Orecchiette with Spicy Sausage

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Recipe: #12339

March 26, 2014

"I found this tasty recipe in the April 2012 issue of Food Network Magazine. I usually like my pasta dishes smothered in tomato/meat sauce but I was quite pleased with this recipe. Just the right amount of "sauce"."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (335 g)
  • Calories 689.7
  • Total Fat - 33 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11 g
  • Cholesterol - 57.8 mg
  • Sodium - 1526.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 75.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 12.5 g
  • Sugars - 4.3 g
  • Protein - 24.9 g
  • Calcium - 192.8 mg
  • Iron - 2.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 19.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Bring pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook as per package directions.

Step 2

Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until it begins to brown, about 3 mins. Add the spring onions and cook until softened, about 3 more mins. Add the garlic, mushrooms, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste; cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms start to brown, about 3 mins. Add the cherry tomatoes and cook until they softened slightly, about 3 more mins.

Step 3

Reserve 1 cup of the pasta cooking water, then drain the pasta.

Step 4

Add the broth to the skillet and cook, stirring 1 min.

Step 5

Stir in the pasta and cheese, adding some of the reserved cooking water to loosen, if necessary.

Step 6

Season with salt and pepper.

Step 7

Divide among bowls, drizzle with olive oil and top with more cheese and spring onions.


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