Pasta Vecchia Napoli (Tomato Sauce With Smoked Pancetta)

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Recipe: #40605

May 04, 2023

Categories: Tomato,

"I found this on Deborah Mele's italian food site, i have had this before in Cortona and it is delicious. If you can't find smoked pancetta then use proscuitto or something that gives a smoky flavor."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (446.6 g)
  • Calories 833.8
  • Total Fat - 34.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 12.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 70.1 mg
  • Sodium - 722.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 115.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 17.5 g
  • Sugars - 11.9 g
  • Protein - 22.3 g
  • Calcium - 103.1 mg
  • Iron - 6.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 39.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a heavy saucepan, heat the oil and add the pancetta.

Step 2

Cook until the pancetta is lightly brown and beginning to crisp. Add the onions and cook until the onions are soft and translucent.

Step 3

Add the zucchini and cook until tender crisp.

Step 4

Next add the garlic and cook only until it begins to sizzle.

Step 5

Add the tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper and cook for ten minutes.

Step 6

Add the cream and mix well.

Step 7

Keep the sauce warm over low heat.

Step 8

Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling, salted water until it is al dente.

Step 9

Drain, and toss the pasta with the sauce and fresh parsley.


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