One Pan Spaghetti With Swiss Chard

One Pan Spaghetti With Chard

One Pan Spaghetti With Chard

Stirring the spaghetti well is key to keep it from sticking. Adjust cooking time if you use a different pasta. If the final dish seems too dry just stir in more olive oil… and pass the Parmesan for serving. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 9 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Makes: 2 servings

One Pan Spaghetti With Chard


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 oz. thin spaghetti, broken in half
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Parmesan cheese


  1. Remove thick stems from chard and wash well, leaving it wet. Cut into 2-inch thick slices.
  2. Heat oil & garlic in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  3. When it starts to sizzle, add the sliced chard. Cook and stir for one minute to soften.
  4. Stir in water, spaghetti, and salt. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, and cook for 9 minutes, stirring a few times to keep spaghetti from sticking.
  5. Remove pan from heat, stir in the extra olive oil and Parmesan cheese.

Note: This is an updated recipe that now cooks all in one pan. Still want the original version? Click here.

3 Comments on "One Pan Spaghetti With Chard"

  1. Jenny Can Cook

    I am now making this fabulous dish all in one pan. I salute the garlic and chard together for 1 minute, use thin spaghetti and 1 cup of water, cover and cook with occasional stirring for 9-10 minutes. It takes a couple of minutes longer but is less work and cleanup. I will update the recipe soon.

  2. Cassandra Johnson

    The pasta dish looks very good will definitely try this im so happy i stumbled across your cooking page

  3. toni

    I made this with spinach – loved it – thanks.

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