Your favorite sauce for orecchiette?

Extra points for anything baked with cheese - it's cold out.

  • Posted by: Imogen
  • February 1, 2017


anka February 4, 2017
I like this one
Em February 4, 2017
Either pesto and peas, or:
Blanched and chopped rabe, crumbled sausage, red pepper flakes, garlic, and grated pecorino.
Kate P. February 2, 2017
The well known Deborah Madison recipe which has chick peas as the key ingredient. It is an olive oil base with onion, garlic, sage and parsley, sprinkle of chilli flakes and lots of lemon zest to finish. Delicious with orecchiette.
PHIL February 1, 2017
I agree with the broccoli Rabe consensus.... lots of pamesean
MMH February 1, 2017
Spring peas & parm.
Dona February 1, 2017
I like this one, use whatever greens look good at the market.
Valhalla February 1, 2017
I am also a fan of the simple broccoli rabe preparation, but sometimes a good tomato sauce and lots of cheese is just the ticket.
nance February 1, 2017
I love it with a simple bechamel, handfuls of grated asiago or parmesan, and either bacon or ham and some peas. I just rinse the frozen peas in a colander and dump them in. So comforting!
caninechef February 1, 2017
I vote the ham and peas with grated cheese and garlic.
pierino February 1, 2017
This is my own recipe which was a community pick
emcsull February 1, 2017
cauliflower, bacon, bread crumbs, garlic,
emcsull February 1, 2017
parmesan and olive oil too, of course. Recipe a bit complicated but very good. I buy orecchiette just for that !
sexyLAMBCHOPx February 1, 2017
Something rustic, like this recipe: I usually add spinach to everything and it would have parmesan Reggiano because I don't usually have provolone in the house.
Nancy February 1, 2017
Very simple, with broccoli or broccoli rabe, parmesan, small additions for seasoning (anchovy, red pepper....or not, as you like it).
There are many recipes out there to use as a starting point, e.g.
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