New This Month

Orecchiette with Sausage and Roasted Peppers

Freshly roasted peppers give this hearty pasta a smoky taste. If you like, you can use jarred peppers, thinly sliced, instead of making your own, and skip step 1.

Source: Everyday Food, September 2004
Total Time Prep Servings



Cook's Notes

Covering charred peppers tightly with plastic wrap will produce steam and make the skins come off easily.

Similar Recipes


How would you rate this recipe?
  • ElfiePoo
    4 JUL, 2014
    It looked wonderful...but it was quite bland. I will make this again because it does make a beautiful presentation, but will flavor it up a bit with my mushroom and garlic olive oil.
  • MTL Foodie
    21 JAN, 2014
    Very flavourful and easy recipe! I too added some mushrooms and little extra parmesan. I also wanted a but of an extra kick since the sausage was mild and so I added some hot pepper flakes which worked perfectly with the pasta. Love this recipe and will definitely be making it again!
  • MS10210404
    4 JAN, 2014
    Super tasty! Very easy and full of flavor. I would recommend making the pasta after you roast the peppers, so that it doesn't sit too long and stick together. Yummy!
  • babbymartha
    30 DEC, 2012
    i made this with sweet turkey sausage,wonderful.
  • 3boysmom
    19 FEB, 2012
    my family has been making this for three or four years. If you roast the peppers yourself, it is just delicious. The juices from the pepper, combined with the cheese, makes it very rich. We use whole wheat pasta if we can find it
  • liz_alchemist
    14 MAR, 2011
    I love this dish; it's one of my go-to meals. I especially love the cute little ear-shaped pastas. The roasted peppers obviously make this dish, and I have yet to find jarred peppers that are as good as homemade. Roast your own!
  • onelittlebirdie
    12 DEC, 2010
    delish! i added steamed broccoli into it for some added vegetables, and also went with fresh grated parm as well as a little chopped fresh parsley to make it even more fab. i have a hard time finding orecchiette in canada, i have to grab a few boxes when i'm in the usa.
  • JessieY
    27 SEP, 2010
    My husband and I really enjoyed it! I added 2 cups of fresh spinach, 1 large chopped tomato, and some mushrooms to the mixture. Very easy and a great way to use up veggies in the fridge!
  • MS12262088
    10 JUN, 2010
    Super yummy! My picky hubby loved it. The roasted peppers are definitely worth the time and energy. I will drain the sausage after browning it the next time - unnecessary oil left in dish. Otherwise, delicious and simple!
  • Jimar
    2 MAR, 2009
    Oh my Gosh. Fantastic. I've made it for many different people and I automatically have a recipe card ready because they ALWAYS ask. This is a Winner for sure.

I'm in the mood for:

  • breakfast
  • lunch
  • dinner
  • dessert
  • an appetizer
  • a cocktail
{{secDropdownPreword}} {{secDropdownTitle}}
  • that's eggy
  • that's fruity
  • that's hearty
  • that's healthy
  • that's simple
  • that's a smoothie
  • that's a casserole
  • that's off the beaten path
  • that's light
  • that's packable
  • that's speedy
  • that's warming
  • that's kid-friendly
  • that's comforting
  • that's quick
  • that's healthy
  • that's a sunday dinner classic
  • that's vegetarian
  • that's seasonal
  • that's chocolaty
  • that's an american classic
  • that's easy
  • that's fruity
  • that's salty and sweet
  • that's over the top
  • that's crowd pleasing
  • that's simple
  • that's for a cocktail party
  • that's a dip or spread
  • that's healthy
  • that's cheesy
  • that's shaken not stirred
  • that's bubbily
  • that's good for a crowd
  • that's ideal for brunch
  • that's seasonal
  • that's simple
  • that's artisanal
See Recipes