Cook the orecchiette in boiling salted water for approx. 7 mins. until just al dente, drain and reserve 100 ml of the cooking water.
Heat the oil in a frying pan, sauté the onion and bacon for approx. 5 mins. Add the cabbage, season with salt, stir fry for approx. 10 mins. Pour in the cooking water and single cream, mix, add the pasta, cover and simmer for approx. 5 mins., stirring occasionally, season with salt.