Orecchiette Pasta with Italian Sausage and Sage

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recipe by Tenina Holder https://tenina.com/

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based on 1 ratings

This super fast family pasta dish is fantastic for hungry people at a moments notice. Add flavours at will, think fennel seeds, more herbs, cheese!

Inspired by: https://tenina.com/recipes/orecchiete-pasta-with-italian-sausage-and-sage

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Bulb of garlic icon
    Bulb of garlic
    1 (48g)
  • Water icon
    as needed
  • Salt icon
    as needed
  • Pasta shells icon
    Pasta shells
    350g (about 1½ cups)
  • Sausage icon
    x 1 (about 110g)
  • Butter icon
    as needed
  • Fresh sage icon
    Fresh sage
    about ¼ cup (8g)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    as needed
  • Soft goat cheese icon
    Soft goat cheese
    100g (about ½ cup)


  • kCook icon Paper towels
  • kCook icon TM5
  • kCook icon Large serving bowl
  • kCook icon Large saucepan
  • kCook icon TM5 bowl
  • kCook icon Frying pan

Step preview

  1. Add water and salt to a clean large saucepan
  2. Boil
  3. Add pasta shells to the pasta
  4. Cook until al dente
  5. Add sausage and bulb of garlic to the TM5 bowl
  6. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  7. Chop - approx 8 sec, reverse speed 8
  8. Cook - approx 15 min, varoma, speed 2
  9. Add butter to a clean frying pan
  10. Heat in frying pan - medium heat
  11. Toss with slotted spoon until lightly browned
  12. Add fresh sage to the frying pan
  13. Fry in frying pan until crispy
  14. Drain with paper towels
  15. Repeat in frying pan
  16. Sprinkle with sea salt
  17. Drain pasta
  18. Transfer pasta to 4 large serving bowls
  19. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to 4 large serving bowls
  20. Transfer herbs to 4 large serving bowls
  21. Crush soft goat cheese the large serving bowls
  22. Serve
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