Hearty ZENB Penne with Pancetta & Tomatoes
PREP TIME 5 minutes
COOK TIME 20 minutes
Serving Size: 469g
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ZENB Penne Pasta
This chef-crafted recipe brings to life a flavorful version of a classic Italian pasta dish. Using ZENB Penne Pasta, this dish delivers a good source of fiber and stays low in calories. Taking only 25 minutes to make, this recipe combines convenience with elevated taste appeal.
- 1 box (12 ounces) ZENB Penne Pasta made from 100% Yellow Peas, uncooked
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 ounces pancetta, cut into ½ inch cubes
- 1 small red onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, sliced 1 can (28 ounces) crushed San Marzano tomatoes
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/3 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
- 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
- ground black pepper
Cook ZENB Pasta 2 minutes less than directed on package. Reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water; drain.2.
Meanwhile, heat oil, pancetta, onion and garlic in large skillet on medium heat. Cook 4-6 minutes, stirring occasionally until onions are translucent. Stir in reserved pasta water, tomatoes, salt and pepper flakes; bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 8-10 minutes while scraping up the browned bits on bottom of pan until sauce is slightly thickened. Stir in pasta; cook 1-2 minutes, until pasta is tender.3.
Remove pan from heat; add cheese and vinegar. Mix gently until cheese is melted and well combined. Garnish with freshly ground black pepper before serving.
For 2 servings, this recipe can easily be cut in half.
This dish is a flavorful version of classic Italian pasta all’ Amatriciana. The Italian original utilizes guanciale, or salt-cured pork jowl, instead of pancetta. Pancetta is a cured, unsmoked pork belly. It is usually available near the specialty cheeses in the refrigerated deli section of the grocery store.
Chopped bacon would be a great substitute for the pancetta.
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