Tagliatelli With Chestnuts, Pancetta, and Sage

"This is from epicurious. Easy to make but tastes like more effort went into it. This is a "company is coming for dinner" standby because it looks fancy and tastes fancy, but does not take fancy time to complete. I usually sub dried sage and parsley in mine, but I do not measure it. I just dump some in. This will come together fast. Cooking time includes boiling pasta, prep time does not."
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  • Cook pancetta in oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat, stirring frequently, until beginning to brown, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until beginning to brown, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add garlic and 1 tablespoon sage and cook, stirring, 1 minute.
  • Stir in chestnuts and remove from heat.
  • Cook pasta in a 6- to 8-quart pot of boiling salted water according to package directions. Reserve 1 1/2 cups cooking water, then drain pasta in a colander and add to pancetta mixture in skillet.
  • Add 1 cup reserved cooking water along with cheese and butter and cook, tossing constantly, over high heat until pasta is well coated (add more reserved water if necessary), about 1 minute.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and serve sprinkled with parsley and remaining tablespoon sage.

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  1. Awesome! Easy to make, elegant and extremely delicious, a perfect recipe. I used turkey bacon because DH can't have pork, and pecorino because I can't have cow's milk cheese. Also I used gluten free pasta. I will definitely make this again! Thanks for sharing :)<br/>Made for Making over Fall Favorites / Diabetes Forum
  2. Incredible! Pasta is my favorite food and this dish just took place at the top of my list. I can't believe I MADE something so delicious! I did have trouble finding the chestnuts but I am glad I went through the trouble to locate them (they had them at Whole Foods). Thanks SarahBeth!
  3. This is a good one to make if you're having a bad day and need to feel good about yourself. After the first bite, you'll be screaming, "HOLY CRAP I AM AWESOME!!!!!" It's *that* good. And really easy.


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