Garden Series: Swiss Chard & Ricotta w/ Linguine

Pasta, made from garden ingredients. Yummy.

Gardening is one of my favorite things. I love growing my own food. I love seeing the change in the garden from day to day. I love every part. EVEN weeding the garden! And the harvest, is so sweet to me. Let’s create some fabulous garden inspired recipes this summer, starting with this delicious pasta dish.

Fresh is always best! Garden to table is such a great blessing during the summer season.

Swiss Chard & Ricotta w/ Linguine

1 lb. Linguine, cooked aldente

1 tbsp. each butter and olive oil

6 cups chopped Swiss chard or spinach

1/2 cup bacon bits

1 garlic clove, minced

1 tsp. Kosher salt

2 tbsp. fresh basil

1 cup Sam’s Choice Vegan Protein Broth

15 oz. ricotta cheese

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

In a large skillet over medium heat, saute your Swiss Chard, in the butter and oil. Once is starts to wilt, and shrink in volume, add the garlic, salt and bacon. Then add the broth, and bring to a low simmer.

The addition of the bacon, came after I put the sauce together. I am so glad I added it.

Cook the pasta until there is still a little bite or aldente. Drain the pasta and add it to the skillet. Stir together and continue to cook for 1-2 more minutes. Then remove the skillet from the heat. Add the ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, and fresh basil. Stir gently to combine. Top with more fresh basil or Parmesan cheese if desired. Serve warm with a big salad.

Happy Dinnertime! XO

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