Sausage Orecchiette

Sausage Orecchiette
Orecchiette are small rounds of pasta sometimes referred to as tiny ears. In this 20-minute recipe, the pasta is tossed with hot Italian sausage, mushrooms, fresh basil, and Parmesan for a simple, but flavor-packed dinner.
Makes 6
Prep 5 m
Cook 12 m



  1. 1 of 3 Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta as package directs. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking water.
  2. 2 of 3 Meanwhile, cook sausage in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, or until no longer pink. If necessary, break large pieces apart with a wooden spoon.
  3. 3 of 3 Add mushrooms and cook an additional 5 minutes. Pour in wine, reserved pasta water and black pepper. Stir in basil. Remove from heat; toss with pasta and cheese.
Nutrition Information for Sausage Orecchiette
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Per Serving: 464 mg sodium, 3 g fiber, 58 g carb., 21 g pro., 433 kcal cal., 5 g sat. fat, 34 mg chol., 14 g Fat, total