Pasta With Greens and Feta

"This is a fantastic recipe from Mollie Katzen's "Still Life with Menu Cookbook." This is probably my personal favorite recipe in the book - easy, quick, low in fat and good for you! Freshly ground parmesan and black pepper may be added at the end of preparation Greens portion of the recipe can be made 1 or two days head."
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  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups onions, chopped
  • 7 -8 cups mixed greens, washed, dried and coarsely chopped (Use any combination, spinach, collard, kale, dandelion, escarole, mustard and chard)
  • 12 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 34 - 1 lb penne or 3/4-1 lb shell pasta
  • 12 - 34 lb feta cheese, crumbled


  • Heat olive oil in Dutch oven. Add onions and cook for about 10 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Add chopped greens and salt. Cook 10 minutes until greens begin to wilt.
  • Cover and cook for 10 to 15 minutes over medium-low heat.
  • Cook pasta until al dente. Just as it becomes ready, add the feta to the greens, keeping heat on low.
  • Scoop pasta out of water, and add directly to the greens.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Cook completed dish just slightly over low heat for a few minutes. Add parmesan and pepper, if desired.

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  1. Yum, yum, yum. This is a simple yet tasty dish. I just love chard and kale, so this recipe is going to be a keeper. Made the greens the night before and also added two cloves of garlic. Made a great work night quick meal. Thanks for posting this, will make again for sure. Leftovers were great even cold.


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