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Recipe of the Day: Jimmy Fallon’s Penne With Pancetta

One of talk show host Jimmy Fallon’s favorite dishes is Penne With Pancetta, Onion and Tomato.
One of talk show host Jimmy Fallon’s favorite dishes is Penne With Pancetta, Onion and Tomato. Food.com

JIMMY FALLON’S PENNE WITH PANCETTA, ONION AND TOMATO

This is a favorite pasta dish of Late Night host Jimmy Fallon from Boston-based chef Michael Schlow.

8 ounces penne

1⁄4 cup olive oil

1 small garlic clove, sliced thin

1⁄2 cup diced pancetta or 1⁄2 cup bacon, cooked but not drained

1⁄2 cup thin sliced onion

1 pinch chopped fresh rosemary

2 large pinches kosher salt

Fresh pepper, 2 grinds

1 pinch crushed red pepper

2 1⁄2 cups crushed tomatoes

1 tablespoon butter

1⁄4 cup chopped parsley

1⁄4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add penne and cook until al dente, about 10 minutes. Drain.

While pasta is cooking, heat oil in a large saute pan. Add garlic and saute until golden. Add pancetta (or bacon) and onions. Saute for 3-4 minutes, or until onions are soft. Add rosemary, salt, black pepper and crushed red pepper and stir for 30 seconds. Add tomatoes and simmer for 6-7 minutes. Swirl butter into sauce.

Add drained pasta to sauce and cook over low heat for 2 minutes, or until sauce is slightly absorbed by the pasta. Sprinkle in parsley and cheese. Toss together and serve. Makes 2 servings.

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