Orecchiette Pasta with Italian Sausage and Sage

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recipe by Tenina Holder 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!

recipe updated Mar 15, 2019


  • Water icon
    as needed
  • Salt icon
    as needed
  • Pasta shells icon
    Pasta shells
  • Sausage icon
    x 1
  • Bulb of garlic icon
    Bulb of garlic
  • Butter icon
    as needed
  • Fresh sage icon
    Fresh sage
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    as needed
  • Soft goat cheese icon
    Soft goat cheese


  • 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. Prep and set aside bulb of garlic: peeled
  2. Get a clean large saucepan
  3. Add water
  4. Add salt
  5. Boil
  6. Add pasta shells
  7. Cook until al dente
  8. Fit the TM5 bowl to TM5
  9. Add sausage
  10. Add prepared bulb of garlic
  11. Chop for approx 8s
  12. Cook for approx 15min
  13. Get a clean frying pan
  14. Add butter
  15. Heat in frying pan on medium heat
  16. Toss with slotted spoon until lightly browned
  17. Add fresh sage
  18. Fry in frying pan until crispy
  19. Drain with paper towels
  20. Repeat in frying pan
  21. Sprinkle with sea salt
  22. Drain pasta
  23. Transfer pasta to 4 large serving bowls
  24. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to 4 large serving bowls
  25. Transfer herbs to 4 large serving bowls
  26. Crush soft goat cheese
  27. Serve
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