Italian Sausage with Orecchiette. Orecchiette Pasta with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe uses chicken sausage in place of pork and a whole lot of garlic! This lightened up version will not disappoint!! Today's episode we learn how to make an insanely delicious pasta made with fresh orecchiette with Italian sausage, broccolini garlic and oil.
I used sweet Italian sausage and removed the casings. My only problem was that some of the orecchiette stuck together. I don't cook this type of pasta often, so. You can have Italian Sausage with Orecchiette using 10 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Ingredients of Italian Sausage with Orecchiette
- You need 1 lb. of bulk Italian sausage (or removed from casing).
- Prepare 3-4 cloves of garlic, crushed.
- Prepare 1 TBS. of olive oil.
- Prepare 1 cup of frozen peas and carrots.
- You need 1/2-3/4 lb. of Orecchiette pasta.
- It’s 1 cup of grated Parmesan or Locatelli cheese.
- It’s 5 of fresh basil leaves, torn.
- You need 1 TBS. of lemon juice.
- Prepare 1/2 cup of pasta water.
- It’s 1 tsp. of lemon zest.
As the onions and sausage cook, they create a flavorful fond, to which you'll add a little broth, and then cook the pasta directly in the broth. This easy and delicious Italian-inspired orecchiette dish is made complete with a creamy sauce, Italian sausage, and broccolini. This classic pasta dish with broccoli rabe, sweet Italian sausage, and tangy red pepper vinaigrette is a favorite of film legend Francis Ford Coppola. Drain, reserving ½ cup pasta cooking water.
Italian Sausage with Orecchiette instructions
- Sauté sausage and crushed garlic in olive oil on med-hi heat until browned, about 5-6 minutes..
- Meanwhile, in a separate pot, cook the pasta according to package directions..
- Add peas and carrots to the sausage and continue sautéing on med-hi heat for another 2-3 minutes..
- Once pasta is al dente, add the remaining ingredients to the sausage and serve..
- Buon appetito! 🇮🇹.
While the water heats and the orecchiette. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in plenty of boiling salted water until al dente. This is from Lidia's Italian Table: Italian American Favorites by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich, author and host of the PBS television series of the same name. The shape of the pasta (orecchiette means little ears ) soaks up the flavorful sauce. This is a one-dish meal, very hearty and very satisfying.