Shells With White Beans, Chard, and Bacon

Shells With White Beans, Chard, and Bacon
Servings: 6 Start to Finish 30 mins


  • Salt
  • 8 ounces shells
  • 4 - 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 3 cups chopped chard
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken or other stock
  • 3 cups cooked or canned cannellini or other white beans, drained but still moist
  • Pinch salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese for garnish

Make It

1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat and salt it. Add the pasta and cook until tender but not mushy, 8 to 10 minutes; drain and set aside.

2. While the pasta is cooking, place the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the bacon begins to color, add the onion and celery and cook until just soft, then add the chard and cook until the bacon is done. Add stock and beans, and sprinkle with salt and pepper; cook until heated through, about 5 more minutes. If it seems dry, add a little more stock or water; it should be moist but not soupy.

3. Add the pasta to the bean mixture and stir gently. Taste and adjust the seasoning, sprinkle with Parmesan.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 332, Fat, total (g): 4, sat. fat (g): 2, carb. (g): 57, fiber (g): 8, pro. (g): 18, sodium (mg): 323, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.