I adapted this recipe from a magazine I was reading at my Acupuncture’s office. It was about healthy eating, yada, yada. Blah! I mean, don’t get me wrong —I’m all for healthy eating but the recipe was basically whole wheat pasta, pine nuts, lemon zest/juice, collard greens, garlic and Pecorino Romano cheese. The recipe didn’t sound all that great to me but the picture sure looked fantastic. So I decided to make it but I tailored it to my liking. This one is a winner, will be making more of it soon. Happy Friday!
- 4 ounces of Spanish chorizo, casings removed and diced
- olive oil for cooking
- 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes, crushed (using the tip of your fingers)
- 1/2 cup of white wine (I used a Sauvignon Blanc)
- 1 bunch of green chard, ribs removed and chiffonade
- 1 (16 ounce) package of whole wheat spaghetti, cooked to al dente and drizzled with olive oil so it doesn’t stick; save ~1/4 cup of pasta water before draining
- 1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese
- fresh Italian parsley, finely chopped
- parmesan cheese, shaved for garnish
In a large high sided skillet over medium heat add a little bit of olive oil and chorizo. Cook until chorizo renders some fat and is slightly crispy. Add garlic and red pepper flakes, cook for about 1-2 minutes. Then pour the white wine and let it bubble and reduce, about 2 minutes. Add green chard and then turn down the heat. Green chard will cook quickly since it was chiffonade. Add spaghetti and grated parmesan cheese. Toss pasta to combine and then add a bit of pasta water to bind everything. At this point the pasta is ready. Check for seasoning before serving. Garnish with chopped parsley and shaved parmesan cheese.
87 thoughts on “Spaghetti with Green Chard and Chorizo”
I’ve got some bok choy that I could use in place of the chard… Thanks for sharing the recipe!
This looks delicious and the ingredients sound much more appealing compared to the magazines. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Pamela. And thanks for taking the time to comment. 🙂
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I think the key to Anne’s cooking is balance. She’ll never make anything that’s “too healthy”, or anything that would involve dunking pieces of food into vats of high temperature oil. Everything IMHO just tastes great but will still have some healthy components that some people would not classify as good tasting. I am a lucky guy. 🙂
Awww.. so sweet of you! 🙂 Thank you!
If we lived closer, I would offer to clean up the dishes just to sit and enjoy this meal. Your adaptation looks fantastic!
Enjoy your weekend!
You’re so sweet –thank you so much Allison! 🙂 Hope you had lovely weekend.
yum, this looks so good. love the use of chard and white whine.
Thank you! 🙂
i’mmmmmmm on the way Anne,Wow!thats looks nice and tasting!!
Haha, thanks Massi! Always great to hear from you. 🙂
Looks and sounds like a winner to me too! I’ll have a glass of cabernet with mine please. 😉
Thanks Danielle! 🙂
love the addition of chorizo ;-D
Thanks Giulia! 🙂
I love spaghetti and chard – a dish that combines the two is bound to be really good.
It was delicious! I especially like the chorizo in here.
Looks amazing! Love how the colors are so vibrant. It’s a work of art. What kind of wine would you suggest to pair with this? Happy Friday!
Thanks hon! 🙂 I think a Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio would pair well with this. Hope you had a stellar weekend!
Your Spaghetti with Green Chard and Chorizo certainly sounds way better than the one from the magazine. I haven’t seen the picture from the magazine, but I just know that yours look fantastic. Your pictures are making me super hungry…I want a big bowl of pasta now! 😛
Awww.. you are so sweet Amy, thank you! 🙂
This is very impressive, Anne! And, very creative with using chorizo. I love how all the colors pop out! Don’t you just love those mags when you’re in the waiting room… I actually enjoy that time AND what I always find in the mags!
Thanks Gloria! Yes, I do love those mags! Especially when they provide inspirations. 🙂
How delicious does this look! Better than what we can get from most restaurants! There’s definitely a beautiful balance going on in the dish.
Thanks Monica! 🙂
– Hmm, you’ve got me licking my lips. Admittedly I’ve just had my pasta dish with sardinellas, lemon and black olives for sups. Yours is a lovely combination.
– Hope you don’t mind my asking but I can’t access Facebook, excepting through the link FB sent re your comment. Have you had any probs?
Thanks Johnny! 🙂 I haven’t had any issues with FB today.
Chorizo and chard are ingredients after my own heart! And what fantastic pictures, I can’t wait to try your adaptation!
Thank you so much! 🙂
This spaghetti looks so good! I’m always at a loss on how to use swiss chard and now I have this recipe to try. I really like the combination of flavors you’ve used here.
Thank you so much Daisy! 🙂
Looks amazing! Will definitely try this recipe for dinner!
Chorizo with all those greens over spaghetti sounds just wonderful! And it looks very pretty!
Thank you Julia! And thanks for taking the time to comment.
Anne, this is a dish with the right balance that allows for a great dessert after it. Delicious!
Thanks Danny! 🙂
Yup, your adaptation is more like it. 🙂 Chorizo adds so much flavour on it’s own!
It does, doesn’t it? Thanks Jayne. 🙂
Yum sounds delicious! Your adaption is great!
Thank you so much!
Well, you have taken an idea and run with it. Your recipe sounds terrific.
It’s funny, I find so many of my best recipes while sitting in doctor’s offices! Love anything with chorizo in it! Sounds delish!
Thanks Sheryl! Aren’t those magazines great? 🙂
I love the flavour combo of this pasta dish. Simply delicious!
Thanks Angie! 🙂
I love it when recipe I doubt turn out to be wonderful. I love chard with my pasta. This looks so good!
Thanks Sally! 🙂
This sounds fantastic, Anne. Chard is a personal favorite, as is pasta, and good things happen anytime you can put them together in a dish. Your photos really captured the colors of the dish very well.
Thanks so much John! I always appreciate your lovely comments. 🙂
Oooooh what a yummy pasta dish!!! Love chard and chorizo, so I know this baby is a winner!
Thanks Ashley! 🙂
what a comfort pasta meals….
i love the way you served with shaved cheese..
make it fancy even more!
OHhhhhhhh YUM! I can’t wait until is gets even colder so I can snuggle up with a blanket and a bowl of this
This looks so delicious! I love that you added chorizo and white wine to it too – yum!
Thank you Rosie! And thanks for taking the time to comment.
This sounds amazing! Love the chorizo and chard … and those parmesan shavings on top make it look pretty : )
Thanks Ashley! 🙂
You’ve incorporated so many ingredients that compliment each other and sounds so delicious, Anne! Well done!
Thank you so much Jan! 🙂
This is such a rustic, gorgeous dish! Your photos are so beautiful and the it looks so delicious.
Thanks for the lovely comment Marcie!
This sounds super big on flavor! I think I’ll make it with soy chorizo!
Thanks Joanne! 🙂
I am sure the chorizo made this pasta extra delicious. Great photos!
Thanks Pam! 🙂
This looks like a really tasty ‘after-work’ supper. I’m going to try it soon 🙂
Thanks Claire! Hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I have. 🙂
You have everything going on in this delish pasta dish! Yum 🙂
Thanks Kiran! 🙂
I love reading magazines in the office while I am waiting- I actually look forward to it 🙂 I love shredded greens in my pasta, this looks delicious!
Thanks Alex! 🙂 Reading magazines is a must for me while waiting at any office. I prefer it than being on my phone.
What a nice simple recipe with fabulous ingredients.
Thank you! 🙂
Swiss Chard is in season and this little pasta dish seems like an amazing way to show off those star ingredients. I know what you mean about the acupuncture office being quite the health enthusiast place to hang out. I bet they even have a green smoothie station. LOL
LOL, that would be nice, wouldn’t it? But they do have a tea station. 😀 Thanks for taking the time to comment Bobbi! 🙂
Oh Anne, this looks fantastic!
Chard and chorizo, very nice combination for the spaghetti! Thursday is a busy day for me and this sounds like a really nice dinner menu!
Thanks Nami! 🙂
Your dish is making me hungry!
Wow, I made this for my family tonight and it was absolutely yum!!
I’m so glad to hear Cindy!