This hearty pasta dish capitalizes on the herbal sweetness of parsnips.


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Recipe Summary

20 mins
30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta, according to package instructions. Reserve 1 cup pasta water, then drain pasta and return to pot.

  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add sausage and cook, breaking meat up with a wooden spoon, until browned, 3 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer sausage to pot. Add parsnips to skillet and saute until softened and browned, 5 minutes. Add chard and cook until wilted, 2 minutes. Transfer mixture to pot and toss. Add Parmesan and enough pasta water to create a light sauce that coats pasta; season with salt and pepper. Serve with additional Parmesan.

Reviews (6)

67 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
I added five cloves of minced garlic about halfway through the parsnips cooking! I have never had parsnips! I can't believe how delicious they were.
Rating: 3 stars
It’s ok, I don’t think I’ll make it again. I added I small cal of tomato sauce to the sausage which created a tastier sauce
Rating: Unrated
Excellent. Totally delicious and totally healthy. Remember to use organic...everything, if possible.
Rating: Unrated
This recipe is delicious. My husband and I don't care for parsnips so I just left them out and increased the swiss chard. Don't decrease the pasta this is delicous as a left over the next day if it is too much. Thanks Sarah great recipe.
Rating: Unrated
Fabulous recipe...with a crop of swiss chard that won't stop producing, I'm always looking for new recipes to utilize it. I would cut back on the pasta next time...twelve oz. is a lot. Eight to ten oz. would be fine (less calories too).
Rating: 5 stars
I just had this at a friend's house. She used whole grain/whole wheat pasta and substituted chicken sausage. This dish was delicious! I will be making it this weekend! We must have 2 or 3 helpings! it was enough to feed 10.