Penne with Swiss Chard, Beans, and Tomatoes

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from Bethany, CSA Manager

This is a quick-and-easy recipe. You can prepare the other ingredients while the pasta is cooking! It mades a delicious lunch! Serves 2-4.

8 oz whole grain penne
1 onion, chopped
2 large cloves garlic, pressed or minced
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, or more to taste (optional)
1-3 bunches Swiss chard, beet greens, and/or spinach, washed and chopped
1 15-oz can cannellini beans, kidney beans or chickpeas
1/2 cup vegetable broth or water
1 cup chopped tomatoes (canned is fine), or halved cherry tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste

Cook the penne according to package directions. Meanwhile, heat the vegetable broth in a large saute pan over high heat. Add onion and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and red pepper flakes, reduce the heat to medium, and cook for one minute, stirring constantly.

Add greens, beans, chopped tomatoes, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook for several minutes, stirring as needed, until greens are wilted. Add more broth or water if necessary to prevent sticking.

When pasta is finished cooking, drain and add it to the saute pan. Toss to combine pasta with beans and vegetables. Taste, adjust seasonings, and serve.