Orecchiette Pasta with a Quick and Easy Creamy Sauce

Ready in just 20 minutes, this simple pasta dish, with its tasty mustard sauce, makes a perfect midweek family supper.


  • 400g Waitrose Orecchiette Pasta (dried)
  • 400g pack Waitrose Pork, Garlic and Herb Speciality Sausages
  • 150g mascarpone
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1-2 tsp English mustard, to taste
  • 20g pack fresh flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped


  1. Cook the pasta according to the pack instructions and drain thoroughly. Meanwhile, heat a large frying pan over a medium heat and cook the sausages according to the pack instructions, until they are thoroughly cooked.
  2. Remove the sausages from the pan, allow to cool slightly, then slice each into about 6 pieces. Return the sausages to the frying pan, followed by the drained, cooked pasta, and mix well.
  3. Mix the mascarpone with the milk to thin it slightly, then add the mustard. Add to the pasta with the parsley and season to taste. Mix well and serve hot, with a tomato and red onion salad.

Cook's tips

This recipe is ideal for using up left-over cooked sausages. Simply slice them and reheat until piping hot in a large frying pan before adding the pasta, then continue from Step 3.

Try our new range of pasta from the village of Fara San Martino, Italy. It is renowned for excellent taste and texture, and available in a range of shapes and sizes.

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes 20 minutes

Serves: 4

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 2506.216kJ
Fat 42.0g
Saturated Fat 22.0g
Salt 1.4g

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4 stars

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This recipe was first published in Mon Nov 01 00:00:00 GMT 2004.