Sausage and Swiss Chard Rigatoni Sausage and Swiss Chard Rigatoni

Photography, Edward Pond

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



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


  • Iron 32.0
  • Folate 50.0
  • Calcium 16.0
  • Vitamin A 18.0
  • Vitamin C 37.0
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Sausage and Swiss Chard Rigatoni