Make your next pasta using orecchiette. This easy one-pot pasta recipe also includes sautéed onions, sliced sausage, arugula, and finely grated asiago cheese.
This dish is what I affectionately call grad student’s pasta: this recipe is easy to make, doesn’t require much kitchen equipment as a one-pot recipe, and is inexpensive. In other words, it’s a perfect match for your local hungry grad student on a budget. Besides, it’ll probably take a grad student in order to figure out how to even pronounce the word orecchiette. Years ago when I was a grad student, these kinds of recipes were a staple in my kitchen; back then I only had a bare minimum of kitchen equipment, very little time for cooking, and a insatiable craving for pasta.
This pasta dish has great texture and taste — the texture is smooth and creamy due to the sautéed onions and the chicken broth, and the taste is dominated by garlic, spicy Italian sausage, and grated asiago cheese. It definitely makes for a warm and comforting dinner.
You might know that I’m a big fan of garlic. I listed 5 cloves of garlic in the recipe below, but if you’re not most people like me, or you don’t plan on being around people for the next 12 hours, you can put in an entire bulb of garlic as I did. Do it.
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