Orecchiette with Roasted Peppers, Arugula, and Tomatoes

  • NCKristen Posted: 06/17/10
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    Loved this recipe! The vinaigrette was so tasty and a nice change from the usual pasta sauces. Only changes I made were adding some turkey sausage and a handful of fresh basil I needed to use up. Next time, I will probably make a tad more vinaigrette, but that's the only thing I'll change.

  • skspillman Posted: 08/01/10
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    This was delicious! I couldn't find orecchiette, so I used gnocchi. I added two lbs. of seared smoked turkey sausage to the mixture and substituted spinach for arugula. I will definitely make this again.

  • lhansen Posted: 06/02/10
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    I enjoyed the recipe immediately after making. The family did not like, though. It was a bit bland.

  • mjmacrae Posted: 06/08/10
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    This was delicious! I'll definitely make it again. I substituted whole wheat orecchiette for the extra fiber and my family didn't notice. I chopped up whole roasted peppers from a jar to make the prep easier. I didn't have arugula on hand so I used about half a bag of a pre-washed baby lettuce blend, which included arugula, spinach, and others. I used grape tomatoes instead of cherry. I lightly sauteed all of the garlic so it wouldn't have too much bite. I didn't have herbs de provence on hand, so I threw in a handful of fresh basil instead. And lastly I crumbled some bacon on top to make it more appealing to the menfolk. The only thing I might change next time is to reduce the sugar slightly. It was delicious, came together really quickly, and I am already looking forward to making it again.

  • AlyandDrew Posted: 05/29/10
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    Perfect! I used regular tomatoes and this came out fine - probably a bit juicier but that's ok with me. I also substituted arugula for regular salad I had on hand. It was a bit time consuming but if you have no distractions this is easy to make.

  • ThereseK Posted: 05/16/10
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    I just finished making this. It's easy and very light and tasty. I found my husband eating it out of the bowl while it was cooling. It's a great dish for lunch or dinner and would work well with meats at a BBQ. Also, I could not find orecchiette at any stores nearby, so I used bowties (whole wheat).

  • Brie30 Posted: 08/11/10
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    Delicious. Great dish for the summer. I made this last night when I didn't have anything defrosted for dinner. I made this exactly as directed except I added some kalamata olives (sliced in 1/2). My husband raved! Nice and colorful presentation. Very tasty!!

  • Mleigh Posted: 04/18/11
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    This was a really flavorful dish. I liked the addition of the herbes de provence and the vibrant flavor of the roasted peppers. I used a red pepper because that is what I had on hand. I also allowed the arugula to wilt a little bit. Forgot to halve the cherry tomatoes but it didn't seem to make too much of a difference.

  • ChefAmandaLynn Posted: 06/23/12
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    My husband didn't seem to mind there was no meat, and we all really enjoyed this. I used chopped heirloom tomatos in place of grape tomatos. The vinaigrette was great even substituting italian seasoning for herbs de provence.

  • TCMorgan Posted: 06/30/13
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    I couldn't find the pasta so I substituted cheese tortellini. It was fantastic!

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