Chris left for Michigan yesterday to visit his family. The night before he left, I wanted to make him something delicious but quick for dinner. This pasta hit all the right spot. It’s tasty, pretty and filling! We paired this pasta dish with a glass of Chardonnay. It was the perfect meal together. Love you honey! Will have another yummy meal for you when you come home. xoxo!
- 1/2 pound of thickly sliced pancetta, cubed
- olive oil for cooking
- 1 sweet onion, chopped
- 4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
- salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup of white wine (I used a Chardonnay)
- 1/2 cup of oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, julienne
- 1/4 cup fresh basil, shredded
- 1 (16 ounce) package of linguini, cooked to al dente and drizzled with olive oil so it doesn’t stick; save ~1/4 cup of pasta water before draining
- 1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese, plus extra to sprinkle on top
In a large skillet over medium high heat add pancetta and olive oil to the pan and cook until brown. Using a slotted spoon, transfer pancetta to a plate and set aside.
In the same skillet over medium high heat add olive oil (if needed), onion and garlic. Cook until chopped onions are softened. Lightly season with salt and pepper (Don’t over season as the pancetta will have plenty of salt). Pour wine into the pan and let it bubble and reduce. About 2 minutes. Add sun-dried tomatoes, basil and pancetta. Stir to combine and turn the heat off. Add linguini and grated parmesan cheese. Toss pasta to combine and then add a bit of pasta water to bind everything. At this point the pasta is ready. Check for seasoning before serving. Add additional fresh basil and grated parmesan cheese on top if desired.
Adapted from Food & Wine
52 thoughts on “Linguini with Pancetta and Sun-Dried Tomatoes”
Haven’t had sun-dried tomatoes in ages. Must get a jar in for summer! What am I saying, it’s so cold I’m wearing five layers
Hope you’ll have plenty of friends around to keep you company.
Oddly, it has been a weird May here in the U.S. Hot, cold, hot –it really can’t make up its mind! Chris will be home in no time. Got things to keep me busy in the meantime, family, friend and neighbors. 🙂
This looks lovely. My “cat” was just dropped off at the airport so this mouse has an entire weekend to play. Hope you enjoy your me time 🙂
Thanks Cam! You’re hilarious… 😀 I have plenty to keep me busy. Hope you are enjoying your time as well. 😉
This looks delicious! Beautiful pictures, too.
I’ve eaten dinner and had snacks and dessert but now I am craving this pasta! It looks just scrumptious! I love pancetta and this is just the kind of pasta dish I love. The linguine looks perfectly al dente!
Thank you sweetie! This was a great meal to remember you by. 🙂 The linguine *was* perfectly al dente. I can’t wait to come home and see what you have in store. Love, Chris
Oh, so perfect! Pasta hold a very special place in my heart. I would want to go home as soon as I can in I had this waiting for me at home. 🙂 Hope you enjoy your alone girl time.
I’m starving as I type this…. I wish I had a HUGE dish of this right now. It looks sooo good !
Ooo this looks wonderful!
Sounds and looks delicious. Lucky Chris 🙂 !!!!
Lucky man THE Mr Chris…..Anne , Nice combination with pancetta and sun dried tomate,THE all right choose for quickly and delicious,keep some for me im on THE way…..:)
I agree Massi, I am a VERY lucky man. 🙂
Oh Boy! I wonder what you are cooking for him when he returns. This pasta dish is so inviting, he will be dreaming about coming home to your delicious home cooking! 😀
This is a great weekday meal. So fast and easy and most things we already have in our pantry. Wishing you a super weekend. Take Care, BAM
I can almost taste sunshine in this dish – what a great recipe!
What a lovely dish Anne! It looks so full of flavour. Delicious 🙂
Thanks Claire! Always a pleasure to hear fro you. 🙂
Such a satisfying and flavourful pasta dish!
i love this recipe so much! its so difficult to get Pancetta over here but i’ll keep searching.
OMG, this is quick, easy and I have everything in my pantry right now! Absolutely the kind of pasta I love to eat. And a crowd pleaser.
Thank you for stopping by my blog! I love everything thing I’ve seen on yours thus far! This looks delicious! 🙂
Yum, looks SO good!
What a beautiful linguine dish! I love sun dried tomatoes and know my family would enjoy this a lot!
Simple and tasty! Great combination of flavors & textures in this pasta. YUM.
This pasta looks so delicious!
This looks like a great meal!! I love pancetta in pasta dishes
What a tasty idea with the pancetta in this dish with the pasta! You always make your dishes just jump out right onto the screen…it’s like it’s 3D! Always beautiful…and definitely mouth watering!
What a tasty idea with the pancetta in this dish with the pasta! You always make your dishes just jump out right onto the screen…it’s like it’s 3D! Always beautiful…and definitely mouth watering! (=
This sounds so delicious! Love pancetta and sun dried tomatoes. Gotta whip this up soon!
This looks like a great meal, especially that I’m a big fan of Pancetta (nom nom nom). Going to try this with some vegetable variations.. thank you!
And now I’m hungry!
Such vibrant colours in this dish, quick and tasty!
This is a wonderful dish, Anne, very flavorful and ready in minutes. I know because I make something very similar. In WInter I use sun-dried tomatoes and in Summer I use fresh. I’m sure your DH really appreciated his farewell dinner.
Beautiful dish Anne!
I know this is a big hit! I make a similar pasta and the guys can’t get enough of it. The sun dried tomatoes give it such a robust flavor! Hope Chris has a safe travels to Michigan. My hubby is a Michigan Native too! So many things to love there!
Have oven-dried heirloom tomatoes (from my garden last year) in my freezer. Just need to get pancetta when I go shopping and this dish will be on my table.
This looks like the perfect going away meal! Yum!
I’m sure your boy was quite happy to eat this before he left! Way to send him off with a full and content belly.
you’ve gathered all of my favourite ingredient!!!
now i’m hungry…
This looks fantastic Anne! Love sun-dried tomato pasta dishes! Great going away meal! Yum!
I love sun dried tomato. This Linguini with Pancetta and Sun-Dried Tomatoes is definitely a lovely meal to share and enjoy especially on the weekday. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.
sounds and looks gorgeous. what a nice meal!
Ok this is exactly what I want for dinner tonight. 🙂 I love sun dried tomato anything!
This pasta is gorgeous! I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of different pasta dishes! I love the sun-dried tomatoes in here!
Anne – this looks insanely delicious.. love the addition of the wine. HOw nice of you to make your hubby a gourmet meal before he left, who cares if it was quick, it’s the thought. 🙂
Couldn’t wish for more :the perfect dish for pasta lovers as we are!
Thank you for sharing.
I love pancetta, prosciutto – any type of “finer” bacon will do! 🙂 Plus sun-dried tomatoes! Oh mine, this is my favorite type of pasta!
My husband’s specialty is pasta with pancetta. We’ll have to give your recipe a try!
You can’t go wrong with pancetta and sun dried tomatoes 🙂