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Staci's Orecchiette with Fresh Tomatoes and Sausage

 
One serving costs about $3.29 One serving costs about $3.29

$3.29 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 side dish,lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:51%

Spoonacular Score: 51%

 

Staci's Orecchiette with Fresh Tomatoes and Sausage might be a good recipe to expand your main course recipe box. For $3.29 per serving, this recipe covers 22% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe makes 4 servings with 716 calories, 22g of protein, and 24g of fat each. Not a lot of people made this recipe, and 1 would say it hit the spot. If you have basil, oregano, orecchiette pasta, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. It is brought to you by Foodista. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around around 45 minutes. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 50%, which is solid. Try Orecchiette with Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, and Basil, Orecchiette With Sun-Dried and Fresh Cherry Tomatoes, and Orecchiette with Broccoli, Tomatoes and Sausage for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
3 bags
3 bags sweet fresh cherry tomatoes
sweet fresh cherry tomatoes
1 pkg
1 pkg chicken sausage
chicken sausage
4 oz
4 oz pancetta
pancetta
1 small
1 small onion
onion
3 cloves
3 cloves garlic
garlic
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps unsalted butter
unsalted butter
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
extra virgin olive oil
1 cup
1 cup red wine
red wine
1 pkg
1 pkg cremini mushrooms
cremini mushrooms
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps fresh basil
fresh basil
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps fresh oregano
fresh oregano
1 cup
1 cup baby spinach
baby spinach
some
some salt
salt
1 pkg
1 pkg orecchiette pasta
orecchiette pasta
some
some parmesan cheese
parmesan cheese
3 bags sweet fresh cherry tomatoes
3 bags
sweet fresh cherry tomatoes
1 pkg chicken sausage
1 pkg
chicken sausage
4 oz pancetta
4 oz
pancetta
1 small onion
1 small
onion
3 cloves garlic
3 cloves
garlic
2 Tbsps unsalted butter
2 Tbsps
unsalted butter
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
1 cup red wine
1 cup
red wine
1 pkg cremini mushrooms
1 pkg
cremini mushrooms
3 Tbsps fresh basil
3 Tbsps
fresh basil
2 Tbsps fresh oregano
2 Tbsps
fresh oregano
1 cup baby spinach
1 cup
baby spinach
some salt
some
salt
1 pkg orecchiette pasta
1 pkg
orecchiette pasta
some parmesan cheese
some
parmesan cheese

Equipment

frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl


Instructions

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add butter and oil. Once the butter is melted, add the onion and garlic. Cook until the onion is starting to get soft. Turn the temp up to medium high and add the pancetta, cook until crispy. Remove the casings from the sausage then add to skillet and brown. Pour in the wine and scrape up those delicious browned bits. Toss in the mushrooms and stirring occasionally. Cook till they are slightly softened. Add the tomatoes (any extra juices too), basil and oregano, and salt to taste, and stir to combine. Turn heat to low, cover and simmer for one to two hours. Stirring occasionally. While the sauce is simmering, cook the pasta. (make sure you have good salty water) until just al-dente. Drain the pasta, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water (DO NOT RINSE). Back to the skillet...add the spinach and cook till it begins to wilt. Then toss in the pasta and stir to combine everything. Stir frequently until everything is heated through. (add some reserved pasta water if the sauce seems too thick) Spoon into bowls and top with fresh Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $3.29
Ingredient
3 bags sweet fresh cherry tomatoes
1 package chicken sausage
4 ounces pancetta
1 small onion
3 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 cup red wine
3 tablespoons fresh basil
2 tablespoons fresh oregano
1 cup baby spinach
1 package orecchiette pasta
some parmesan cheese
Price
$0.03
$0.01
$4.54
$0.15
$0.20
$0.24
$0.17
$3.50
$0.24
$0.52
$0.35
$2.57
$0.63
$13.15

Tips

Health Tips

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

  • The great thing about parmesan cheese is that a little goes a long way, especially if you're buying the real deal.

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • Don't have any wine in the house? Red wine vinegar and white wine vinegar can be used to deglaze pans. Chicken/beef broth or grape juice can also be used in place of wine in a pinch, especially if a recipe only calls for a small amount.

  • Just a head's up: tomatoes shouldn't be refrigerated! They will lose their flavor and probably get mushy too. For more on selecting and storing tomatoes and other vegetables, check out the academy.

  • When buying wine for cooking, it is certainly not a bad idea to buy a wine you would enjoy drinking (some wine for the dish, some wine for the chef?) But if your favorite wines cost a small fortune, save them for drinking and purchase a cheaper?though still good quality!?wine for cooking. Just don't buy "cooking wine" with added salt, food coloring, etc.

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Green Tips

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

  • Good news for mushroom lovers: according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), mushrooms are pretty "clean" when it comes to pesticide residue, so you do not have to splurge on extra-expensive organic mushrooms (unless you want to!)

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
715 Calories
21g Protein
24g Total Fat
90g Carbs
15% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
715
36%

Fat
24g
37%

  Saturated Fat
9g
59%

Carbohydrates
90g
30%

  Sugar
4g
5%

Cholesterol
39mg
13%

Sodium
377mg
16%

Alcohol
6g
35%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
21g
44%

Selenium
79µg
113%

Manganese
1mg
69%

Vitamin K
60µg
58%

Phosphorus
336mg
34%

Magnesium
89mg
22%

Vitamin A
1074IU
21%

Fiber
5g
21%

Copper
0.39mg
20%

Vitamin B6
0.37mg
18%

Calcium
178mg
18%

Iron
3mg
17%

Vitamin B3
3mg
17%

Zinc
2mg
16%

Potassium
490mg
14%

Vitamin B1
0.21mg
14%

Folate
46µg
12%

Vitamin E
1mg
10%

Vitamin B2
0.17mg
10%

Vitamin B5
0.78mg
8%

Vitamin C
4mg
6%

Vitamin B12
0.24µg
4%

Vitamin D
0.26µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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