Pasta With Kielbasa and Swiss Chard

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

Posting for ZWT 7. This recipes comes from epicurious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut out center ribs and stems from chard, then thoroughly wash, along with leaves, in several changes of cold water. Cut ribs and stems crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick pieces and coarsely chop leaves.
  2. Cook kielbasa in oil in a 5-quart heavy pot over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer with a slotted spoon to a bowl. Cook chard ribs and stems with salt in fat remaining in pot over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add chard leaves, water, and red-pepper flakes and simmer, partially covered, until chard stems are tender, about 5 minutes. Remove lid and stir in kielbasa.
  3. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente, then reserve 1/2 cup pasta-cooking water and drain pasta in a colander. Add pasta to chard mixture with cheese and salt to taste and toss until combined well. Thin with some of reserved pasta water if necessary.
Most Helpful

Very good!! Next time I will add a can of drained and rinsed cannellini beans.

55tbird July 30, 2014

This was total comfort food and we loved it. Easy and delicious, doesn't get much better than that!

ChelseaW June 27, 2011

Wow... what a dish! The kilbasa and chard mixed with the bland pasta, then all mixed up with cheese, I knew we'd love it. Will certainly make again. Kilbasa is one of our favorites, so this will go directly into our keeper file. Thanks for sharing such a loveley dish. Made for ZWT7 Shady Ladies.

BakinBaby June 17, 2011