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Barilla® Collezione Bucatini

with Pancetta, Grape Tomatoes, & Pesto Flavored Crispy Panko



Ingredients for 6 people

  • 1 box Barilla® Collezione Bucatini
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, gently pressed
  • 1 cup pancetta, julienne
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons fresh pesto
  • 1 tablespoons pine nuts
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. 1
    Pre-heat oven to 400° F.
  2. 2
    Mix panko to pesto and bake until crispy.
  3. 3
    In a separate pan toast pine nuts until golden about 5-8 minutes. Set aside.
  4. 4
    Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  5. 5
    Meanwhile, in a hot skillet sauté pancetta in olive oil until crispy.
  6. 6
    Add garlic, cook one minute, then add tomatoes and blister on high heat for two minutes. Remove garlic clove.
  7. 7
    Drain pasta and toss with pancetta and tomatoes.
  8. 8
    Top with crispy pesto flavored panko and pine nuts before serving.

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