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Fusilli Pasta with Bacon and Swiss Chard

Fusilli with Chard, Bacon and Red Onions

You can use other types of pasta in this dish such as spaghetti, macaroni, farfalle, etc. Estimated total is $8.49 -- just $1.42 a serving.
Course Entree
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Yield 6 Servings
Calories 364 kcal
Author Carrie Vitt


  • 16 ounces Fusilli Pasta brown rice or whole wheat
  • 8 pieces Bacon cut into small pieces (nitrate-free, pastured preferred)
  • 1 large Purple Onion diced
  • 1 bunch Swiss Chard washed, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt


  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crispy. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon from skillet and place it in a bowl.
  3. Add the onion to the skillet and cook until caramelized, about 8 minutes.
  4. Add chard and stir until limp.
  5. Add pasta, cream, salt, and cooked bacon. Toss and adjust salt to taste. Serve immediately.