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Rigatoni with Swiss Chard

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  • Servings: 4
Rigatoni with Swiss Chard

Photography: Frances Janisch

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2006

Ingredients

  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound rigatoni, or other tubular pasta
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 pounds Swiss chard, leaves cut into 1/2-inch strips and stems cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest (about 2 lemons)
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup fresh ricotta cheese
  • 1/3 cup (about 1 1/2 ounces) pine nuts, toasted
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for sprinkling

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 2 tablespoons salt and the pasta; cook 3 minutes less than package indicates. Drain.

  2. Heat butter and oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat about 1 minute. Add garlic and shallots; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in chard, lemon zest, wine, 1 teaspoon salt, and the red pepper flakes; season with pepper. Cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until chard has just wilted, 2 to 3 minutes.

  3. Stir in pasta, ricotta, and pine nuts. Cook, stirring occasionally, until pasta is al dente, 3 to 4 minutes. Divide among 4 serving dishes. Serve sprinkled with Parmesan.

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