Linguine with Fresh Figs, Pancetta & Arugula


Linguine with Fresh Figs, Pancetta & Arugula

Minutes to Prep 15

Total Minutes 25

Serves 6

Difficulty 1



PREPARE pasta according to package directions, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water.

COOK pancetta in large skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 4 minutes or until browned but not crisp. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

ADD oil to same skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Add garlic and crushed red pepper flakes; cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 seconds or until garlic is fragrant. Stir in figs and lemon peel. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes or until figs are slightly softened.

ADD pasta to skillet along with reserved water, arugula and basil; toss gently to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Add cheese; toss gently.

Cook’s Tip: If using dried figs, place figs in bowl. Cover with lukewarm water and soak for 30 minutes. Drain.