Recently I have become obsessed with making handmade pasta and sauce on the regular! Once you have the technique down pat, it actually doesn’t take too long to make and results in a meal that is not only delicious but makes you feel extra boujee! Since I am home all day working this year, I often take lunch breaks from work and make myself a bowl of handmade pasta. I find the process of forming each little piece of pasta incredibly relaxing.
Orecchiette, the pasta in this recipe, is one of the easiest shapes of pasta to make. The dough comes together in just a few minutes, and all you need to form it is a clean surface and a knife or bench scraper. It’s easy and quick, which makes it perfect for anyone new to pasta making. I paired it with a cheesy cream sauce full of sautéed garlic and wild mushrooms. I have always had a real love of mushrooms, and assorted wild mushrooms are my favorite because they each have their unique shape and meaty texture. It all comes together into the ultimate cheesy, flavor-packed, and filling bowl of comfort food for this winter season!