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Spaghetti con prezzemolo e pancetta

This spaghetti with parsley and pancetta is a fast and easy classic Italian recipe which can be made in around 10 minutes. Perfect for a mid week meal in these shorter, cooler days.


Recipe

  • Serves 4
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • Shallots – 80g/3oz
  • Garlic – 1 clove
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Pancetta – 160g/5.6oz cubed
  • Spaghetti – 350g/12oz
  • Parsley – 20g/0.7oz roughly chopped
  • Dried chilli flakes – 1 tbls
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning
Shallots – 80g/3oz Garlic – 1 clove Extra virgin olive oil Pancetta – 160g/5.6oz cubed Spaghetti – 350g/12oz Parsley – 20g/0.7oz roughly chopped Dried chilli flakes – 1 tbls Salt and pepper for seasoning

Method

  • Finely chop the shallots and garlic. Fry in a good drizzle of olive oil and after a minute add the pancetta. Once the pancetta starts to colour, add the chilli, season with salt and pepper and cook for a couple more minutes.
  • Cook the spaghetti in plenty of boiling salted water. Once it’s ready, drain and add to the pancetta. Mix in the chopped parsley and serve with a generous grating of parmesan cheese.