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Fettuccine With Goat Cheese, Swiss Chard And Walnuts

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Dave shows how easy it is to cook Swiss chard in a quick and easy fettuccine dish using Swiss chard, goat cheese and walnuts.
Ingredients
  Fettuccine pasta 12 Ounce (fresh or dried)
  Olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Swiss chard leaves 10 Cup (160 tbs), trimmed, lightly packed, washed, drained and cut into narrow strips
  Whipping cream 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Goat cheese/Gorgonzola cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Coarsely chopped toasted walnuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper To Taste
Directions

Cook pasta as package directs; drain. Keep warm. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add chard and wilt quickly. Add cream, cheese and half of the walnuts; cook and toss just until cheese melts. Season with salt and pepper. Add the cooked pasta; stir gently just to coat. Spoon into 4 to 6 serving plates. Sprinkle with the remaining walnuts.

Note:
If you don’t have a large skillet, cook the Swiss chard in batches to wilt, combine the batches, then add the cream, cheese and walnuts.

Note:
Toasting time is not included in cook time.

To toast walnuts in a microwave oven, spread in a single layer in a glass pie plate and microwave on high for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring every two minutes. Cool.

To toast n a conventional oven, spread in a shallow pan and bake at 350 degrees F, stirring often for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool.

Source: California Walnut Board
Recipe by Joyce Goldstein

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Interest: 
Gourmet, Quick
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Story
If you’ve ever wanted to try swiss chard but weren’t sure what to do with it, this recipe is a good starting point. The chard is easy to cook, the goat cheese adds a nice tang and walnuts add a contrasting crunch. You’ll even learn how to chiffonade! To get the recipe and shopping list on your smartphone (iPhone, BlackBerry, Android device) or PC, click here.

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