Yum. Yum. Yum!  You know how sometimes you just crave super creamy comfort food?  That was the situation today.  I decided to make some creamy tomato sauce and toss it with pappardelle pasta and top it off with some wilted swiss chard.  So comforting!  Makes me want to do nothing but eat and watch the rain come down!

If you’ve never had swiss chard, don’t stress.  Your local market probably carries it and it’s delish!  It’s a little hardier than spinach, but not as hardy as kale.  It comes in a few different varieties.  I used red here, but any will do.  I highly suggest you give it a try.


Pasta with Creamy Tomato Sauce and Garlic Greens

Serves 2

What you’ll need:

1/2 lb. pasta

1 medium onion, halved and sliced

3 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced

1 28 oz. can of whole tomatoes, blended in a blender till smooth (I encourage you to stew fresh tomatoes if you can)

1 6 oz. can tomato paste

1/2 cup of cream

For the greens:

1 lb. greens, I used a combo or red swiss chard and spinach (you can use anything really)

1/2 onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, chopped

What you’ll do:

In a medium pot on medium low, drizzle about a 1/4 cup of olive oil and add the onion and garlic.  Sprinkle with a good pinch of salt.  When the onion is soft, add the blended tomatoes and the paste.  Let simmer on low.

In a large pan on medium, drizzle some olive oil and add in the garlic and onions.  After a minute, toss in the greens and sprinkle with a big pinch of salt.  Toss until wilted.

While your doing the greens, cook the pasta according to the directions.

When the pasta is al dente, toss it with some sauce, plate and top with a pile of greens.


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Tools I used:

Pasta Fork

Pasta Pot