Lemon Chard Pasta with Brown Butter

Brown butter for a deep, caramelized flavor! We mix this with garlic and lemon for a match made in pasta heaven!

Recipe by: Community Cooks


Serves: 6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ready In: 40 minutes



1 medium pot


1 pan or skillet


1 bunch of chard


spaghetti noodles or pasta


1 lemon


1 tbsp honey


4-6 cloves of garlic


2 tbsp butter


olive oil


salt and pepper


Read through the entire recipe before getting started.
Wash and dry all produce. 



Bring 6 cups salted water to a boil in a medium pot. Remove bottom inch from chard and discard. Cut chard leaves from stems and keep separate. Take the stems and dice small. Stack the leaves and cut into thin strips. Zest and juice lemon. Mince or grate garlic.


Add pasta to boiling water and cook for 8-10 min until al dente. Reserve 3/4 cup pasta water. Strain and set pasta aside.


In a large skillet heat 1 Tbsp. oil. Add chard stems and sauté for a few minutes. Add garlic, butter (optional) and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook for a few minutes until garlic begins to brown. Add pasta water, honey and lemon juice. Mix to incorporate. Bring to a simmer and add cooked pasta.


Toss spaghetti in garlic butter, add chard leaves and lemon zest. sauté for a few minutes until chard leaves have wilted. Taste and adjust salt and pepper. Divide in bowls and serve!

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