Orecchiette with Sausage, Mushrooms, and Tomatoes

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Orecchiette with Sausage, Mushrooms, and Tomatoes

This pasta dish is too good to be true. It’s my kind of pasta dish because of the veggies.  My family enjoys it because of the sausage!



  • 2 boxes of orecchiette pasta
  • 1 package of Italian sausage out of the casing(I used mild but you can use spicy or sweet if you like)
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 4 coves of garlic, sliced
  • 2- 8 ounce packages of baby bella mushrooms, rinsed and sliced
  • 2 pints of grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup of low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup of Pecorino Romano grated cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • EVOO


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of EVOO in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the sausage to the pan and cook until it is brown.
  3. Drain and set aside.
  4. Add the green onions and cook until tender.
  5. Add the mushrooms. Season  with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Cook for about 10 minutes.
  7. Add the garlic and cook for a few more minutes.  Set to the side.
  8. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  9. Add the pasta and cook according to package. Drain and reserve 1-2 cups of pasta water.
  10. Put the cooked pasta back in the large pot.
  11. Bring the skillet back to the heat and add the tomatoes.
  12. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  13. Add the chicken broth and the sausage and cook for 1 more minute.
  14. Dump the sausage mixture right into the pot with the cooked pasta.
  15. Stir in the grated cheese and some pasta water if needed.
  16. Serve in individual bowls and top with some more grated cheese.



Published by feedingthefam.blog

I'm a stay at home mom and my life revolves around feeding my family of four. I love to cook for my husband Matt and two boys(Matthew-11 and Dominick-9). I'm not good at entertaining big crowds. That makes me nervous! I TRY and cook healthy meals, and I TRY to buy organic. Matt likes almost everything except for olives, mustard and fancy cheeses-everything I love)! So I try to find recipes without those ingredients or sneak them into the food I make and then he picks them out... And when he likes something, he has no control. Can't stop. Won't stop! But he really tries to make good choices in what he eats. In the last five years or so we both have made changes for the better in our diet. Matthew eats very little and is very picky. It's hard to watch him eat cause he's always picking! My mom get's so annoyed watching him eat! I was the same damn way as a kid. I tortured my parents by becoming a vegetarian for 7 years! I still can't eat all meat. I'm picky. Dominick loves almost everything! And when he loves it, you know it. It's all over him and the floor. Unlike Matthew. Not a single crumb.... I am 100% Italian-I think.. I grew up in Long Island and always ate really great food!!! While the other kids in school were bringing Lunchables or buying lunch, I was eating a chicken cutlet sandwich! My mom is an amazing cook. Much better than me. I have to pull recipes and follow them. She just whips stuff up in minutes and its amazing! And my dad loves all of her food, and all food in general! Except if its too healthy, like salmon.... Most of the time when he's eating his eyes are closed. He says he can taste it better that way... My sisters both live in Long Island and our conversations usually consist of food, fashion, beauty or kids. Ali is similar to my mom. She whips up delicious meals. And they are usually healthy and light. She says she doesn't eat carbs, which is a lie. Every weekend shes at the pork store picking up twisted Italian bread, sausages, and ravioli. Her eyes light up when her 2 year old Joseph eats. Her goal in life is to feed him. And she hates casseroles. Refuses to make them. Lol Jen is very busy as a dance mom with her two girls. But when she gets in the kitchen, watch out! She cooks up a storm. Her salads are the BEST ever! Usually, it's accompanied with steak and rice or fried chicken cutlets! And there are leftovers for the whole week. The goal of my blog is to share some of my family's favorite foods. I'll let you know what works out well and not so well for me when it comes to feeding the fam!

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