Penne with beet greens
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Penne with beet greens

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Serves 4

Colour your busy evening with green and red beet leaves.

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  • 300 - 400 g penne
  • 15 - 20 beet leaves
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 100 g ham
  • 40 g Parmesan
  • 2-3 table spoon olive oil
  • salt, pepper


    1. Cook penne in a pasta pot of well-salted water until al dente. Reserve 1/3 cup cooking water and drain pasta.
    2. Rinse the beet leaves and chop roughly. Peel and chop the onion and the garlic cloves. Chop the ham. Grate the Parmesan.
    3. Heat skillet over medium heat and warm the oliven oil. Cook the chopped ham in oil in the skillet, stirring occasionally, 6 - 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
    4. Add the chopped onion and the chopped garlic to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Add the chopped beet greens and cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Add the penne and the reserved cooking water and mix well. Add the cooked ham and mix well. Season and stir in the most of the grated Parmesan.
    5. Divide pasta among the bowls. Sprinkle with the rest of the grated parmesan and serve.

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Bernardi Poz
1st Sep, 2009
norsk alfabet virker ikke
Bernardi Poz
1st Sep, 2009
kan ikke see pasta på foto
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