Linguini with Pancetta and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Linguini with Pancetta and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Chris left for Michigan yesterday to visit his family.  The night before he left, I wanted to make him something delicious but quick for dinner.  This pasta hit all the right spot.  It’s tasty, pretty and filling! We paired this pasta dish with a glass of Chardonnay.  It was the perfect meal together.  Love you honey! Will have another yummy meal for you when you come home. xoxo!

Linguini with Pancetta and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound of thickly sliced pancetta, cubed
  • olive oil for cooking
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup of white wine (I used a Chardonnay)
  • 1/2 cup of oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, julienne
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, shredded
  • 1 (16 ounce) package of linguini, cooked to al dente and drizzled with olive oil so it doesn’t stick; save ~1/4 cup of pasta water before draining
  • 1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese, plus extra to sprinkle on top

Linguini with Pancetta and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Preparation:

In a large skillet over medium high heat add pancetta and olive oil to the pan and cook until brown.  Using a slotted spoon, transfer pancetta to a plate and set aside.

In the same skillet over medium high heat add olive oil (if needed), onion and garlic.  Cook until chopped onions are softened.  Lightly season with salt and pepper (Don’t over season as the pancetta will have plenty of salt).  Pour wine into the pan and let it bubble and reduce.  About 2 minutes.  Add sun-dried tomatoes, basil and pancetta.  Stir to combine and turn the heat off.  Add linguini and grated parmesan cheese.  Toss pasta to combine and then add a bit of pasta water to bind everything.  At this point the pasta is ready.  Check for seasoning before serving.  Add additional fresh basil and grated parmesan cheese on top if desired.

Adapted from Food & Wine

Linguini with Pancetta and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
 

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52 thoughts on “Linguini with Pancetta and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

    • Oddly, it has been a weird May here in the U.S. Hot, cold, hot –it really can’t make up its mind! Chris will be home in no time. Got things to keep me busy in the meantime, family, friend and neighbors. 🙂

  1. This looks lovely. My “cat” was just dropped off at the airport so this mouse has an entire weekend to play. Hope you enjoy your me time 🙂

  2. I’ve eaten dinner and had snacks and dessert but now I am craving this pasta! It looks just scrumptious! I love pancetta and this is just the kind of pasta dish I love. The linguine looks perfectly al dente!

  3. Thank you sweetie! This was a great meal to remember you by. 🙂 The linguine *was* perfectly al dente. I can’t wait to come home and see what you have in store. Love, Chris

  4. Oh, so perfect! Pasta hold a very special place in my heart. I would want to go home as soon as I can in I had this waiting for me at home. 🙂 Hope you enjoy your alone girl time.

  5. Lucky man THE Mr Chris…..Anne , Nice combination with pancetta and sun dried tomate,THE all right choose for quickly and delicious,keep some for me im on THE way…..:)

  6. This is a wonderful dish, Anne, very flavorful and ready in minutes. I know because I make something very similar. In WInter I use sun-dried tomatoes and in Summer I use fresh. I’m sure your DH really appreciated his farewell dinner.

  7. I know this is a big hit! I make a similar pasta and the guys can’t get enough of it. The sun dried tomatoes give it such a robust flavor! Hope Chris has a safe travels to Michigan. My hubby is a Michigan Native too! So many things to love there!

  8. I love sun dried tomato. This Linguini with Pancetta and Sun-Dried Tomatoes is definitely a lovely meal to share and enjoy especially on the weekday. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

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