Broccolini, goat’s cheese and sausage orecchiette

A simple and scrumptious dish that can be made in minutes!

By Jennene Plummer
  • 5 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Broccolini, goat’s cheese and sausage orecchiette
  • 500 gram orecchiette
  • 1 bunch broccolini, cut into 5cm lengths
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 italian pork sausages
  • 1 long red chilli, seeds removed, sliced
  • 60 gram soft goat’s cheese
  • 2 tablespoon toasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped


Broccolini, goat’s cheese and sausage orecchiette
  • 1
    In a saucepan of boiling, salted water, cook the pasta according to packet instructions. Add broccolini for the final 30 seconds of cooking time.
  • 2
    Heat oil in a frying pan on high. Squeeze teaspoon-sized chunks of sausage mince from casings into pan. Cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden and cooked through. Mix in chilli, then remove from heat.
  • 3
    Drain cooked pasta and broccolini, then return to pan. Add pork, chilli and any cooking juices from pan to pasta. Toss well with cheese and season to taste. Scatter with nuts to serve.


You can swap goat’s cheese for ¾ cup grated parmesan and juice of ½ lemon.