How to Make Spicy Pancetta Pasta
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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 20mins
Serves or Makes: 4-6


  • 8 ounces diced pancetta
  • 6 thinly sliced garlic cloves
  • 2 thinly sliced red chiles, such as Fresno
  • 1 (28 ounce) can Crushed Tuttorosso Tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can Diced Tuttorosso Tomatoes
  • 6 sprigs thyme, tied together with butcher’s twine
  • 1 (3 inch) Parmesan rind
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 pound dry spaghetti or bucatini
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan, plus more for garnish


  • Step 1

    Add pancetta to a medium Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring often, until golden and the fat has rendered, 5-7 minutes. Add garlic and chile, then cook until fragrant and golden, 1-2 minutes. Stir in both cans of tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Submerge thyme sprigs and Parmesan rind in the sauce, then cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly reduced, 10 minutes. Season with salt.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente. Drain, reserving ½ cup of pasta water, then add both to the simmering sauce, tossing with the grated Parmesan to coat. Adjust for seasoning.

  • Step 3

    Divide between bowls and garnish with more grated Parmesan, then serve.