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One Pan Orecchiette Pasta

Posted: August 27

Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

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One Pan Orecchiette Pasta is delicious, and it makes cooking and cleanup a breeze! It’s the perfect combination of crunchy onion, spicy Italian sausages, al dente orecchiette pasta, fresh arugula, and sharp Parmigiano-Reggiano. One Pan Orecchiette Pasta is ready in just 40 minutes so it’s perfect for weeknight dinners or when you just need something uplifting in a bowl.


2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 onion, diced
salt, to taste
8 ounces spicy Italian sausages, casings removed
3 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth, divided
1 1/4 cups orecchiette pasta
1/2 cup arugula, roughly chopped
1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, finely grated, for topping


Step 1

Heat the olive oil in a large, deep skillet over medium heat.

Step 2

Add the onion and the salt, cooking and stirring until the onion is soft and golden, about 5-7 minutes.

Step 3

Stir the sausage into the onions, cooking and stirring until the sausage is broken up and browned, about 5 -7 minutes.

Step 4

Pour 1 1/2 cups of the chicken broth into the sausage mixture and bring it to a boil. Scrape the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon.

Step 5

Add the orecchiette pasta.

Step 6

Cook and stir the pasta in the hot broth, adding the remaining broth when the liquid is absorbed, until the pasta is cooked through and most of the broth is absorbed, about 15 minutes.

Step 7

Stir the arugula into the pasta-sausage mixture until the arugula wilts, about 2-3 minutes.

Step 8

Serve the pasta in bowls, and sprinkle it with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

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