Chard & Bacon Linguine

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 04, 2023
I use Swiss chard every way I can, and that includes stirring it into this breezy linguine. When you’re short on time, this dish keeps life simple. —Diane Nemitz, Ludington, Michigan
Chard & Bacon Linguine Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 8 ounces uncooked whole wheat linguine
  • 4 bacon strips, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or additional chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups chopped Swiss chard (about 6 ounces)
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook linguine according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Add broth, wine, salt and Swiss chard to skillet; bring to a boil. Cook and stir 4-5 minutes or until chard is tender.
  3. Add linguine; heat through, tossing to combine. Sprinkle with cheese.
Health Tip: The dark green color of Swiss chard is a clue that it’s an excellent source of immune-boosting vitamin A.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 353 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 633mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 7g fiber), 14g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 medium-fat meat.