Chard Spaghetti

This is a great way to get some greens added to basic marinara sauce.  Very pretty as well.


1 1lb. whole wheat spaghetti
½ bunch red chard, sliced thinly (use the stems as well)
1 red pepper chopped
1 large onion, sliced thinly
1 box Pomi, chopped tomatoes
1 box Pomi, strained tomatoes
1 3oz. can tomato paste ( no salt added)
1 t. basil
1 t. oregano
Salt & Pepper to taste


Using a large stock pot, boil the water for spaghetti according to package directions.  Once the water begins to boil and pasta and cook until done.

While the spaghetti is cooking, place the onion and chard stems in non stick skillet over medium high heat.  Saute the veggies for 4 minutes add a couple ladles of pasta water once the veggies have started to caramelize. 

Next add both containers of Pomi tomatoes, the tomato paste, basil, oregano, salt & pepper.  Add a couple more ladles of pasta water to the sauce and cook until it starts to boil, then reduce heat.

Pour sauce over the pasta using a pasta dish and serve with a nice green salad.