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One Pot Sausage, Chard, and Pine Nut Orecchiette Pasta is an amazing 30 minute meal option with serious flavor. It starts with Barilla® Collezione Orecchiette! By adding a few simple ingredients to the artisanal tasting pasta,you get a dinner that is gourmet in flavor, but with “out-of-the-box” ease! Perfect for celebrating special occasions, but easy enough for mid-week meals.
My life never seems to slow down, just when I think I have gotten a handle on things, I wind up getting sick, or something unexpected gets dumped on me, to set me back again. I am not complaining. It is, what it is, and I like my life. But the thing about it is, I rarely have time for anything extra any more. And it seems like a lot of days we end up grabbing a quick bite for dinner because I am not sure where to even start at home. And don’t have the mental capacity to try and think up a quick, tasty meal. That is not sustainable, or good for my waistline, which is why meals like this one are so awesome.
This meal is made in one pot (+ one colander), and comes together in under 30 minutes. But honestly, it tastes soooo good you would think you were eating at a fancy restaurant. In fact, I plan to make it for Valentine’s Day for my husband because he LOVES it. We are going to put the kids to bed, watch a Rom-Con (for me), eat this amazing pasta, and enjoy a night in rather than fight the crowds at restaurants.
And I am not going to even miss going out because not only does this pasta give me the artisanal taste I crave, it is an Authentic Italian food brand, #1 in Italy, it is also wholesome and simple. So it starts with Barilla Collezione Orecchiette, which can be found in the pasta aisle at Kroger and Kroger banner stores. It has a darker blue packaging than the other Barilla options, but should be right by them. At least it was in my store.
Then you need some hot Italian sausage. I don’t buy the kind in casings, but if you do, just peel those off, and crumble and brown. Then you need some onions, pretty chard, I like the rainbow chard the best. Some pine nuts, and a little seasoning. Add in some chicken stock, and you have an amazing meal. You can control the heat by adding more or less red chili peppers.
I don’t know what your Valentine’s Day plans are, but you should maybe consider adding this awesome dish to it! Include a nice crusty french bread, a lovely salad, and a glass of something delicious. You won’t regret it.
Okay, if you aren’t salivating yet, you should be.
- 1 package Barilla® Collezione Orecchiette
- 1 lb hot Italian Sausage
- 1 small yellow onion, sliced
- 1/2 Tbs minced garlic (2 cloves)
- 2.5 ounces pine nuts
- 2 Tbs olive oil
- 3/4 cup chicken stock
- 1 head Rainbow Chard, washed, and rough chopped, woody stems removed (approx 4-5 cups)
- salt and pepper
- pinch of red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
- Cook pasta according to package directions, and strain, set aside
- In a large, heavy dutch oven, brown sausage
- Push sausage to the side, add a tablespoon of olive oil, and add minced garlic, onion, and pine nuts.
- Brown pine nuts, and cook onions and minced garlic until tender and fragrant.
- Add chicken stock to the pot.
- Add chard, and let simmer 3-5 minutes.
- Add pasta back in.
- Stir well, season with salt and pepper and chili pepper flakes
- Add parmesan cheese.
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