Pasta With Pancetta and Tomato Sauce - Giada De Laurentiis

Recipe by rosewater
READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Add the pancetta to a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add olive oil and saute until golden, say 8 minutes. (Suggestion: If using lean ham, add 1/2 tsp black pepper and 1/2 tsp sweet paprika).
  • Add the onion and saute till tender for 5 minutes. Season with salt.
  • Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and saute until fragrant for about 30 seconds.
  • Stir in the tomato puree.
  • Simmer uncovered over medium-low heat until the sauce thickens slightly and the flavors blend, about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, boil the pasta according to directions.
  • Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.
  • Toss the linguine with the sauce in the skillet, adding some of the reserved cooking liquid until the pasta is moist but being careful not to dilute the sauce.
  • Toss with the cheese.
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