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This easy one-pot pasta recipe earns the title "creamy" thanks to the addition of sour cream and Parmesan, which combine to create a savory cheese sauce that clings to the orecchiette, peas and sausage. The best part about this recipe is that it only requires one vessel to cook everything—pasta included. By using the exact amount of liquid you need to cook the pasta, the starch that usually gets drained off with your pasta water stays in the pot, adding even more creaminess. If you like spicy but not too spicy, use a mix of sweet and hot Italian sausages.

EatingWell.com, April 2022


Credit: Photographer / Brie Passano, Food Stylist / Annie Probst

Recipe Summary

30 mins
35 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine crumbled sausage, shallot and garlic in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until the sausage is cooked through and starting to brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Increase heat to high and stir in broth, sour cream, pepper and salt. Add orecchiette, bring to a boil and cook, stirring frequently, until the pasta is just tender and the liquid has mostly evaporated, about 12 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in peas and Parmesan. Let stand for at least 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, before serving.


Nutrition Facts

1 1/4 cups
400 calories; protein 22g; carbohydrates 50g; dietary fiber 6g; sugars 6g; fat 13g; saturated fat 6g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 1g; cholesterol 33mg; vitamin a iu 740IU; vitamin b3 niacin 5mg; vitamin b12 1mcg; vitamin c 8mg; vitamin d iu 1IU; folate 25mg; vitamin k 10mg; sodium 536mg; calcium 105mg; iron 3mg; magnesium 23mg; phosphorus 192mg; potassium 631mg; zinc 2mg; omega 6 fatty acid 1g; niacin equivalents 4mg.