Pasta is a staple; it is a great ingredient for delicious meals. Usually quite easy and quick to make, and pretty much a safe dish for all. Enjoy this lovely pasta meal full of smoked sausage, sautéed veggies, and delicious fresh Mozzarella cheese. If you like your pasta extra cheesy, you can even grate some more cheese on top of each serving once the pasta is ready.
300 grams spicy smoked sausage (rød pølse, andouille)
3 tablespoons butter, divided
1 large yellow onion, diced
200 grams carrots, shredded
200 grams Swiss chard, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
300 grams thick tomato sauce
500 ml boiling water
200 grams uncooked pasta (such as rotini)
100 grams fresh Mozzarella cheese
5 tablespoons fresh parsley
Start by shredding the carrots, cleaning and dicing the Swiss chard, and dicing the yellow onion. Place two tablespoons of butter in a large, heavy-bottomed pot, and add in the onions, and the carrots. Keep sautéing the veggies until the onion becomes translucent, and the carrots soften up. Add in the remaining tablespoon of butter, and add in the sliced sausages. Stir it vigorously so the sausages do not burn, and cook for a few minutes, to enhance the flavour of the sausages. Add in the minced garlic, and the Swiss chard, stir very quickly, and cook it for only one minute.
Then add the tomato sauce, and mix it really well. Pour in the pasta shapes of your choice, along with half of the water, and let it cook for about 20-30 minutes, slowly adding in the rest of the water, until the pasta is done to your liking, and the sausages are fragrant and soft. Once the pasta is cooked, add in the diced Mozzarella, and mix until it is completely melted. If is fine if it does not melt all the way through. Immediately pour into serving bowls, top with fresh parsley, and serve. Yields 6 servings.