Crock Pot Pasta With Lentils and Chard

Recipe by Dancer
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READY IN: 7hrs 15mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Rinse and drain chard well. Trim off coarse stem ends; then cut stems crosswise into 1/4-inch-wide strips and set aside.
  • Cover chard leaves and refrigerate.
  • In a 3-quart or larger electric cooker, combine chard stems,lentils, onion, garlic, cumin seeds, red pepper flakes, and black pepper.
  • Pour in water. Cover and cook at low setting until lentils are tender when mashed with a fork (6 to 7 hours).
  • Cut chard leaves crosswise into 1/2-inch-wide strips; stir into cooker.
  • Increase heat setting to high; cover and cook until chard is wilted and bright green (about 15 minutes more).
  • Meanwhile, in a 5 to 6-quart pan, cook linguine in 3 quarts boiling water just until tender to bite (10 to 12 minutes); or cook according to package directions. Drain well, pour into a warm wide 4-quart bowl.
  • Season lentil sauce to taste with salt.
  • Add lentil sauce and Neufchatel cheese to linquine, mix lightly to coat well.
  • Offer Parmesan cheese to add taste, if desired.
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