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White Bean and Chard Florentine
with spaghetti

Active: 35 min Total: 35 min

Served in a creamy white sauce like the classic Chicken Florentine, this vegetarian twist uses white beans and chard in the sauce. Spoon it over spaghetti for easy, creamy comfort food.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
White Bean and Chard Florentine:
  • Onions, medium - 1/2, chopped
  • Garlic - 3 cloves, chopped
  • Chard, any type - 8 oz, stems and leaves chopped
  • Beans, cannellini or butter (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can, drained or rinsed
  • Spaghetti - 8 oz
  • Butter - 2 Tbsp
  • Flour - 3 Tbsp
  • Thyme, dried - 1/2 tsp
  • Wine, white - 3/4 cup (sub stock)
  • Stock, any type - 1/4 cup
  • Heavy cream - 1/4 cup
  • Cheese, Parmesan (op) - 2 oz

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Prep

  1. Onions / Garlic - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Chard - Prep as directed. Store chard stems and chard leaves separately. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
  3. Beans - Drain and rinse.

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Make

  1. Bring a large stock pot of salted water to a boil. Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook according to package directions.
  2. While pasta is cooking, heat a nonstick pan over medium heat and add butter. When butter melts, add onions, garlic, and chard stems and saute until tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Season with a pinch of salt.
  3. Stir in flour and thyme until no dry spots remain, ~1 minute.
  4. Pour white wine and stock over onions / chard stems and simmer (reduce heat if necessary) until sauce thickens, 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Stir heavy cream, chard leaves, and beans into sauce. Cover and cook until chard is wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. Season with some salt and pepper.
  6. When pasta is done, drain and rinse.
  7. Spoon white bean and chard sauce over pasta. Top with cheese. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (64)
Gluten-free (4)
Paleo (22)
Vegetarian (8)

50 reviews

This dish was delicious! I added some garlic bread as a side and it was a hit.

By: Amarilys
Posted: Jan 22, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This recipe is really great. My whole family really enjoyed it and will definitely make again. The sauce was to little, though. I did make some changes in seasoning. Instead of only seasoning chicken with salt and pepper, I used a combination of Puertorican seasonings - adobo and sazón Goya for the chicken. For the sauce, I also used adobo Goya to season it while it was cooking and the flavors were incredible.

By: Yadira
Posted: Nov 27, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I really liked this, but I could have easily doubled the amount of zucchini.

By: Jennifer
Posted: Oct 22, 2018
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

I thought this was a very flavorful and easy recipe. Lots of Mushrooms and the cream sauce was super good. I would have doubled the amount of spinach if I was re-doing.

By: Doug
Posted: Oct 18, 2018
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

My kids liked the chicken's flavor. Good meal but not a repeat for me.

By: Catherine
Posted: Oct 08, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

We loved it, but there wasn't enough sauce.

By: Ginger
Posted: Oct 07, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful