Potato and Zucchini Orecchiette Pasta

Potato and Zucchini Orecchiette Pasta

  • PREP TIME: 10 min
  • COOK TIME: 15 min
  • Serves: 6

Potato and Zucchini Orecchiette Pasta

  • PREP TIME: 10 min
  • COOK TIME: 15 min
  • Serves: 6

PAIR WITH

Availability varies by market

Granville Island Brewing Island Lager

or other BRIGHT & BALANCED beers

The citric notes of the Granville Island Lager balance the starchiness from the potatoes and the pasta nicely.  The dry finish keeps this pairing nice and clean.

LEARN MORE IN BEER 101

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 large Yukon potato, peeled and cut into 2 centimeter cubes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 medium zucchini (about 600g total), trimmed and cut into 2 centimeter dice
  • 500g dried orechiette pasta
  • 3 tbsp. (45ml) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. (5g) chopped basil
  • ½ cup (120g) freshly grated Parmesan
  • 3 tbsp. (45ml) extra virgin olive oil

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil.
  • Add potatoes to boiling water and boil for 3 minutes. Add zucchini and pasta and boil until pasta is al dente.
  • Reserve 1/2 cup cooking liquid then drain pasta and vegetables in a colander.
  • In a bowl, gently toss pasta and vegetables with oil, reserved cooking liquid, and Parmesan.
  • Season with additional salt and pepper and top with more Parmesan.

Granville Island Brewing Island Lager
Availability varies by market
  • STYLE:Lager
  • ABV:5.0%
  • TASTE:Light and malty with hints of grassy hop aromas and a crisp hoppy bitterness.

PAIR WITH

Granville Island Brewing Island Lager

or other BRIGHT & BALANCED beers

The citric notes of the Granville Island Lager balance the starchiness from the potatoes and the pasta nicely.  The dry finish keeps this pairing nice and clean.

LEARN MORE IN BEER 101

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 large Yukon potato, peeled and cut into 2 centimeter cubes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 medium zucchini (about 600g total), trimmed and cut into 2 centimeter dice
  • 500g dried orechiette pasta
  • 3 tbsp. (45ml) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. (5g) chopped basil
  • ½ cup (120g) freshly grated Parmesan
  • 3 tbsp. (45ml) extra virgin olive oil

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil.
  • Add potatoes to boiling water and boil for 3 minutes. Add zucchini and pasta and boil until pasta is al dente.
  • Reserve 1/2 cup cooking liquid then drain pasta and vegetables in a colander.
  • In a bowl, gently toss pasta and vegetables with oil, reserved cooking liquid, and Parmesan.
  • Season with additional salt and pepper and top with more Parmesan.