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.
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.
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