I was worried that my husband wouldn't like this, but we were both pleasantly surprised. It's more filling than plain pasta for the same number of Weight Watchers points. And he wants me to make it again!
I found this recipe in LA Times Food Section. Oops! I seem to have cut the date off, but it was from a Wednesday in the last week of March or beginning of April, 2002.
If you are following Weight Watchers points, each serving is 5 points.
1 Tablespoon olive oil
3 shallots, minced
4 cloves of garlic, chopped I use prechopped garlic in a jar
1/2 cup white wine You can substitute chicken broth or buy white wine in tiny little bottles, if you don't normally have it around.
1 orange bell pepper, diced small
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes
Freshly ground pepper
1/2 pound Farfalle (bow tie) pasta
1 pound (2 bunches or 1 large bunch) Swiss chard, stems discarded, leaves roughly chopped The recipe doesn't specify red or green. Red worked fine.
1/4 cup (1 oz.) grated fresh Parmesan or Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
Calories 296; Fat 8; Carb 41; Fiber 5.9; Chol 31; Sodium 578.
Serve with Crusty Herb Bread.