Best Homemade Orecchiette Pasta

Experience a taste of Italy in your kitchen with our Orecchiette Pasta. This simple and delicious dish, with its unique little ear pasta, is a sure crowd-pleaser. Packed with fresh vegetables and a hint of garlic and chilli, it's a winning combination.



number of servings
  • 350 g orecchiette pasta Added to
  • 2 tbls olive oil Added to
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced Added to
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped Added to
  • 100 g fresh spinach Added to
  • 250 g cherry tomatoes Added to
  • 50 g pitted black olives Added to
  • 50 g parmesan Added to
  • salt to taste Added to
  • Freshly ground Black Pepper to taste Added to


40 min.
1. Step

Fill a large pot with water and bring it to a boil. Once boiling, add a pinch of salt and the orecchiette pasta. Cook al dente according to the package directions.

2. Step

While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and chilli and cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.

3. Step

Add the spinach to the pan and saute until it's wilted.

4. Step

Add the cherry tomatoes and black olives, cooking for another 5-7 minutes until the tomatoes starts to burst.

5. Step

Drain the pasta and reserve a cup of pasta water.

6. Step

Add the cooked pasta to the pan with spinach and tomatoes. Mix well to combine all the ingredients. If needed, add some pasta water to loosen the mix.

7. Step

Season with salt, pepper, and grated parmesan. Toss everything together until well combined and heated through.

8. Step

Serve the pasta hot with a sprinkling of more parmesan on top.

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