Brown Butter Orecchiette

Brown Butter Orecchiette with Spicy Sausage and Peas

This high-comfort recipe uses just six ingredients, and one of them is butter (so you’re basically winning before you even take out a pot). Small and round orecchiette pasta is tossed with spicy Italian sausage, fragrant sage, and bright green peas for a dish that’s simple, filling, and comforting. The aforementioned butter and a little Parmesan cheese give the dish a rich, creamy texture you’ll want to experience again and again.

  • Stovetop Only
  • Quick Cook
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  • Calories 880
  • Protein 49g
  • Total Carb 97g
  • Total Fat 33g

Given the cook-at-home nature of Plated and natural variation in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details.

Ingredients & Equipment

What we send

  • sage
    • 1/8 ounce
    • sage
  • spicy Italian sausage
    • 12 ounces
    • spicy Italian sausage
  • orecchiette pasta
    • 8 ounces
    • orecchiette pasta
  • unsalted butter
    • 4 packets
    • unsalted butter
  • peas
    • 1 cup
    • peas
  • grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 ounce
    • grated Parmesan cheese

What You’ll Need

  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • 10" large pot
  • 10" medium high-sided pan