Orecchiette & Sausage

Orecchiette & Sausage

Lactose Free Orecchiette & Sausage Recipe
Lactose Free Orecchiette & Sausage

This healthy and delicious pasta dish is made with sweet chicken sausage, fresh vegetables, and chunks of Apollo’s Gift lactose free cheese.

Servings: 4


  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 ounces (about 3 cups) dried orecchiette pasta
  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • 1 bunch spinach or curly kale, stems trimmed and torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 pound precooked Italian chicken sausage, sliced 1-inch thick and cut in pieces
  • 6 Apollo’s Gift lactose free cheese snack sticks, cubed


  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Toss tomatoes on rimmed baking pan with 2 tablespoons olive oil and season to taste with salt and pepper. Roast until golden and collapsed, 20-25 minutes.
  2. Cook orecchiette in large pot of salted boiling water according to package directions.
  3. Meanwhile, heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in large skillet over medium heat; add garlic and cook until sizzling and fragrant, about 1 minute. Remove garlic and add kale to skillet; lower heat and cover. Cook 2 minutes to wilt; stir in cooked, drained pasta, sausage and tomatoes. Heat through.
  4. Remove from heat and gently stir in cheese.

Photo and adapted recipe courtesy of Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin