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  1. Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method -- -- --

  2. 4 tablespoons virgin olive oil

  3. 1 medium onion -- chopped

  4. 1/2" dice

  5. 1/4 pound pancetta -- cut 1/4" dice

  6. 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  7. 2 cups basic tomato sauce -- seenote

  8. 1 pound penne pasta

  9. 2 tablespoons salt

  10. 1/4 pound freshly-grated pecorino cheese

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. * Note: See the "Basic Tomato Sauce" recipe which is included in this collection.

  2. Bring 6 quarts of water to a boil and add 2 tablespoons salt.

  3. In a large 12- to 14-inch sauté pan heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, pancetta and sauté until the onion is translucent and very soft, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add the red pepper flakes and Basic Tomato Sauce and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

  4. Add the penne to the boiling water and cook according to the package directions, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain the pasta in a colander over the sink.

  5. Pour the hot pasta into the sauce pan. Return the pasta mixture to the stove and cook for about 1 minute longer, mixing thoroughly. Pour the pasta into a heated serving dish, sprinkle with lots of grated cheese and serve immediately.

  6. Source: MOLTO MARIO with Mario Batali From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # MB-5648)


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