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Orecchiette with Lamb and Asparagus

Lamb is essential for any Italian Easter meal, so I used lamb sausage in this recipe! You can also replace with regular sweet Italian sausage if you have trouble finding the lamb variety.

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Orecchiette with Lamb and Asparagus

Servings

16

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes

Calories

302

Author:

Giada De Laurentiis

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. This recipe originally appeared on Giada Entertains: Easter Brunch.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Season well with salt. Cook the pasta for 2 minutes less than listed on the box, about 8 minutes. Drain well, reserving 1 cup pasta water.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and the garlic and sweat until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the sausage and cook, breaking it apart with the back of a spoon, until cooked through and beginning to brown, about 8 minutes. Add the peas, asparagus and tomatoes and toss well to coat. Season with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add 1/2 cup pasta water and simmer for 3 minutes. Add the pasta to the sauce and sprinkle 1 1/2 cups Parmesan on the bare pasta. Toss it with the sauce, adding the remaining 1/2 cup pasta water as needed to create a light tomato sauce. Stir in the thyme. Drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition

Nutrition

Nutrition Serving Size
16
per serving
Calories
302
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Carbs
24 grams
Protein
16 grams
Fat
15 grams
Saturated Fat
7 grams
Cholestrol
33 milligrams
Sodium
312 milligrams
Fiber
2 grams
Sugar
2 grams
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1 comment

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    Kelly
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    My family loveeeed!! Especially when only a handful of ingredients is needed… Perfect for spring!! Ty giada🍸

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