Pasta with Green Herbs, Greens and Garlic from My Garden

By • September 1, 2011 • 12 Comments



Author Notes: My garden this past year was not like previous years - only 3 zucchini, the rabbits took the green beans and the tomatoes were small (but tasty!). The collards, basil, parsley, green onions and oregano were extremely prolific however, so I combined them with some pasta for a really earthy dish. I like the bitterness of the collards in this but I think kale would be excellent also.inpatskitchen

Makes about 4 servings

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 cloves minced garlic
  • 3/4 cups sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 4 cups chopped collard greens
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup minced parsley
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh oregano leaves
  • 12 ounces long pasta like fettucine cooked in chicken broth with about 1 cup of the broth reserved
  • Salt and pepper for re-seasoning
  • Grated Parmesan for garnishing
  1. In a large saute pan, saute the garlic and green onions over medium heat for a minute or two until the garlic becomes fragrant.
  2. Add the wine and the 1/2 cup of chicken broth and then start adding the collards a handful at a time until they wilt. Simmer them for about 20 minutes until the liquid is almost gone.
  3. Add the salt and pepper, stir in the cooked pasta and while still on the heat stir in the parsley, basil and oregano.
  4. Stir in some of the reserved broth until you get your desired consistency for the sauce. Re-season with salt and pepper, pour into a serving bowl and garnish with as much grated Parmesan as you like.
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almost 3 years ago whmcdevitt

DELICIOUS...i used the same amount of greens and herbs but used a whole
lb. of fettucine and it was fine.

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almost 3 years ago inpatskitchen

I'm so glad you enjoyed this...I just love pasta with all kinds of greens (especially when I grow them myself!) Thanks!

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almost 3 years ago lapadia

Can't go wrong with pasta, fresh garden greens and cheese! BTW - we keep a very tall fence around our garden to keep bunnies, deer and other critters from feasting to their heart's desire!

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almost 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Thanks lapadia! Unfortunately the fence doesn't always work....

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almost 3 years ago student epicure

oh, yum! i want a big bowlful right now!

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almost 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Thanks!..Eating greens like this is super yummy!

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almost 3 years ago boulangere

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Gee, hard to believe 3 zucchini. They're usually plentiful as, well, rabbits. Love this.

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almost 3 years ago inpatskitchen

We moved the zucchini this year...I think that was the problem.....should have tried harder at moving the rabbits (LOL)! Thanks

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almost 3 years ago GiGi26

This looks great and sounds as you said "Earthy"! Yummy!

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almost 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Thank you!! If I could only have a garden big enough for more of the same I'd be a happy camper!

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almost 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Thank you sdebrango...I kept looking at all those collards and green herbs in the garden and knew I needed to combine them!

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almost 3 years ago sdebrango

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Love this, I really like the bitter greens with the pasta. Delicious!