Hi there. I’ve got a summer dinner recipe for you that cannot possibly dissappoint.

The fresh, aromatic, perfectly filling but leaves-room-for-dessert kind of dinner. The kind you wish you made a bigger batch of so you coud eat it tomorrow. That’s what I’m offering you today.

Tomato and Anchovy Butter Pasta with Swiss Chard | Things I Made Today

It’s what you get when you mix butter, garlic, tomatoes, and my favorite: anchovies. If you’re afraid of these little guys, don’t be. In this dish, they basically disinegrate into the sauce and don’t taste fishy at all. They just add a layer of flavor to the meal that I wouldn’t want you to miss.

Tomato and Anchovy Butter Pasta with Swiss Chard | Things I Made Today

The swiss chard is added in at the very end to give the pasta a pop of green. Doesn’t that look dreamy?

Tomato and Anchovy Butter Pasta with Swiss Chard | Things I Made Today

And when the sauce is heaped upon a plate full of spaghetti, it’s magical. Rainbows and unicorns, everyone.

Tomato and Anchovy Butter Pasta with Swiss Chard | Things I Made Today

Tomato and Anchovy Butter Pasta with Swiss Chard
Recipe type: Main Dish
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 8 oz spaghetti
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1½ oz anchovy fillets, oil drained
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 lbs medium tomatoes, halved then sliced into 1½ inch pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cups swiss chard, chopped
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, cook spaghetti. Once cooked, drain.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Add anchovies and garlic, and stir until anchovies break down and garlic softens, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add tomatoes and mix well. Season with salt and pepper and cook until tomatoes start falling apart and sauce starts to thicken, about 10 minutes. Add swiss chard and cook until just barely wilted.
  4. Add pasta to skillet and mix well until pasta is nicely coated.

Recipe adapted from June issue of Bon Appetit Magazine.

5 Comments

  • 07 / 18 / 14 / 1:02 pm

    Yum! I’d like to request more tomato recipes like this-I have six tomato plants this year that will be yielding many many many tomatoes very soon!

    writes Kailey BenderReply
    • 07 / 18 / 14 / 1:06 pm

      Ha! Noted. I will do my best to provide you with a tomato rich recipe variety :). Start with this one.

      writes VickyReply
  • 07 / 19 / 14 / 12:34 pm

    The pan photograph is so beautiful! Love the colors.

    writes Bowen AppétitReply
    • 07 / 20 / 14 / 3:04 pm

      Thank you Bowen!

      writes VickyReply
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