Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Curly Pasta with Sausage, Swiss Chard, and Pine Nuts

Help me, help you!  Love this clip!

Help me help you use up your swiss chard.

Swiss chard in your CSA box, quickly rotting away.  Help me help you by giving you this amazing recipe to use up that delicious chard.  There is also this swiss chard recipe, but it is a little more time intensive.

Raisins plumped up, sausage, garlic, parmesan, pasta.  What more could a person want to do with swiss chard?

A quick, easy and healthy dinner.

Yes please.

Pasta with Sausage, Swiss Chard and Pine Nuts
adapted from here

1/3 cup pine nuts
1 tablespoon olive oil
3/4 pound mild Italian Sausage, casings removed
1 pound swiss chard, tough stems removed, leaves cut into thin strips
2 garlic cloves, minced
salt and pepper
1 pound pasta
3/4 cup raisins, plumped in boiling water and drained
1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, plus more for serving

1) Cook pasta according to instructions
2) Meanwhile, toast pine nuts over medium-high head in a skillet, shaking the pan to toast evenly, 3-4 minutes.  Remove from skillet
3) In same skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.  Add sausage and cook until browned. Add chard, garlic and pepper; cook, tossing, until chard wilts 2-3 minutes. 
4) Add sausage mixture to cooked pasta with raisins, toasted pine nuts and Parmesan; toss to combine.  Serve with more Parmesan. 
5) Yum


  1. Thanks for the link, and those are lovely pics! We've got more chard in the 'fridge (CSA, you know...). I think we need to make this recipe again.