Sausage Chard Rigatoni

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 1 h 10 min 8
Sausage Chard Rigatoni
Health Highlights
Kids will love the combination of sausage, pasta and mellow, sweet Swiss chard. It's easy enough to make on a weeknight.


4 tsp Olive Oil, Extra Virgin
3 link Italian pork sausage (casings removed)
3 clove(s) Garlic (minced.)
1/2 tsp Hot pepper (chili) flakes
1 can(s) (28oz) Diced tomatoes, canned (low sodium )
1/4 cup Basil, fresh (chopped)
1 dash Salt
1 dash Granulated sugar (a pinch)
1 cup Navy beans, canned (low sodium; rinsed & drained)
10 cup Pasta, Rigatoni, whole wheat, dry
8 cup Swiss chard (chopped)
2/3 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated


  1. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; sauté sausages, breaking up with spoon, until browned, about 8 minutes.
  2. Stir in garlic and hot pepper flakes; cook for 2 minutes. 
  3. Add tomatoes, basil, salt and sugar; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes, then stir in beans. 
  4. Meanwhile, in large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook pasta until still slightly firm in centre, about 8 minutes.
  5. Drain and return to pot, reserving 1/2 cup (125 mL) cooking liquid.
  6. Add sauce, reserved cooking liquid and Swiss chard; toss to coat.
  7. Transfer to 10-cup (2.5 L) glass baking dish.  Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses; cover with greased foil.
  8. Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven for 20 minutes.
  9. Uncover and bake until bubbly and browned, about 10 minutes. 





Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 467
Calories from fat 143
Calories from saturated fat 50
Total Fat 15.9 g
Saturated Fat 5.6 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.4 g
Cholesterol 31 mg
Sodium 731 mg
Potassium 897 mg
Total Carbohydrate 66 g
Dietary Fiber 10.2 g
Sugars 3.0 g
Protein 20.2 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 2.5
Meat 0.3
Meat Alternative 0.2
Milk Alternative 0.3
Vegetables 2.1

Energy sources