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Pasta With Greens And Ricotta

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  Watercress 3 1⁄2 Ounce, chopped for about 1 cup, tough stems removed (1 Bunch)
  Chopped swiss chard 4 Cup (64 tbs), tough stalks removed (1 Bunch)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced or pressed
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Ground black pepper 1 Dash
  Nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ricotta cheese 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Pasta 1 Pound (Fettuccine, Penne, Macaroni, Fusilli, Butterflies, Or Shells)
  Grated parmesan cheese/Crumbled ricotta salata 1 Tablespoon
  Chopped fresh tomatoes 1 Tablespoon
  Toasted walnuts/Pine nuts 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Dash

Bring a large covered pot of water to a rapid boil.
While the water heats, rinse the watercress and chard well, shake off any excess water, and chop coarsely.
Saute the garlic in the oil for a minute, until soft and golden, taking care not to scorch it.
Add the damp greens and saute, stirring often, until they are wilted but still bright green.
Sprinkle with the salt, pepper, and nutmeg, and remove from the heat.
In a blender, puree the cooked greens with the ricotta until smooth and evenly colored.
Add more salt and pepper to taste.
When the water boils, stir in the pasta, cover, and return to a boil.
Then uncover the pot and cook the pasta until al dente.
Drain the pasta and immediately toss it with the sauce in a warmed serving bowl.
Top with Parmesan or crumbled ricotta salata, tomatoes, and/or toasted walnuts or pine nuts.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 590 Calories from Fat 138

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g23.8%

Saturated Fat 5.3 g26.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 26.8 mg8.9%

Sodium 214.1 mg8.9%

Total Carbohydrates 87 g29%

Dietary Fiber 5.1 g20.5%

Sugars 4.9 g

Protein 23 g45.3%

Vitamin A 65% Vitamin C 38%

Calcium 19.5% Iron 17.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Pasta With Greens And Ricotta Recipe