Swiss Chard and Ricotta Cheese Pasta

A simple recipe for your garden grown Swiss Chard.

it's sometimes hard to know what to do with a vegetable once you've grown it. Swiss Chard is like that. Swiss Chard like Radicchio, is bitter raw but provides depth and flavor when cooked. This recipe is a quick and colorful meal that takes only 30 minutes.


1 Bunch / 6 leaves
Swiss Chard
3 Ounces
Ricotta Cheese
1 Pound
Rotini Pasta
Cloves of Garlic
Onion or equivalent Leaks
1 Tbsp.
Vegetable Oil
1 Cup
Liquid, reserved from pasta water
16 Oz.
Sausage (optional)


  • 1. Cook pasta to package directions.
  • 2. In a dutch oven or large heavy saucepan, brown 16 oz. of sausage. Set aside.
  • 3. Add in vegetable oil, onions and garlic. Cook over medium heat till soft.
  • 4. Add chopped swiss chard. Continue cooking over medium heat until wilted.
  • 5. Combine all other ingredients, sausage, ricotta cheese and pasta.
  • 6. Add reserved pasta water as needed.
Garnish with grated romano or parmesan cheese. A simple great tasting recipe with vegetables you grew yourself.