Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Pasta with Cabbage, Pancetta & Mozzarella

This recipe that will leave you bacon for more. Pancetta takes the lead when flavoring this pasta project. The bacon-like meat offers a strong, smoked flavor that blends perfectly with cabbage and mozzarella.
                                 Serves   4

10             strips pancetta, thinly sliced
Olive oil
1             clove garlic, finely chopped
1             good handful thyme, leaves picked from the stem
1/2          large Savoy 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 toasted

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. The ingredients in this pasta sound so delicious!

    1. Hi Medeja , the taste is yummy good , thanks for stopping by ;)

  2. This definitely would have me bacon for more. ;-) So good, and such a fun pasta shape. Cabbage and pasta is one of those wonderful combos you don't see that often. Really good -- thanks.

    1. Hi John , sometime you have to look outside the box and this was it , the pasta is the extra large shells .... hmmmmmm good . Thanks for stopping by ;)

  3. Dear Nee,
    Love this recipe and love savoy cabbage..So I think I need to make this...Who doesn't like pasta and pancetta, with cheese. This looks delicious... and all the ingredients come together so nicely. Thank you dear friend, for sharing..Hope you have a fantastic rest of the week...
    Dottie :)

    1. Dear Dottie ,
      Needed something for dinner Saturday and this as it. I am very fortunate m family loves everything . I do so think you will enjoy this dish .
      Thanks for stopping by and have a great week .
      Nee ;)


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