Tortellini with Swiss Chard and White Beans



I am always trying to find new vegetarian recipes to try. My husband and I are both meat eaters so I am not trying to totally cut out meat from our lives but it is nice to eat a healthier alternative every once in a while. When I saw Kaylie over at Cafe Groenhout make this recipe except with gnocchi I knew I had to give it a try. I could not get my hands on gnocchi so I made it with tortellini instead. I have yet to try the recipe with gnocchi but if it is anything like the tortellini version I made, I am in! Just looking down at the chard and beans on my plate and I felt healthier.



  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 lb tortellini
  • 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 C water
  • 6 C chopped chard leaves (about 1 small bunch), or spinach
  • (1) - 15 oz. can diced tomatoes, Italian-style
  • (1) - 15 oz. can white beans, rinsed
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 C shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 C Parmesan cheese, grated/shredded
  1. Cook tortellini according to package.
  2. In a large skillet add 1 tsp oil and onion to the pan to cook, stirring, over medium heat, for 2 minutes. Stir in garlic and water. Cover and cook until the onion is soft, 4 to 6 minutes. Add chard (or spinach) and cook, stirring, until starting to wilt, 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in tomatoes, beans and pepper and bring to a simmer.
  4. Stir in the tortellini and sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan.
  5. Cover and cook until the cheese is melted and the sauce is bubbling, about 3 minutes.

This post is submitted in
Just Another Meatless Monday
Just Something I Whipped Up
Market Yourself Monday
Presto Pasta Nighthosted by The Taste Space

10 comments:

anniebakes said...

Hmmmm, interesting combo, may have to give it a whirl!!

anne
www.anniebakes.net

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

This looks excellent! And healthy! Thanks!

Cafe Groenhout said...

Yum! One of my new faves -- I even got all the kids to eat it for the 4th. Success! :)

P.S. I think this calls for having a "homemade gnocchi" party and then freezing for recipes like this!

Laura said...

Oh this looks really great! I need another way to use the chard that's trying to take over the garden!

Thanks for linking up to Just Another Meatless Monday!

Sweet and Savory said...

This is a fantastic recipe. I love tortellini and adding all these goodies makes it a feast in a plate. So yummy.

saveur said...

This looks delicious. Thanks for the submission to PPN.

Ruth Daniels said...

Great dish - thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights. It's especially perfect for hot weather days when one ... make that me...doesn't want to spend too much time over a stove.

Joanne said...

Tortels (as I used to call them in college) just make everything better! I love the white bean veggie sauce!

The Food Hunter said...

I love the Swiss chard-white bean combo

Medifast Program said...

Thanks for the tortellini recipe, sounds really good.