Orecchiette pasta will forever remind me of the trip I took to Puglia, Italy with my mom to attend The Awaiting Table cooking school. We learned how to make our own little “ear” pasta; it was surprisingly easy! When I saw a box of orcchiette pasta on the shelves at the store, I couldn’t resist.
There are some things that you can buy at the store, that you just cannot recreate. Like these Divina roasted tomatoes from my work. They are SO delicious- tangy, acidic and garlicy. This recipe lets the tomatoes shine, but gets an added kick from the mini meatballs and fresh basil. Whatever you do, don’t leave out the bread crumbs; they add a great crunch to the pasta.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Yield: 4 servings