Karen Helton, who submitted this recipe, admits that it does not sound as if it is good for you. “But,” she writes, “it is full of healthful vegetables and makes four servings with only a half pound of sausage.” In addition, as its name indicates, it can be made quickly, and is therefore suitable for a weeknight supper.
Quick Italian Sausage Supper
Put a large pot of salted water on high until it boils. Add pasta and cook al dente, according to package directions.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat, and add sausage. Cook until brown. Add garlic, onion, and pepper and cook until vegetables are soft, about 3 minutes. Add chard and tomatoes, lower heat to medium, and cook for 5 minutes more. Add beans, herbs, drained pasta, cheese, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper, if using. Mix well. Heat 5 minutes. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese and pepper, if desired.
Yield: 4 servings
— Karen Helton
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