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Pasta with Pancetta and Tomato Sauce

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This delicious pasta with pancetta is easy to make and perfect for a weeknight meal. The sauce is made from sautéed onions, crispy pancetta, garlic, and tomatoes. Topped with parmesan and herbs, this dish is versatile (it works with any pasta type), hearty, and perfect for a night when you want to eat a real meal but don’t have hours to cook. 

tomato pasta in a pot

Why You’ll Love this Pasta Recipe

This delicious pasta recipe is warm and comforting. It’s ready in only 30 minutes, but it has a rich depth of flavor. The tomatoes, garlic, and onions are wonderful – but it’s the pancetta that really brings this dish together!


What You’ll Need to Make Pasta with Pancetta and Tomatoes

Here’s what you’ll need to make this pasta:

  • 12 ounces pasta (I used Strozzapreti)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 pound pancetta, diced
  • 1 (28 ounces) can plum tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan
  • Italian parsley or basil, to garnish

How to Make This Pasta Recipe

Here’s all you need to do to make this pasta:

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Then add the garlic and onion and cook for 5 minutes, or until the onion is translucent.
  • Add the pancetta to the onions and let cook until the pancetta is crispy (about 6 minutes), stirring often.
  • Then add the tomatoes to the mixture and use a wooden spoon or potato masher to mash the tomatoes.
  • Let the tomato mixture simmer for 8 minutes, then add the cooked pasta to the sauce and stir to combine.
  • Top with parmesan and herbs before serving.
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I hope you enjoy this delicious recipe because there’s a lot of love about it!


Yield: 6 servings

Pasta with Pancetta and Tomato Sauce

tomato pasta in a pot

This delicious pasta recipe has a rich pancetta tomato sauce.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces pasta (I used Strozzapreti)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 pound pancetta, diced
  • 1 (28 ounce) can plum tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan
  • Italian parsley or basil, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Then add the garlic and onion and cook for 5 minutes, or until the onion is translucent.
  3. Add the pancetta to the onions and let cook until the pancetta is crispy (about 6 minutes), stirring often.
  4. Then add the tomatoes to the mixture and use a wooden spoon or potato masher to mash the tomatoes.
  5. Let the tomato mixture simmer for 8 minutes, then add the cooked pasta to the sauce and stir to combine.
  6. Top with parmesan and herbs before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 344Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 149mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 10g
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