Tagliatelli With Chestnuts, Pancetta, and Sage
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- 3 ounces pancetta, chopped (Italian unsmoked cured bacon)
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh sage
- 8 ounces bottled peeled roasted whole chestnuts, coarsely crumbled
- 8 ounces dried flat egg pasta such as tagliatelle pasta noodles or 8 ounces fettuccine
- 1 cup finely grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 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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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
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