su-Spicy Sausage and Chard Pasta
Photo: Alex Farnum; Styling: Kevin Crafts
Yields Serves 4 Total Time 30 mins
AuthorWilly and Sandy Hermann, Orinda, CA

Willy and Sandy Hermann, readers from Orinda, California, shared this easy one-dish meal with us. They like to use hot sausage, but mild is good too. You can use the chard stems for soup if you like.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, heat a large, wide pot over medium heat. Cook sausage, onion, and garlic, stirring frequently, until sausage starts to brown, about 5 minutes. Add chard and tomatoes and cook, covered, until chard wilts, about 4 minutes. Stir in cream.

Step 2
2

Put drained pasta in a large, shallow serving bowl. Pour sausage and chard mixture over pasta and sprinkle with basil and parmesan cheese.

Ingredients

 12 ounces whole-wheat or regular linguine
 12 ounces hot Italian sausages, casings removed
 1/2 cup chopped onion
 2 large garlic cloves, chopped
 1 bunch Swiss chard, stems discarded and leaves chopped
 4 Roma or medium beefsteak tomatoes, seeded and chopped
 1/2 cup whipping cream
 1/4 cup slivered fresh basil leaves
  Shaved parmesan cheese

Directions

Step 1
1

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, heat a large, wide pot over medium heat. Cook sausage, onion, and garlic, stirring frequently, until sausage starts to brown, about 5 minutes. Add chard and tomatoes and cook, covered, until chard wilts, about 4 minutes. Stir in cream.

Step 2
2

Put drained pasta in a large, shallow serving bowl. Pour sausage and chard mixture over pasta and sprinkle with basil and parmesan cheese.

Spicy Sausage and Chard Pasta