Lunch box: Orecchiette with peas and sausages

Orecchiette 42


Sometimes, the time is flying so fast that making the time to schedule the weekly lunch and dinner is too time-consuming. Without scheduling, usually I am not doing grocery, so I am trying to be creative with the various leftover and the food that I am keeping in the freezer (I usually take the opportunity for emptying it before ordering more grocery). I was in this configuration last week and I am refusing to go outside for grabbing lunch, so I created something quick and delicious with what were in my cupboard, fridge and freezer.

  • SERVE: serveserve
  • PREPARATION: 10 minutes
  • COOK: 20 minutes

What do you need?

  • 120 g of dried pasta (I like the shape of the mini orecchiette) for having 400 g of cooked pasta
  • 100 g of frozen small peas
  • 2 Knacki or sausages
  • ½ onion
  • Grated cheddar or Emmental
  • Soja cream or fresh cream

How to do orecchiette with peas and sausages?

  • Put the dried pasta in boiling salty water for the indicated time on the packaging (usually it is for 10 minutes in medium heat)

!  For avoiding the water to go out of the pan, put a wooden spoon on top of the pan. This little trick is working, I was so impressed.

  • While the pasta are cooking, peel and chop half an onion and stir fried it in a slightly oily pan at medium heat for 5 to 8 minutes
  • Heat the sausage in the microwave for 1 minute, slice them in small pieces and add them in the pan –

The microwave part is true for Knachi, if you are using sausages; slice it before and let’s heat it longer in the pan along with the onion.

  • Continue to stir for a couple of minutes while using the microwave for defrosting the frozen small peas
  • Add the peas to the onion and slices of sausage
  • Add the pasta
  • Add pepper and a couple of tablespoon of soja cream
  • Serve it either straight away with grated cheese on top or put them in your lunch box for your lunch on the next day

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