If you’re looking for a simple dish with some rustic elegance, try this Mushroom Swiss Chard Pasta! It’s filled with cozy flavours and looks so pretty with the colourful chard.
Our veggie garden has grown an overwhelming number of cucumbers and tomatoes this summer.
It was a real relief to harvest something else for a change — two huge bushels of rainbow Swiss chard I went to cut off with my pre-schooler the other day.
Truthfully, I let it sit in the fridge for a few days because I didn’t know what to make with it. But then I remember a simple pasta dish I used to make while I worked as a nanny.
It’s just as perfect for fall and winter as a big pot of Slow Cooker Tuscan White Bean Soup with Sausage is.
I love my Garlic Butter Mushroom Pasta recipe year round, but this one right here is just so nice and hearty for the colder months. Filled with Swiss chard and mushrooms, browned butter and a delicious white wine sauce — so comforting.
The most important part of this recipe is to cook the Swiss chard for long enough. Raw Swiss chard tastes a little like raw rhubarb, and it’s way too crunchy in this pasta dish for my taste.
So do make sure to cook it until it’s fully softened and slightly caramelized - those flavors will go so well with the nuttiness of the browned butter.
For the browned butter I recommend you make an entire stick or two and use however much you want on this pasta. The remaining butter can go into a clean mason jar and into your fridge.
That way you’ll always have some yummy browned butter on hand — it’s great over baked salmon, with pork chops or in cookies.
Finally, you have a real opportunity here to make this pasta your own with very little effort: The toppings!
I used a healthy dose of freshly grated parmesan this time, but it’s really good with chopped hazelnuts or even some crumbly bacon, too!
This pasta dish has this rustic elegance everybody on Pinterest is chasing after these days, so it’s a great meal to serve to company. You’ll probably want to leave some room so you can serve Cranberry Walnut Coffee Cake or Apple Fritters for dessert ;)
However you serve it, it’s a great, comforting and seasonal paste recipe you’ll want to make again and again!
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