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Tomato Bliss Pancetta Pasta


chicago creative-in-residence
30 mins
Serves 4

Chicago Creative-in-Residence, Laura Scherb, makes a fast and fabulous Pancetta Pasta with her finds from L&M Fine Foods. 

  • Step 1

    Prepare the pasta and set aside, reserving about a cup of pasta water. 

  • Step 2

    In a large pan over medium heat, cook the pancetta until browned. Using a slotted spoon, remove from pan and set aside. If you're vegetarian, simply skip this step and proceed to cooking the garlic!

  • Step 3

    Add the olive oil to the pan, and cook the garlic over a medium-low heat until lightly browned and fragrant. 

  • Step 4

    Add the Tomato Bliss Heirloom tomatoes and the reserved pasta water, and cook until slightly reduced. 

  • Step 5

    Add the cooked pasta to the pan, and cook for a few moments to allow the sauce to stick to the pasta. 

  • Step 6

    Add the grated parmesan cheese and the pancetta, if you are using it, and then serve.

Ingredient list

  • 1
    lb. pasta, cooked and drained, some water reserved
  • 1/4
    lb pancetta, diced (omit for vegetarian)
  • 1
    Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3
    cloves of garlic, sliced
  • 1
    16 oz jar of Tomato Bliss Heirloom Tomatoes
  • 1/2
    cup of grated parmesan cheese