Thursday, July 30, 2015

Sausage and Chard over Pasta

With the CSA farm share starting again, I am looking for lots of new vegetable recipes. There are days that I could just eat veggies and be happy but a day without meat is not a good day for my boys. They would prefer all meat and no veggies so I have to sneak them in whenever I can. This one isn't exactly a sneak but if sausage is involved so life is good.

Sausage and Chard over Pasta
adapted from Gourmet June 2006

1/2 lb Swiss chard, leaves only, chopped
1/2 lb sweet pepper chicken sausage or other fully cooked sausage i.e. kielbasa
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1/4 cup water
1/8 teaspoon dried hot red-pepper flakes
1/2 lb pasta. cooked according to package directions
Salt & Freshly ground black pepper
Grated parmesan for serving

Cook sausage in oil until golden then transfer with a slotted spoon to a bowl. Add garlic to the pan and cook, stirring constantly until fragrant. Add chard leaves, water, and red-pepper flakes and simmer, partially covered, until the chard is tender. Stir in sausage

Add pasta to chard mixture and toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Serve passing the Parmesan cheese.

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