Orecchiette With Sausage and Greens

READY IN: 25mins




  • Bring a large pot of water to boil.
  • Meanwhile remove sausge from it's casing. Heat a small amount of olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat and cook the sausage until browned and cooked through.Transfer cooked sausauge to a large bowl.
  • In the same pan add a tablespoon of olive oil and turn heat to high. Once the oil is hot, add half the greens. Let the greens sit for a minute undisturbed.
  • Season with a pinch of kosher salt and crushed red pepper flakes to taste. Add half the garlic.
  • Bein to toss the greens around until they start wilting. Once wilted transfer to the large bowl.
  • Repeat with the remaining greens and transfer the greens to the bowl.
  • Don't wash the pan yet.
  • Cook the pasta in salted water. Reserve a cup of the pasta water.
  • In the same saute pan add half the reserved cooking liquid and add the 1 tablespoon of butter. Let simmer until reduced slightly.
  • Add the pasta to the large bowl with the sausage and greens.
  • Pour the cooking liquid-butter mixture over top.
  • Add the cheese and stir with a large spoon.
  • Add more cooking liquid if necessary.
  • Dish out the pasta topping with pepper and more parmesan cheese.