Saturday, October 9, 2010

Pancetta Sausage Bowtie Pasta


It's lunch time!  I decided to stir up a quick pasta dish with the leftover pancetta and tomato basil marinara sauce I had for the pizza I made monday. I gathered up all the ingredients added a few things here and there.  And here's what I came up with:

Pancetta Sausage Bowtie Pasta
Serves 2.

Ingredients:
1 c. bowtie pasta
1/2 t. salt
3-4 T. onion, chopped
1 italian sausage, casing removed
2-3 slices of pancetta, chopped
1 T. garlic
1 T. olive oil
pinch of ground black pepper
1 T. parmesan cheese, grated


Directions:

1.  Boil enough water to cover the pasta.  Once it starts boiling add salt then 1 c. of bowtie pasta.  The box for the bowtie pasta states to cook for 12 minutes.  If you use a different type of pasta cook accordingly to the pasta box or until al dente.

2.  While the pasta is cooking, heat up a skillet over medium heat.  Add 1 T. minced garlic, chopped pancetta and the ground italian sausage (casing removed).  Using a wooden spoon, break apart the italian sausage and cook for 5 minutes.

*Check on the pasta, once it's cooked to al dente drain the water and shock the pasta with cold water.  Drain any excess water.  Set the pasta aside for later.

3.  Add the 3-4 T. of chopped onion into the skillet.  Cook everything together until golden for 3 minutes.

4.  Add the tomato basil marinara sauce.  You can use any tomato based pasta sauce.  Stir in the 1 T. of parmesan cheese, cook for 2 minutes.

5.  Stir in the bowtie pasta into the skillet and mix everything together, cook for 2 minutes stir the pasta and sauce mixture together.

Serve with a little parmesan cheese on top with some garlic bread.

Enjoy!

3 comments:

- susy - said...

MMMmM keep these recipes coming!! I love pancetta too... Dam, you keep hitting my soft spots: prosciutto, pancetta.. *drool*

animekrazyidiot said...

Oh~. I'm going to try this tonight!

Kim said...

Hi anime! I hope you like it! Thanks for dropping by! :)

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