Swiss Chard Pasta with Garlic

Swiss Chard Pasta with Garlic

Swiss Chard Pasta with Garlic is a flavorful meal that's easy to make in under 30 minutes. It's naturally vegan and can be made gluten-free.
Course Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 464kcal
Author Amy Katz


  • 1 box short pasta (12-16 ounces) such as penne (I use Barilla gluten free penne)
  • 1 Tablespoons olive oil for sauteing
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 bunch swiss chard any color, cut into ribbons
  • salt to taste


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving about 1/2 cup of the starchy cooking water.
  • Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and stir about 30 seconds, until fragrant.
  • Add the chard and a pinch of salt and saute until the chard is tender and reduced in size.
  • Combine the chard with the cooked pasta, adding reserved pasta water as needed. Taste and add more salt, if desired. Serve immediately.


You can save dishes by cooking the chard in the same pot you used to prepare the pasta.


Calories: 464kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 535mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 4605IU | Vitamin C: 22.9mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 2.8mg