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Eat Your Greens! Swiss Chard with White Beans in Tomato Sauce over Pasta

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Swiss Chard with White Beans in Tomato Sauce over Pasta – whole wheat pasta, greens and beans make this dish a hearty vegetarian pasta meal! This recipe was created in partnership with Bush’s Beans.

Swiss Chard with White Beans over Pasta - whole wheat pasta, greens and beans make this dish a hearty vegetarian pasta meal! Recipe via aggieskitchen.com

You all know by now, I like my greens. Spinach, kale, chard…I’ll take it all. Especially this time of year when I find myself googling ‘how to boost immune systems in children’, when I already know the answer. In case you weren’t sure, greens definitely play a part in the good nutrition part of boosting immune systems – and apparently we need all the help we can get lately.

The struggle is real when it comes to including as many greens as possible into my family’s diet. I like to use spinach leaves in place of lettuce in salad and try to include it in pasta or soup as much as possible (see this Pesto Pasta with Turkey and Kale and Chicken Gnocchi Soup). This meatless pasta dish made with whole wheat pasta, greens and Bush’s Great Northern Beans is another way to get some good nutrition on the table – and quick! With beans, pasta and canned crushed tomatoes being pantry staples, this is such a great base pasta recipe to add any fresh vegetable too.

Swiss Chard with White Beans over Pasta - whole wheat pasta, greens and beans make this dish a hearty vegetarian pasta meal! Recipe via aggieskitchen.com

Swiss Chard with White Beans over Pasta - whole wheat pasta, greens and beans make this dish a hearty vegetarian pasta meal! Recipe via aggieskitchen.com

Swiss Chard with White Beans over Pasta - whole wheat pasta, greens and beans make this dish a hearty vegetarian pasta meal! Recipe via aggieskitchen.com

Swiss chard with beans sauteed in tomato sauce are the perfect pairing and a great way to introduce a new leafy green and include beans to your diet.

If your family needs some meat to balance out the meal, add some roasted or grilled Italian chicken or turkey sausage to each dish. With or without the sausage, this is the kind of meal that is exactly what I need when I’m craving something hearty and healthy.

Swiss Chard with White Beans over Pasta - whole wheat pasta, greens and beans make this dish a hearty vegetarian pasta meal! Recipe via aggieskitchen.com

Print Recipe

Swiss Chard with White Beans in Tomato Sauce over Pasta

Yield: 3-4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3-4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 bunch swiss chard, shredded
  • 1 28oz can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup of water (added to crushed tomato can to pick up remnant flavor)
  • 1 15 oz can of Bush's Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed
  • a pinch of salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • red hot pepper flakes, to taste
  • 1/2 box of whole wheat pasta

Directions:

  1. Prepare pasta according to directions.
  2. While pasta is cooking, in a large saute pan, heat olive oil and begin to saute onion and garlic. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook onions until soft, about 3-4 minutes. Add chard to pan and saute until soft and wilted, about 8-10 minutes. Add can of tomato sauce with additional water to pan. Stir and bring to a simmer. Add can of white beans to sauce and cook for about 2-3 more minutes until sauce is slightly thick and flavors have come together.
  3. Drain pasta and drizzle with a little olive oil. Serve sauce over pasta with red pepper flakes and parmesan cheese.

So hearty and healthy, I love the combinations of greens, tomato sauce and beans in this recipe. Hope you enjoy it too! Recipe from Aggie's Kitchen, inspired from Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine

This recipe was created in partnership with Bush’s Beans. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Aggie’s Kitchen.

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34 Responses to “Eat Your Greens! Swiss Chard with White Beans in Tomato Sauce over Pasta”

  1. Bev Weidner posted October 26, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Hello, lover. Get in my mouth.

    Ew, that came out wrong.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted October 26, 2011 at 8:30 pm

      I totally get it Bev, I do.

  2. Christina posted October 26, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    I love adding greens to anything that’s tomato based. Something about the acidity in the tomatoes that goes great with the bitterness of the greens.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted October 26, 2011 at 8:32 pm

      you are so right! it really is such a great combo. I made red beans n rice tonight but instead of rice I had my beans over sauteed chard (obsessed) so it was lighter…the combo was amazing!

  3. Kelli posted October 26, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    This looks so hardy and delicious! I want it for dinner tonight 🙂

    • Aggies Kitchen posted October 26, 2011 at 8:32 pm

      it really is, it’s such good comfort food 🙂 make it! 😉

  4. carly {carlyklock} posted October 26, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Somehow beans, greens, and tomatoes just WORK. We’re on the same wavelength – I did something similar in a soup recently.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted October 26, 2011 at 8:33 pm

      those three totally work!! I made soup like this last week too, with kale though, and other veggies. We are on same page! 🙂

  5. Erica posted October 26, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    OMG- I almost made this EXACT thing for dinner! But I used spinach and Trader Joe’s giant white beans in red sauce! Great minds…great minds 😉

    • Aggies Kitchen posted October 26, 2011 at 8:34 pm

      ahhh, that sounds great!! I would love those giant white beans, I can’t find them here (had them out somewhere once and loved them)…I haven’t met a bean I didn’t like 🙂
      great minds is right! love it!!

      Hope you and baby are doing well!!

  6. Susan posted October 27, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Hi Aggie! It is cold, wet, and raw here in New England! I am SO making this for our dinner this evening! We’ve got the fires going in the kitchen woodstove and the living room … cozy house, cozy tummies coming right up! Thanks for posting this recipe! So glad I dropped in today!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted October 27, 2011 at 1:55 pm

      I wish I was at your house tonight! I am craving cold weather and warm fires. ENJOY! 🙂

  7. Barbara posted October 28, 2011 at 7:28 am

    Nice healthy, comforting ingredients, Aggie. We’re crazy about swiss chard too!

  8. Lisa [With Style and Grace] posted October 30, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Mmmm…. I LOVE all these ingredients!

  9. Sandy @ RE posted February 4, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Oh, love these ingredients. Going to share with my sister, too! Thanks Aggie!

  10. Debra posted February 22, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Made this with chick peas and spaghetti squash as the “pasta”. Very excellent!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted February 25, 2014 at 7:37 am

      That sounds delicious!! Thank you for letting me know!

  11. B. Yalcin posted September 17, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    how do you know how big the serving size is. 

  12. Nicole posted November 29, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    I never think to add beans to my pasta dishes. I totally need to start doing that! It looks delicious!

  13. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness posted November 29, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    You do easy and healthy well girlfriend! This is so my kinda dinner!

  14. Jenny Flake posted November 30, 2016 at 7:46 am

    This dinner!  Flavor perfection!!

  15. Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons posted November 30, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    This looks so hearty!  I love white beans and swiss chard together!

  16. Sandy @ RE posted November 30, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    OH, Aggie, I love this so. So healthy, yet comforting.

    Miss you, girl!

  17. fabiola@notjustbaked posted November 30, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Such a perfect and well rounded pasta meal! I love chard and beans, totally making this.

  18. Kristen posted November 30, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    I absolutely love how healthy this is, Aggie!

  19. Cookin Canuck posted November 30, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    This is my kind of meal, Aggie!  Packed with fiber, veggies and healthy protein – so much goodness on one plate.

  20. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles posted December 1, 2016 at 11:22 am

    You always share the best beans recipes!!

  21. susan | the wimpy vegetarian posted December 1, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    This is totally my kind of dinner. Like you, I love my greens. And I love my beans. Bush beans are always always always in my cabinet!!! They’re the BEST!!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted December 2, 2016 at 6:27 am

      Yes to beans and greens – they are the best combo! My sister saw this post and told me she had pasta with beans and greens for dinner the other night, but with olive oil and garlic 🙂

  22. Kristen Smith posted December 3, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Can’t wait to try!

  23. Ruth @ Home Nursing Services posted December 19, 2016 at 4:41 am

    I definitely like exactly how healthy and balanced this is. Such a best and well rounded pasta dish! I love chard as well as beans, absolutely making this.

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