28 pm

    This is probably the most gorgeous pasta I’ve ever seen. Seriously. I want 10 bowls of it.


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    Carla @ Carlas Confections — February 26, 2013 @ 6:55 pm

    Oooh something even better than spinach? Yum! I need to try cooking with this, and even better that it took less than 30 minutes. Im sold :)


  25. 25
    Julius @ Droolius — February 26, 2013 @ 8:01 pm

    This looks great! Something I’d be willing to try to make for a first time pasta at home maker :)


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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — February 26, 2013 @ 8:05 pm

    Gorgeous dish, Julie! I could eat a plate of this right about now!


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    Stephanie @ henry happened — February 26, 2013 @ 9:26 pm

    That’s a restaurant that I’ve been dying to go to! Pretty much the best meal of my life was a plate of homemade pasta – I’ve been meaning to try it myself so I’ve gotta check out your video!


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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — February 27, 2013 @ 10:06 am

    I really need to finally try and make my own pasta!


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    Suzanne @ kokocooks — February 27, 2013 @ 6:16 pm

    I love homemade pasta! Reminds me that I should pull out my attachments.


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    Sarah W. Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) — March 1, 2013 @ 12:50 am

    YUM. I really need to use my pasta attachments more often.

    Do you use the Swiss chard ribs? They are my favorite part.


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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — March 1, 2013 @ 8:38 am

    This looks fantastic, Julie! I’m kinda obsessing over Swiss chard these days (and who doesn’t love fettuccine alfredo? :)) so this is YUM!


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    Linda | The Urban Mrs — March 1, 2013 @ 6:34 pm

    Me + pasta = BFF, especially homemade. Yum! Love how simple but rich ingredients in it.


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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — March 2, 2013 @ 12:30 am

    I live for simple pasta dishes like this! And of course, even better with the homemade pasta!


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    Robin {Mom Foodie} — March 2, 2013 @ 5:15 pm

    For some reason I never grab chard with picking out greens… perhaps I will next time.


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    Julia | — March 2, 2013 @ 8:19 pm

    I love swiss chard, to me it’s just another “spinach”. It’s so good in pasta!


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    Meghan — March 4, 2013 @ 12:31 pm

    You can’t beat homemade pasta! What a beautiful dish, Julie!


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    Erika — March 4, 2013 @ 4:59 pm

    I also want to get into cooking swiss chard more often! I think those big, leafy greens always intimidate me and I forget how much they cook down in a saute. I LOVED your photos of your homemade pasta and this looks like such a fabulous application of them. I’m so jeals of your Kitchen Aid pasta attachment!


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    Shari | Tickled Red — March 6, 2013 @ 10:32 pm

    This looks so good! I feel ya on the greens I like mine barely sauteed.


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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — March 8, 2013 @ 6:13 am

    15 minutes?! Sounds great! And I honestly have no idea what Swiss chard is. At least until I read this I didn’t. I’ll have to find out what that is in German and check it out. I really dislike veggies so I’m always interested in trying new ones in hopes of finding one that I find edible. :D


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