Sunday, May 3, 2015

Cabbage , Pancetta , Mozzarella with Pasta

10          strips pancetta, thinly sliced
Olive oil
1           clove garlic, finely chopped
1           good handful thyme, leaves picked from the stem
1/2        large  cabbage (outer leaves removed), quartered, cored, and finely sliced
Handful grated Parmesan cheese
1          pound dried conchiglie
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Extra-virgin olive oil
7          ounces fresh buffalo mozzarella, cut into 1/2-inch dice
2          handfuls pine nuts, lightly toast

In a pan fry add pancetta and some olive oil; cook until lightly golden. Add garlic and thyme and cook until softened. Add the cabbage and Parmesan, then stir and put the lid on the pan. Cook for a further 15 minutes, shaking every now and again, while you cook conchiglie in salted boiling water until al dente. When the cabbage is nice and tender season with some nice peppery extra-virgin olive oil. Toss the drained conchiglie into the cabbage and at the last minute mix in mozzarella and pine nuts. Serve immediately.


  1. Nice pasta dish! Would be nice for dinner.

    1. Hi Medeja , this was Saturday's dinner . thanks for stopping by ;)

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    1. Hi Jasline , great dish in and out of the kitchen fast . Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Dear Nee,
    So happy to see you back...sorry that I did not reply sooner, been really busy again. Hope that all is well. This is a very interesting dish. I have not heard of this before and it looks delicious. I think what threw me was the cabbage added to this recipe. Never would have thought to use the cabbage.You are back to Nee's Place again, being that creative person we all love and admire....Have to try this one for sure. Have a great week and my prayers still go out to you and your family...
    Dottie :) xx

    1. Hi Dottie ,thanks , I am glad to be back , I truly missed everyone and I have a lot of catching up to do . We grow lots of vegetables and just mix them together .
      hanks so very much for your prayers , aunty is doing much better , the doctors put her leg in a snap on cast , all the kids wrote notes to her on when she was sleep and she thinks it's hilarious :) .
      Dear Dottie hope your family is well and I have you and your dear family on my group prayer list . Thanks for stopping by :) Nee

  4. That photo looks absolutely stunning. I'm salivating right now...

    Thanks for sharing your recipe! I'm a big fan of pasta dishes, not just for their taste, but also for their sentimental value: they remind me of my Italian/Sicilian heritage. :-)

    - Audra

    1. Hi Audra , The dish is ever so easy and you will enjoy it .
      Thank you for your visit and a follower my blog , some good dishes on the way .
      I will be joining your blog soon , blogger is having problems on my end . Thanks for stopping by :) Nee


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