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Orecchiette with Swiss Chard and Fontina


Heaps of Swiss chard create a satisfying pasta dish without the guilt.

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  • kosher salt
  • 1 lb orecchiette pasta
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb Swiss chard, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 Tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 cups grated Fontina, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped


Servings 4
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 25mins
Adapted from


Step 1

1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup pasta water.

2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add Swiss chard, garlic, and red pepper flakes and season with salt. Cook, stirring, until greens are just wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. Add cooked pasta and 1/4 cup reserved pasta water and stir to create a sauce. Add Fontina and stir until melted.

3. Garnish with parsley and serve with Fontina.

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