Orecchiette is a small ear-shaped pasta that was traditionally made in southern Italy. This recipe combines it with brussels sprouts and chopped hazelnuts.

Laraine Perri


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425°. Toss sprouts with 1 tablespoon oil; arrange cut side down on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and pancetta. Roast 18–20 minutes or until sprouts are tender.

  • Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking water. Return pasta to pot.

  • Add garlic to sprouts; toss well. Add sprouts, Parmesan, thyme, and a few tablespoons reserved pasta water to pasta; stir in remaining 2 teaspoons oil. Spoon into 4 bowls; sprinkle with hazelnuts.

Nutrition Facts

382 calories; fat 14g; saturated fat 3g; mono fat 9g; poly fat 2g; protein 14g; carbohydrates 51g; fiber 6g; cholesterol 8mg; iron 4mg; sodium 353mg; calcium 98mg.