Whole-Wheat Rotini with Wilted Mustard Greens

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“More mustard greens!” That’s what the VT staff asked for when they tasted the first version of this recipe. Now it’s an even better source of vitamins C and E. Shaved Parmesan provides tryptophan, and canola oil offers omega-3s.

  • 4Servings


  • 1 1/2 lb. mustard greens, trimmed and coarsely chopped (9 cups)
  • 1/2 lb. whole-wheat rotini pasta
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped (4 tsp.)
  • 1 oz. shaved Parmesan cheese, optional


1. Bring large pot of salted water to a boil. Add mustard greens, and blanch 3 minutes. Remove greens to colander with slotted spoon. Add rotini to 
water, and cook according to package directions.
2. Heat oil in large skillet or wok over medium-low heat. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds. Add greens, increase heat to medium, and cook 2 to 3 minutes.
3. Drain pasta, and reserve 1/4 cup cooking water. Stir pasta and reserved cooking water into mustard green mixture, and cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until sauce is hot and bubbly. Serve 1 cup pasta sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 382
  • Carbohydrate Content: 51 g
  • Fat Content: 16 g
  • Fiber Content: 10 g
  • Protein Content: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 137 mg
  • Sugar Content: 5 g