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Italian Sausage Pasta and Chard

Delicious homemade marinara sauce, tastes better than supermarket, so easy to make and made with basic pantry ingredients
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 254kcal
Author: Rika Livingston


Homemade Marinara Sauce

  • 1 can (28 oz) San Marzano tomatoes or Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil extra virgin
  • 2 small Onions finely chopped
  • 2 garlic Cloves finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup White Wine
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 Sprig Basil fresh
  • 1/4 teaspoon Oregano dried

Italian Sausage Pasta and Chard

  • 3/4 pound Italian Chicken Sausage
  • 1 bunch Chard fresh
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil extra virgin
  • 2 cloves Garlic fresh
  • 12-16 ounces Dry Pasta of your choice uncooked


Homemade Marinara Sauce

  • In a large skillet or pot, heat the oil over medium heat
  • Add onions and cook until tender for about 2 minutes
  • Add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds-1 minute, do not let it brown
  • Add the wine and cook for about 2 minutes
  • Add tomatoes, basil and oregano, cook and simmer until thickened for about 15 minutes
  • Remove from the heat and set aside

Italian Sausage Pasta and Chard

  • Cook the pasta as the label directs (or about 11 minutes)
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil, salt generously and add chard. Blanch for about 2 minutes.
  • Drain the chard and squeeze out excess water. Set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add sausage, cook and keep stirring until browned for about 3 minutes.
  • Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  • Stir in the pasta sauce and cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the chard, cooked pasta to the skillet, mix together with the sauce and cook for another 3 minutes. 
  • Sprinkle with cheese and serve immediately. 


italian sausage pasta recipe


Nutrition Facts
Italian Sausage Pasta and Chard
Amount Per Serving
Calories 254
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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