Main Dish

Pasta Pancetta

Pasta Pancetta
Recipe type: Main
  • 1 pkg. cheese tortellini
  • 4-5 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ¼ tsp. red pepper flake
  • 4 Tbsp. fresh parsley
  • 6-8 oz. bacon, cooked
  • ½-⅔ can chicken broth
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1½ cup mozzarella cheese
  • ½ tsp. Black pepper
  1. Bring 4-5 quarts of water to a boil and add tortellini.
  2. Cook until done, about 8 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet until hot.
  4. Add garlic, red pepper flakes, and parsley.
  5. Cook until the garlic browns and softens, about 2 minutes.
  6. Crush up bacon and add to olive oil mixture.
  7. Add chicken brother and bring to a boil.
  8. Simmer until the broth reduces by half.
  9. In a separate bowl, combine egg yolks, mozzarella, and pepper.
  10. Add ¼ cup of the pasta water, whisking to avoid curdling the egg.
  11. Drain pasta and add to olive oil mixture, stirring to coat.
  12. Remove from heat, and then stir in egg mixture.
  13. Sprinkle with more parsley and serve.