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Penne with Chard and Ricotta

(recipe, Hillsdale Farmers' Market)


  1. 4 Tbsp. olive oil
  2. 1 bunch chard, stems removed and leaves cut into 1 inch wide ribbons
  3. 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  4. 1 lb. penne
  5. ½ lb. ricotta
  6. ½ cup water
  7. salt
  8. pepper


  1. Bring large pot of salted water to a boil. Place oil and garlic in a large pan over medium heat. Cook until garlic begins to sizzle. Add chard and water. Cook until chard is tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Cook penne and drain when done. In a large serving bowl, toss together penne, ricotta and greens. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with grated Pecorino Romano (optional).