Healthy Weeknight Pasta And Greens

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Author Notes: During the week when I have less time to experiment and am more focused on eating right rather perfecting my pie crust skills I tend towards veggie laden healthy fat whole grain meals. This is one of them ... aargersi

Serves 2

  • 6 ounces long pasta (I use a whole wheat linguini that I buy at the Farmer's Market)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 cups chopped mixed greens - I used turnip, mustard and collards
  • 1/2 cup dry sherry
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  1. Peel and slice the onion - I cut the halves into 3 and slice those. Heat a large skillet to medium and add the olive oil, then the onion. Stir and coat, then season the onion with a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally until the onions are deep golden brown. Do not get distracted by your new glowing bat decoration and burn them.
  2. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil for the pasta.
  3. Add the greens, rosemary and sherry to the onions, and cook until the greens are nicely wilted but not mush. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Cook the pasta until al dente, then drain it quickly so there is still some water in there, and dump it into the skillet with the greens. Toss this around, then add the cream cheese in chunks and toss gently.
  5. Serve topped with a sprinling of parmesan cheese.
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over 3 years ago sexyLAMBCHOPx

sexyLAMBCHOPx is a trusted home cook.

looks rich & satisfying

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over 3 years ago SKK

Sounds simple and rich and great! Can't wait to try it. Love "healthy fat" as a title for anything!

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over 3 years ago marrison

Looks delicious, but please, people! It's "HEALTHFUL" -- not "healthy"! We get healthy from eating such healthful dishes. :)

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over 2 years ago purplette

Marrison, thanks for pointing that out, I'll try to remember this from now on. Aargersi, I tend towards those kind of meals too, appreciate finding this recipe:)

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over 3 years ago jaccord

Another green to use are beet tops. I use beets in my juicer, and hated to throw away the beautiful greens. Ended up using them with pasta and they were delicious!

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over 3 years ago jaccord

Another green to use are beet tops. I use beets in my juicer, and hated to throw away the beautiful greens. Ended up using them with pasta and they were delicious!

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over 3 years ago Bevi

Oy such problems I have had commenting today! This is a perfect use of my left over cream cheese from Merrill's cookies - am on it.

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over 3 years ago Niknud

How's your forehead? Don't see a picture yet (hahaha - too soon to tease?). I love that you use cream cheese - I discovered not too long ago that it is a great addition to all sorts of things I never thought of. I always include it in my enchillada fillings now!

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over 3 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

** BAM BAM BAM ** :-) changed it to .gif - still no luck. Good thing I am not afraid to drown my troubles in wine!

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over 3 years ago Niknud

Any port in a storm, right?

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over 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Love pasta and greens!!! Am actually making one tomorrow with some leftover turkey! Thanks for posting this one.

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over 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

This sounds like a great mid-week meal, and soooo open for modification! Love it!

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over 3 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Really? No duck fat? (Kidding) I love the sherry. I'd put a fried egg on top, too.

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over 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Oh yeah to the fried egg on top!

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over 3 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I plop eggs on top of things a LOT!

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over 3 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I was just commenting when you posted :-) Site is being ornery - 4 c greens, parmesan to serve

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over 3 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

The site is not showing all ingredients when I publish - you should see 4 cups of chopped greens 9mustard, turnip and collard) and parmesan to serve. It also won't let me upload my picture right now. Sigh.

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over 3 years ago cupcake sue

Hi -- I don't see "greens" listed in your ingredient list. Which ones do you use and how many? thanks.