Pasta with Sausage, Chard and Pesto Rosso, the update

I decided it’s Pesto Rosso Week.

I made another batch with a few modifications….  I added a tbs of tomato paste, a little more basil, a little less olive oil, a few more olives and only used 1 clove of garlic.

It was good.

I particularly liked less garlic…. This batch was less ‘sharp’.

But I did end up with rather a lot of Pesto Rosso

First we had pasta…

Grilled sausages and chard made it an easy main course.

I kept the dish simple – there’s enough flavor in the pesto rosso.

Pasta with Sausage, Chard and Pesto Rosso

Total time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 10oz (300gr) sausages   any flavor, turkey or pork, hot or not
  • 3 medium shallots, chopped
  • 6oz (180gr) chard, chopped
  • 1/2  tsp paprika
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup pesto rosso
  • 4oz (120gr) dried fettuccini

Instructions:

  • Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  • Grill or fry sausages, then slice into 1″ (2.5cm) lengths.
  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. 
  • Add paprika, shallots and sauté 3 minutes.
  • Add chard and sauté 5 minutes longer.
  • When pasta is done, drain, reserving a few tbs of pasta water.
  • Add pasta to skillet along with sausages and pesto rosso.
  • Stir to combine, adding a bit of pasta water to thin if needed
  • Serve.

Print Recipe

I love simple recipes…

And I love finished rooms.

The closet doors are finished (I think).

He even decided to make the knobs…. They’re pretty – but are kind of hard to see in the photos.

doors_closet

The doors for the linen closet are almost done. He’s needs three more hinges for the upper doors..

linen

He even did a proper floor.

He had boards down over the insulation… and they did work but they didn’t actually cover the insulation.

Now they do.

For awhile I was transported back to my childhood.

My father built my parents’ house. He had help with the basic construction (as far as I know – I wasn’t born at the time) but he did the finishing work.

He never finished the floor in the linen closet.

For as long as I can remember it was a source of nagging on my mother’s part and prevaricating on my father’s part, but the floor of the linen closet remained unfinished until after he retired and I was long gone out into the world.

I have no idea why he didn’t finish it or why he finally did.

Every time I looked at the floor in my linen closet – I thought about my parents and smiled.

If you want nutrition information, try this site: Calorie Count

Last update on October 14, 2018

6 thoughts on “Pasta with Sausage, Chard and Pesto Rosso, the update”

  1. Fun little story about your Dad. I know several people who had that kind of story – where everything but one little thing was finished and the wife never could get the hubs to finish it. It must be a guy thing. 🙂

  2. Very appetising and i would love to share with you in the same plate
    We would get intouch at base later.

Comments are closed.

Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap