Penne & Chard Stems w/ Cream Sauce

This is an amazing dish & pretty simple. If you had a dinner party people would be pretty impressed. This mini Penne pasta with swiss chard stems & cream sauce is a great meal that will impress your friends, family & your kids will love it because of it’s creamy cheesy sauce.

Mini Penne & Swiss Chard Stems with Cream Sauce
Serves 6
simple pasta dish with stems of swiss chard in a cream sauce
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 Tablespoons grass fed cultured butter
  2. 2 shallots
  3. 3 cups Swiss chard stems only, cut lengthwise & sliced diagonally into 1 inch pieces
  4. 3/4 cup vegetable broth
  5. 1 pound mini penne or other small pasta
  6. 1 cup heavy cream from grass fed cows
  7. 5 ounces grated fontina cheese
  8. salt & crushed black pepper
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in a saute pan covered.
  2. Add shallots & cook until their soft over medium heat. Add stems & cook for additional 5 minutes then add the broth and cook over a low flame for 10 minutes make sure the pan is covered.
  3. Cook the pasta in another pot while waiting for veggies to saute.
  4. Keep 1 cup pasta liquid in a mesuring cup for later use.
  5. Add heavy cream & cheese to the chard mixture that has been sauteing on low & stir until cheese is completely melted.
  6. Make sure to not let it boil.
  7. Add the cooked pasta and stir to evenly coat the pasta.
  8. If mixture seems to thick add pasta water we had put to the side.
  9. Season with salt & pepper to taste & serve.
Notes
  1. This is a great dish your friends would love & be impressed by. This would pear up great with a pork tenderloin or whole baked chicken. Your spouse would be impressed and your kids would love it because the sauce is creamy & cheesy.
Adapted from Eat Greens
Adapted from Eat Greens
Healthy Chef Lady http://healthycheflady.com/
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