Pasta Pancetta Recipe

"A delicious pasta dish that takes so little time to make. Using Italian bacon (pancetta) gives it a unique flavour and texture. Sure to impress any guest. Will easily serve 4-6. Increase quantities to taste and it will serve as many as you like."


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  • 5 shallots, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 6 ounces pancetta bacon, diced
  • 2 cups fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 2 pinches freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 pinches dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 (12 ounce) package linguine pasta
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
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    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. In a large skillet, cook pancetta in oil until just beginning to brown. Stir in shallots, garlic, and mushrooms: cook for one minute. Season with pepper and oregano, and pour in chicken broth. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat , and simmer for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cover, and continue to simmer for 5 to 7 minutes.
    3. Strain liquid from pan into cooked linguine, and add olive oil. Toss to coat. Divide pasta onto individual serving plates, and top with equal portions of pancetta and mushrooms. Garnish with freshly grated Parmesan.

    Nutrition Facts

    Per Serving: 477 calories;25 g fat;50.1 g carbohydrates;15.2 g protein;25 mg cholesterol;345 mg sodium.Full nutrition
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