Orecchiette Pasta

Orecchiette Pasta With Sweet Potato & Swiss Chard
Drizzle Of Fragrant Parsley Oil!
Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes


1 box Orecchiette pasta
1 sweet potato, peeled & cubed
1 bunch Swiss Chard, chopped, no thick stems
1/4 cup roasted pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 stick butter
pinch of red pepper flakes
2 clove garlic, pressed paste
Parmesan Cheese shavings

Cooking Tools

Large stock pot

Nonstick skillet/frying pan


Cook pasta in boiling salted water according to box directions, drain & set aside.  Cook cubed sweet potatoes with some olive oil, salt & pepper until tender but not mushy.Do the same with the Swiss Chard & garlic and set aside in a warm location until pasta is done. Once pasta is drained, place in frying pan with olive oil, butter, red pepper flakes, salt & pepper, Toss in cooked sweet potato and Swiss Chard, toss lightly. Place pasta on serving plate and sprinkle with some pumpkin seeds, Parmesan cheese shavings an drizzle with Parsley oil (recipe below) and Balsamic vinegar.
Serves 4

Parsley Oil


1 tbsp minced parsley

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 grilled lemon juice (optional)

pinch salt

pinch of sugar

1 tbsp white wine vinegar

Balsamic vinegar 

Cooking Tools

Mixing Bowl 


Whisk all ingredients except Balsamic in a mixing bowl, let set for and hour in room temperature, drizzle on pasta and dollop with some Balsamic vinegar. 

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