Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Quick And Tasty

You've just got to love a dish that is both quick and tasty!

I can't think of a name for this dish that conveys how yummy it is, so I will just get on with the recipe.

8 oz pasta, cooked according to package instructions
1 bunch of cooking greens like chard, collard, mustard, kale. Use one, or a mix.
1 c chicken stock or broth
1 T oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 t salt
1/2 t pepper
Shredded Fontina cheese, or Trader Joe's Quattro Formaggio
Bacon for garnishing

I use rotelle pasta and I chop the greens pretty small with the thought in mind that small pieces will get stuck between the ridges of the pasta and then be consumed by my unsuspecting children. That being said, any shape pasta will do.

In a large pot, heat oil on med. Briefly cook garlic until soft, being careful not to brown. Add broth and greens. There will seem to be quite a bit of greens, but they cook down. Stir until the greens are wilted and then put a lid on so you don't loose all the liquid, cook for about 15 min. Mean while, cook your pasta, grate your cheese, get your bacon ready. I baked mine in the oven and then crumbled it to order.

Add your salt and pepper, mix the pasta and greens together. Serve with cheese and bacon. Yum.


Lisa said...

That really does sounds yummy! I'll have to try it!

SquishyCuteStuff said...

Now this looks tasty! I wonder if the bacon would cancel out the greens enough to get hubby to eat it? ;-)

randiedoula said...

you must've read my mind. Seriously. I was staring at a slab of bacon and a bag of spinach trying to decide what to do. I loved it!

bunzi said...

yummy! i love trader joes!

Pam said...

I am making this dish this week! Better if I could right click it onto my plate!

Celia Pleete said...

Oh man, you made me hungry!!