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Spicy Sausage and Chard Pasta

Serves 4

Total Time
30 mins

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.

su-Spicy Sausage and Chard Pasta

Photo: Alex Farnum; Styling: Kevin Crafts
 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
Step 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

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

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 692Calories from Fat 43
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g51%

Saturated Fat 15g75%
Cholesterol 92mg31%
Sodium 848mg36%
Total Carbohydrate 72g24%

Dietary Fiber 11g44%
Protein 28g57%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.