Sausage, Swiss Chard & Rigatoni

Sausage, Swiss Chard & Rigatoni

1 lb. rigatoni pasta [or large tube pasta]
1 lb. Swiss chard, ribs removed then coarsely chopped
6 Tbsp. Bertolli® Extra Virgin Olive Oil
8 ounces sweet Italian sausage, removed from casings and crumbled
1 clove garlic
4 medium tomatoes, peeled and seeded, if desired, then chopped (about 3 cups)
1 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. grated Pecorino Romano cheese

Cook pasta according to package directions, adding Swiss chard during last 6 minutes of cooking; drain.

Meanwhile, in 12-inch deep skillet, heat 2 tablespoons Olive Oil over medium heat. Add sausage and garlic and cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sausage is just brown. Add remaining 4 tablespoons Olive Oil, tomatoes and salt. Simmer, stirring occasionally, 4 minutes. Toss with hot rigatoni, Swiss chard and cheese. Serve, if desired, with additional cheese.

Tonight, I’m serving with Crusty Italian Bread and Olive oil, side salad and fruit compote.

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