Quick dinners are a necessity. Sausage with garlic Swiss chard over penne is a quick and simple recipe that can be put together in under 30 minutes.

Sweet Sausage with Garlic Swiss Chard

This recipe was developed one day when I was trying to put together a meal with just ingredients I had at home.  Sweet sausage pairs so well with garlic Swiss Chard.

Course Dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 cups
Calories 388 kcal
Author Jennifer Pullman


  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage casing removed
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 bunch Swiss Chard about 6 stalks, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 3 -4 cups of cooked penne pasta


  1. In a large saute pan cook sausage over medium high heat until fully cooked, about 3-5 minutes.
  2. Remove sausage from pan and keep warm.
  3. Turn down heat to medium.
  4. Add garlic to saute pan and cook for about 1 -2 minutes until tender.
  5. Next add in Swiss chard, cooking for 3-4 minutes until tender.
  6. Add butter and melt.
  7. Add wine, bring to a slow boil and let sauce cook for about 1-2 minutes.
  8. Add cooked pasta and toss to mix ingredients.
  9. Sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Sausage with Garlic Swiss Chard
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 388 Calories from Fat 181
% Daily Value*
Fat 20.1g31%
Saturated Fat 6.7g42%
Polyunsaturated Fat 10.1g
Cholesterol 84.4mg28%
Sodium 463.8mg20%
Carbohydrates 26.3g9%
Fiber 1.3g5%
Sugar 0.3g0%
Protein 23.8g48%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.