9535 US Highway 51 N, Cobden, IL 62920 Google Map 618-308-0217
Banner
banner
<< Back

Vickie's Rigatoni with Swiss Chard

1 pound rigatoni or similar noodle
2 tbs. butter

3 tbs. olive oil
2-3 garlic cloves, sliced thin
2 medium shallots or 1 medium onion, finely chopped
6-8 ounces Swiss chard, stems removed and chopped into pieces about 1/2 inch by 2 inches (save stems)
2 tbs. finely grated lemon zest
1/2 cup cooking wine or 1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 teas. red pepper flakes (opt.)
2/3 cup ricotta cheese
1/3 cup toasted walnuts
1/3 - 1/2 head cauliflower, cut into small floretts
salt and pepper
grated Parmesan cheese for serving

Bring a large pot of water to boil.  Add 2 tbs. salt and the pasta - cook until done - do not overcook.  Drain.

Cook the cauliflower about 3 minutes in a little water, drain, and keep warm.

Chop any Swiss chard stems that are thinner than 1/2 inch into about 1/3 inch lengths. Discard the rest.Heat butter and oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat, about 1 minute.  Add garlic, onion or shallots, and Swiss chard stems and cook about 2 minutes, stirring.  Stir in Swiss chard pieces, lemon zest, wine, 1/2 teas. salt, and red pepper flakes or regular grated pepper.  Cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until chard wilts, about 2 to 3 minutes.

Stir in pasta, ricotta, cauliflower, and walnuts.  Cook another minute to blend, and season with additional salt and pepper if desired.  Serve with Parmesan cheese.  

Note:  In a hurry?  Cut up your Swiss chard, stems, and the cauliflower the day before and store in bags in the refrigerator.   

CSA Pickup Reminder THURSDAY July 12 and FRIDAY July 15July 12th, 2018

Sweet corn is in!  Members will enjoy mixed sweet peppers, a new kind of tomato.....tomato berry!, cucumbers, and fresh basil.   Let me know by TEXT 6183080217 if you have changes in pickup

CSA Whats in my share? Pickup Reminder for Thursday July 5 and Friday July 6July 5th, 2018

Sweet yellow peppers, strawberry tomatoes, small cabbages, cucumbers, green garlic and sweet potatoes...members will enjoy some of the best of summer fare this week.   Hope you all enjoyed a hot

CSA Whats in my share? Pickup Reminder for Thursday June 28 and Friday June 29June 27th, 2018

Golden zucchini and heirloom large tomatoes are the stars for this week's share.  Look for green garlic, ie not yet dried, and more blueberries....the ones the Japanese beetles did not eat!  

Organic Certifications

USDA Organic Logo      

Like Us on Facebook
Search recipes

Recipe Product Tags