Cajun Spiced Trout with Garlicky Chard Pasta

With whole grains, fish and fresh greens, this pasta dish is loaded with healthy ingredients.

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Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Serves: 4


  • 1 pkg Italpasta Total Penne Rigate
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 small Rainbow Trout Fillets, 6 oz / 170 g each
  • 2 tsp cajun seasoning
  • 1 bunch Swiss Chard, discard stems, chopped leaves
  • 5 clove garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 onion (green), finely sliced
  • 1 lime wedges


  • Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup (60 mL) cooking liquid.
  • Meanwhile, brush trout fillets with 1/3 of the olive oil and sprinkle with Cajun seasoning. Bake on parchment paper–lined baking sheet for 9 to 10 minutes or until fish is just starting to flake.
  • Heat remaining oil in large skillet set over medium heat; cook Swiss chard, garlic, salt and pepper for about 5 minutes or until greens are wilted.
  • Toss together Swiss chard mixture, pasta, reserved cooking liquid and lime juice; divide among 4 plates. Top with trout and sprinkle with green onions. Serve with lime wedges.


Substitute kale, arugula or spinach for Swiss Chard, if desired.

Nutritional Analysis

Calories: 670kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 370mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 4g