Spicy Sausage and Chard Pasta


  • 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


  1. 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.

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