Penne with Pancetta

Penne with Pancetta


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You can find pancetta at any good Italian deli, try not to substitute as it makes the dish. If you like spice, add a dash or two of chilli flakes.

Rick Naylor

Serves: 4 

  • 500g penne
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 125g thinly sliced pancetta, chopped
  • 1/3 cup (85ml) vodka
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) thickened cream
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato pasta sauce
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large frypan over medium heat. Add pancetta and saute until lightly browned. Add vodka and stir until it is reduced by half, about 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in tomato pasta sauce and cream. Simmer uncovered for 10 to 12 minutes. Stir every few minutes.
  3. Stir in pasta and heat through. Serve with Parmesan cheese.

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