Angel Hair Alfredo with Jalapeño and Pancetta -- This easy-to-make Angel Hair Alfredo with Jalapeño and Pancetta is the kind of delicious comfort food that leaves you feeling satisfied instead of weighed down and yucky. And because it's so quick to make, it's the ideal weeknight dinner | wearenotmartha.com
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Angel Hair Alfredo with Jalapeño and Pancetta

This easy-to-make Angel Hair Alfredo with Jalapeño and Pancetta is the kind of delicious comfort food that leaves you feeling satisfied instead of weighed down and yucky. And because it's so quick to make, it's the ideal weeknight dinner!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American, Eclectic
Keyword: Dinner, pasta, Spicy
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Sues

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. angel hair pasta
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 oz. diced pancetta
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, diced (about 2 1/2 Tbsp)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more for topping
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Chopped parsley, for garnish

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add a little salt and angel hair pasta. Cook pasta according to package directions, until al dente. Drain pasta.
  • While pasta is cooking, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add pancetta and cook for about 3 minutes. Add jalapeño pepper and cook for another 3 minutes, until pancetta is browned. Add garlic and cook for just one more minute.
  • Add cream to skillet and let it come to a simmer. Simmer for about 5 minutes to thicken sauce, stirring occasionally. Stir in cheese, pepper, and salt until combined. Add pasta to skillet and stir to coat pasta in sauce (it helps if you use tongs).
  • Serve on plates and top with additional parmesan cheese and parsley.