The Mister’s Orecchiette 


  • 6 ounces orecchiette
  • 8 ounces mild Italian sausage
  • 4 ounces pancetta
  • 2 small Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 sprig of sage
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Gourmet Garden basil paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tuscan seasoning
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • Olive oil

The secret ingredient was diced pancetta, cooked up to just this side of crispy.

After browning the pancetta, drain on a paper towel and set aside.

Next up, mild Italian sausage formed into rustic square-ish meatballs and cooked on medium high heat. Once cooked thoroughly, remove and drain on a paper towel.


The pot of water is on to boil. The orecchiette is standing by and keeping the cheese company.


Fresh sage, thyme and garlic — peeled, rinsed and minced.


Olive oil infused with sage, thyme, garlic, red pepper flakes and basil. A sprinkle or two of Tuscan seasoning thrown in for good measure. Turn the heat on very low for 5 minutes.


1/4 cup chicken stock into the pan along with the cooked diced pancetta and Italian sausage. Heat on medium high heat for a few minutes.


By now the orecchiette has finished cooking. Drain well and add to pan. Heat on medium high heat for 2-3 minutes. Add the Roma tomatoes in the last minute and give it all a good stir to combine well.


Serve with a nice sprinkling of shredded Parmesan cheese.


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Categories: Pasta & Noodles

3 Comments on “The Mister’s Orecchiette ”

  1. Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 4:44 pm #

    Mrs. b, was this a meal kit or Mister’s creation? Looks WAY ono!

    • Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 5:07 pm #

      The Mister! It was way ono!

      • Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 9:17 am #

        Right on Mr. B!

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