Orecchiette with Beans & Pancetta

Traditional Italian peasant food at its finest, this hearty pasta dish is an easy weeknight recipe perfect for warming up a cold winter night.

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  • Category Title Pasta

  • Cuisine Type Italian

  • Level Simple

Recipe By: Delallo


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of pasta water for finishing dish.
  • Meanwhile in a large saucepan with a lid, heat olive oil on a medium-high setting. Add garlic. Sauté pancetta in garlicky oil until just warmed, about 3 minutes. Stir in celery and cook for 4 more minutes, or until softened. Next, add beans and broth. Cover and simmer for 7 minutes.
  • Remove garlic and stir in pasta. Add reserved pasta water if needed to create sauce.

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