Go Meatless with this great bowl of pasta that’s full of flavor and spice. Takes 25 minutes. Makes 4 servings.
Preheat toaster oven or regular oven to 350°. Spread the walnuts in a pie plate and toast for about 3 minutes, until fragrant. Be very careful as they burn easily if not watched. Let cool, then chop.
In a non-stick skillet, over medium heat, sauté Gardein Beefless Ground over medium heat until browned and heated through, about 4 to 5 minutes. Set aside.
In a large skillet, heat the oil. Add the garlic, orange zest, chilis and toasted walnuts and cook over low heat until fragrant, 2 minutes. Add cooked GardeinTM Beefless Ground. Season with salt and stir in the parsley. Add the Red Crushed pepper, tasting as you go along. Set aside.
In a pot of boiling salted water, cook the orecchiette per package instructions. Reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water and drain the pasta. Add the orecchiette and reserved water to the first skillet and simmer until the liquid is just absorbed, 2 minutes. Toss the pasta. Transfer it to individual bowls and sprinkle with the cheese. Serve.