Recipe by Chef John
"Every year when it's time to go back to school I get inundated with requests from students to post recipes that are super-easy, cost pennies, and require a bare minimum of kitchen equipment. This delicious orecchiette pasta recipe only has a handful of ingredients, is very cheap to make, and most importantly: only uses one pan or pot for the entire procedure."
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salt to taste
spicy Italian sausages, casings removed
3 1/2 cups
low-sodium chicken broth, divided, or as needed
1 1/4 cups
orecchiette pasta, or more to taste
roughly chopped arugula, or to taste
finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, or to taste
Delicious and easy! Followed the recipe almost exactly to what is written....it is very forgiving with changes to proportions of ingredients. Perfect as is. I wouldn't stray too far from Orecchiette-like pasta to ensure even cooking. Times listed were spot on. Will make again for sure!
This recipe is great and beyond easy to make! I think next time I make it I may try pine nuts in it and possibly experiment with some fennel and anise spice. The leftovers were maybe better than the original meal. I did add a ton more arugula than suggested and used garlic. My boyfriend doesn't much care for veggies in his pasta and he ate a huge bowl!
This was super easy and fast to make. My fiancee said that it was a gourmet meal that would cost a lot at a restaurant. My two picky boys thought it was delicious and asked me to make it again the next day, which rarely happens. My new favorite Italian dish from my favorite chef on this site!
So great for a cold rainy night...and super easy! Followed recipe almost exactly, but replaced orecchiette w capricci pasta. Delicious.
My girlfriend and I made this dish one night for a quick weeknight dinner and it was awesome!
This was perfect. I couldn't find orichette at the grocery store, but medium shells were perfect. I doubled the recipe (4 servings), and the proportion of arugula was a little light. I'd recommend using almost half again as much next time.
Liked this much better than cooking pasta alone. Much richer. I made with kale as that is what I had. Sautéed the onions, garlic then added kale. I took out of pan and sautéed sausage with about 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper. I then drained it and put back in pan with veggies. I used vegetable broth as I had it open. Rich and delicious
As stated in previous reviews, this recipe is delicious, easy, and very forgiving with the proportions and interchangeability of ingredients. I used ground turkey for the meat and spinach for the greens. I also used homemade chicken stock to control the salt content. A definite keeper, as always with Chef John's recipes!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
One Pan Orecchiette Pasta
Serving Size: 1/2 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 352
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