Sausage and Swiss Chard Rigatoni

Sausage and Swiss Chard Rigatoni 150 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Sausage and Swiss Chard Rigatoni 150

Kids will love the combination of sausage, pasta and mellow, sweet Swiss chard. It's easy enough to make on a weeknight.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2009

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 Italian sausages casings removed
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
  • 1 can (28 oz/796 mL) diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch granulated sugar
  • 1 cup rinsed drained canned navy bean
  • 5 cups mezzi rigatoni
  • 5 cups rigatoni pasta
  • 8 cups chopped Swiss chard (13 oz/380 g)
  • 2/3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Method

In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; sauté sausages, breaking up with spoon, until browned, about 8 minutes. Stir in garlic and hot pepper flakes; cook for 2 minutes.

Add tomatoes, basil, salt and sugar; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in beans. (Make-ahead: Let cool; refrigerate in airtight container for up to 24 hours.)

Meanwhile, in large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook pasta until still slightly firm in centre, about 8 minutes. Drain and return to pot, reserving 1/2 cup (125 mL) cooking liquid. Add sauce, reserved cooking liquid and Swiss chard; toss to coat. Transfer to 10-cup (2.5 L) glass baking dish.

Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses; cover with greased foil. Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake until bubbly and browned, about 10 minutes.

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Nutritional facts Per each of 8 servings: about

  • Sodium 871 mg
  • Protein 18 g
  • Calories 393.0
  • Total fat 16 g
  • Potassium 643 mg
  • Cholesterol 34 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 44 g

%RDI

  • Iron 32.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 50.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 16.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 18.0
  • Vitamin C 37.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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