Thursday, June 5, 2014

Pioneer Woman's Pancetta Pasta with Leeks

Here's the proof that I actually did cook once or twice during my first and second trimesters...

The first time I ever cooked with leeks was using another Pioneer Woman recipe and the first time I used them, I used them completely wrong. Now that I know how to use them I love them so when I saw another one of PW's recipes with leeks I was sold.

What you need:
12 oz. bow tie pasta
3 oz. chopped Pancetta (or thinly sliced bacon)
3 whole leeks, thinly sliced
1 Tablespoon butter
1/2 cup Dry White Wine
1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
Shaved Parmesan cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste

Steps:
Cook pasta and set aside (reserve 1/2 cup pasta water in case needed later)

Saute the chopped pancetta until it starts to brown then add the sliced leeks and butter and cook for 8 minutes
After pancetta and leeks have cooked for 8-10 minutes add the white wine and cook 1-2 minutes

Reduce heat to low then add in the heavy whipping cream

Stir in salt and pepper and parmesan

Toss these ingredients in with the cooked pasta adding a little pasta water if needed
Top with Parmesan and eat warm! Yum!

Original recipe found here!

10 comments:

Kristin said...

Omigosh this looks amazing! I could eat pasta every single day!

Susannah said...

Oh my stinking goodness, this sounds beyond amazing!

Erin LFF said...

YUM!!!! :) I'll be over for a bowl of this ASAP!

Mimsie said...

Now I'm hungry. Mmmmm.

Meg Henning said...

who doesn't love a pioneer woman recipe?? they are sooo good

Kayla MKOY said...

I really need to get a book of hers!!! Looks yummy!!

Jayda said...

Oh my goodness, this sounds SO good!! I love the Pioneer Woman...none of her recipes have ever disappointed me. I've never used leeks before...I always replace them with green onions, because I'm scared of them for some reason. They look really good and not scary in your pictures though!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Oh my, that looks delicious!

Anne said...

Well, yum - can't go wrong with pancetta!

Jenna Griffin said...

Making this asap!!