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One Pot Sausage, Chard, and Pine Nut Orecchiette Pasta

One Pot Sausage, Chard, and Pine Nut Orecchiette Pasta is meal with serious flavor. By adding a few ingredients you have a pasta dinner gourmet in flavor
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: One pot pasta, pine nut, sausage
Servings: 4
Calories: 654kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 1 package Barilla® Collezione Orecchiette
  • 1 lb hot Italian Sausage
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 Tbs minced garlic 2 cloves
  • 1 small yellow onion sliced
  • 2.5 ounces pine nuts
  • 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. My favorite Dutch oven is Staub brand. They are heavy duty, are safe in the oven up to 500 degrees, and the inside is a matte texture for excellent browning.
  • 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.


Calories: 654kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 58g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 1120mg | Potassium: 537mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 830IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 2.8mg