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.

Source: Family Circle

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
12 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta as package directs. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking water.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 Facts

433 calories; total fat 14g; saturated fat 5g; cholesterol 34mg; sodium 464mg; carbohydrates 58g; fiber 3g; protein 21g.

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