Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon
YieldsServes 4Total Time30 mins
AuthorJane Ingraham, San Marcos, CA,
This simple penne pasta dish features pancetta, diced tomatoes, red chile flakes, and parmesan cheese.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.

Step 2
2

Cook pancetta in a large frying pan over medium-high heat until partly translucent. Spoon off most of drippings. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring often, until browned, 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients except parmesan and cook over high heat until juices have reduced by half, about 10 minutes. Add pasta, stir to coat, and transfer to a bowl. Sprinkle with parmesan.

Step 3
3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ingredients

 8 ounces penne pasta
 4 ounces pancetta or good-quality bacon, cubed
 1 cup chopped onion
 1 tablespoon minced garlic
 1 large can (28 oz.) diced tomatoes
 1 teaspoon kosher salt
 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
 1 teaspoon red chile flakes
 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Directions

Step 1
1

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.

Step 2
2

Cook pancetta in a large frying pan over medium-high heat until partly translucent. Spoon off most of drippings. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring often, until browned, 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients except parmesan and cook over high heat until juices have reduced by half, about 10 minutes. Add pasta, stir to coat, and transfer to a bowl. Sprinkle with parmesan.

Step 3
3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

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