Quail With Pasta Recipe

Quail with pasta

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You can find my quail with pasta recipe in this post.

You need a quail sauce and triggered quail for this dish.

As a rule, this pasta is a second-day dish for me to use up leftovers.

Many years ago I cooked this pasta dish just after Christmas for the staff party.

Once the sauce is cooked and the quail are prepared, this dish is a quick success.

Have fun and good luck!

1. Recipe Quail With Pasta

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Quail With Pasta

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 4
Calories 519
Total Time 45 Min.
Preparation Time 15 Min.
Cook Time 0 Min.

Easy instructions for preparing pasta with poultry. Fine leftover food for quail, pigeon, duck, goose and turkey.

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Quail with pasta
Quail with Pasta Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


8 Pieces Quails Quails ingredient wild fowl (Fried)
500 ml Quail Sauce
4 tsp cowberries
120 g grated parmesan
1/2 Bunch basil fresh (Or parsley)
primal salt
black ground pepper
Cayenne pepper
brown cane sugar


Goose legs recipe image
Goose Legs Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt

Leftover tip

Make a note of this dish to use up leftovers.

Ideal when there is leftover meat and gravy:

Roast goose and goose sauce


goose legs


Roast duck legs and roast duck


Thanksgiving Turkey and roll roast turkey

Spiced quail
Spiced quail in a pot

Prepare poultry

Prepare Roasted quail whole or heat the already roasted quail in the oven.

Triggered and prepared quail
Triggered and prepared quail

Trigger poultry

Alternatively, trigger the quails and prepare them for roasting.

cooking spaghetti
cooking spaghetti

Cook noodles

Cook the pasta.

–> Boil a pot with water.

-> Add salt.

–> Add olive oil according to personal taste.

–> Insert the pasta and cook al dente.


Gluten-free pasta is less sticky when cooked with oil.

Roast quail breast
Roast quail breast

Fry poultry

Season the quail breasts and drumsticks with salt and pepper.

Heat a pan and fry the quail pieces skin side down in a little sunflower oil.

Allow the meat to fry over a reduced heat and place in the oven at 100°C.


Prepare herbs

Lay out the basil or parsley and pluck finely.

Chervil would be another variant.

I only had basil in the house around the holidays.

Finely grate the parmesan
Finely grated Parmesan on the cutting board.

Prepare cheese

Finely or large grate the Parmesan cheese and set aside.

Cranberry compote in a glass
I will show you how to cook cranberries step by step in this recipe with lots of photos.

Prepare compote

Prepare cranberries from the jar or home-made cranberry compote.

Cooked spaghetti
Boiled spaghetti on a colander.

Drain pasta

Drain the noodles into a colander and shake well to dry.

Arrange the noodles on warmed plates.

Mix quail sauce
Mix the quail sauce with the hand blender

Prepare sauce

Bring the quail sauce to the boil, season with salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and a little sugar to taste.

Mix or mount the sauce with cold butter and prepare for serving.

Quail with pasta
Quail with Pasta Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


Arrange the chicken pieces on the pasta.

Drizzle the pasta dish with the sauce.

Add the herbs, cranberries and parmesan.

Serve quickly!

I wish you a good appetite!


2. Nutrition Facts And Calories

3. Eating Leftovers Quail With Pasta And Variants

You can easily modify this recipe for other poultry dishes.

The noodles with meat from duck legs and roast duck taste really great.

You can also use leftover meat from turkey and roast turkey as well as the sauce that has been boiled down.

Pigeons and pigeon jus are also a great twist on this dish.

Deboned meat from roast goose or goose legs and goose sauce taste fantastic with the noodles.

Optionally, you can use tagliatelle instead of spaghetti.

I cooked the dish shortly after Christmas, the pantry was already a bit empty 🙂

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