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Pasta Acapella

About this recipe

This soft cheese sauce is something you’ll remember for the rest of your life. P.S. Make the sauce while the pasta is boiling.

Instructions

Place a large frying pan on the stove; turn heat to just under medium and fry:

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil,
  • ½-1 cooking onion (diced).

When the onion looks good (cooked yet crunchy), add:

  • ½ cup (125g) diced pancetta or prosciutto,
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced).

Saute for a minute, then add:

  • 1 cup mini (pearl) bocconcini cheese,
  • 1 cup Swiss gruyere cheese (grated),
  • sprinkle of salt (to bring out the flavour of the cheese),
  • ½-1 tsp. black or red chili pepper (to taste).

Let the cheese melt a few minutes, then add:

  • ½ cup table cream,
  • 1-2 cups diced fresh tomatoes.

Lightly simmer until the sauce looks smooth (1-2 minutes). Then add 1 lb. cooked pasta (linguini or bow ties) to the saucepan along with grated Parmesan cheese. Toss well.

Serve with a little more pepper.

Notes

  • If you can only get large bocconcini, cut them up small so they'll melt.
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    Pancetta and prosciutto are both quite salty, so you needn’t add more. You can also use capocollo or chopped bacon.

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