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Buddy Valastro's Orecchiette and Sausage

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The "Cake Boss" shares some delicious recipes you might find at his Las Vegas restaurant.
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Cake Boss Buddy Valastro may be best known for his lifelike celebration cakes, but the man also knows his way around a kitchen. See for yourself with his savory recipe for Orecchiette and Sausage.


  • 24 ounces orecchiette pasta
  • 18 ounces spicy Italian sausage
  • 4 chile de arboles
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 4 teaspoons shallots, minced
  • 2 cups roasted tomatoes, chopped
  • 6 ounces broccolini, chopped
  • 2 ounces butter
  • 4 ounces Grana Padano cheese
  • 4 ounces Pecorino cheese
  • Oil, as needed
  • Salt, to taste
  • Cooking Directions

    Heat water to boil the pasta. Once boiling, cook the pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, brown the sausage over medium heat, breaking it up as it cooks. Once the sausage is browned, add the shallot, garlic and chili and cook for a minute. Add the tomatoes and broccolini and cook until the broccolini is tender. Add the cooked pasta, butter, cheeses, and salt to taste.

    Recipes courtesy Buddy Valastro.

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: orecchiette pasta, spicy italian sausage, broccolini, roasted tomatoes

    Course: Dinner

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