Orecchiette With Basil

Orecchiette With Basil


Prep Time:  minutes
Cook Time:  minutes
Ready In:  minutes

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[Total: 4   Average: 4.5/5]

Easy, delicious, and meat-free this pasta dish is a weeknight winner. You may use either fresh or dried orecchiette (little ears) for this delightful pasta dish. 

  • 14 Ounces Orecchiette (Fresh or Dried)
  • 20 Walnut Kernels (Chopped)
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 3 Basil Sprigs (Chopped)
  • 3 Garlic Cloves (Finely Chopped)
  • 3 Cups Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
  1. Cook the orecchiette to al dente in plenty of slightly salted boiling water.
  2. Five minutes before pasta is ready, heat oil in a large-size sauté pan.
  3. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add chopped walnuts and brown for 3 minutes. Add chopped basil, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper. Mix well.
  4. When pasta is al dente drain and add to sauté pan with garlic, basil & walnut mixture.
  5. Transfer from pan to large-size bowl. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and serve warm.
  6. Serves 4
  7. © Victoria Hart Glavin


Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a a young girl. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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