Orecchiette Pasta with Margherita® Genoa Salami


Thinly-sliced strips of Margherita® Genoa salami, roasted garlic, baby spinach and fresh basil create an unforgettable orecchiette pasta dish.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • ¼ cup garlic cloves

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 16 ounces dry orecchiette pasta (or penne pasta)

  • ¼ pound Margherita® Genoa Salami, sliced thin, julienned

  • 2 large red bell peppers, roasted, skinned, cored, and cut into strips

  • 8 ounces fresh baby spinach

  • ¼ cup toasted pine nuts (Optional)

  • 2 leaves fresh basil, julienned

  • ¼ cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano

  • Fresh ground black pepper to taste


  1. In a small pot place 1/4 cup whole peeled garlic cloves. Cover with extra virgin olive oil and cook on low heat until garlic becomes soft and cooked through. Set aside to cool, retain olive oil.

  2. Bring a pot of lightly salted water to boil and cook orecchiette pasta until al dente. Reserve approximately 1/4 cup of the pasta water to add to the end of step 3. Drain pasta and cool in cold water, then set aside.

  3. In a large saute pan, heat garlic oil from roasted garlic. Add Margherita® Genoa salami and brown slightly. Add peppers, spinach, roasted garlic, and half of the toasted pine nuts and continue to cook until spinach is wilted. Add cooked pasta and reserved pasta water, fresh basil and toss, continue to saute until pasta is hot and ready to serve.

  4. Place pasta on plates or serving bowl, sprinkle with grated Romano cheese, black pepper and top with remaining pine nuts.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

665 Calories
19g Fat
99g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 665
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 293mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 99g 36%
Dietary Fiber 9g 31%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 123mg 617%
Calcium 100mg 8%
Iron 7mg 36%
Potassium 699mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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