Pasta With Lima Beans and Swiss Chard

Recipe by rickoholic83
READY IN: 40mins




  • Bring the water to a boil in a large pot.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan set on high heat until sizzling, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, red pepper flakes, parsley, onion, lima beans and prosciutto or ham.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and cook until the garlic begins to brown and the onion is soft, about 5-6 minutes.
  • Stir in the wine and boil until reduced by half, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the chicken stock, cream, salt and pepper and simmer for 10-15 minutes, until the sauce is slightly thickened.
  • Add the Swiss chard or spinach leaves to the sauce about 2 minutes before it's done, stirring well.
  • While the sauce is simmering, add the pasta to the boiling water and cook until just tender.
  • Drain the pasta well and return it to the pot.
  • Pour the sauce over the pasta and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat, stir in cheese and serve.