Friday, October 24, 2008

Penne with Sausage and Swiss Chard

While I was wondering what to do with the leftover Swiss chard from my pasta e fagioli, I read a post on The Girl Who Ate Everything where Robin eats penne with sweet Italian sausage, garlic, and swiss chard. Sounds perfect! I often make the same dish with broccoli instead of Swiss chard and I really love it! I liked the slight bitterness of the Swiss chard and the pieces of garlic!

Penne with Sausage and Swiss Chard - for 1 serving
* ½ cup dry penne
* salt, to taste
* 1 tbsp olive oil
* 1 garlic clove, sliced thinly
* dried chili peppers, to taste
* 1 spicy Italian turkey sausage, removed from its casing
* Swiss chard, sliced in 1" sections

Bring water (with salt) in a pot to a boil.
Add pasta.
Meanwhile, heat up olive oil in a frying pan.
Brown the garlic slices.
Add the turkey sausage.
When the sausage is cooked, add the Swiss chard and mix.
Add the dried chili peppers.
Add the pasta, with a bit of the cooking water if it looks dry.
Season to taste.


Gastronomer said...

Great minds cook alike! I've been making lots of corkscrew pasta with spicy sausage, spinach and carrots. I'm gonna add sun dried tomatoes the next time I prepare it.

Miss.Adventure said...

Hmmm! I very much like salty sun dried tomatoes!