Barilla® Farfalle In Lemon Cream Sauce With Pancetta

  • Yield : 24 (2 1/2-cup)
  • Servings : 24 (2 1/2-cup)
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Salty pancetta and tangy lemon are the perfect partners for pasta in this recipe from Mary’s Pizza Shack.


  • 6 lbs. Barilla® farfalle
  • 3 cups extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 1/4 lbs. 1/4-inch dice pancetta
  • 1 1/2 lbs. butter
  • 3 3/4 qt heavy cream
  • 3 cups lemon juice
  • 25 oz grated Parmesan cheese
  • As needed salt
  • As needed freshly ground black pepper
  • As needed freshly ground nutmeg


Step 1

Cook the Barilla® pasta for half the time indicated on the package. Drain pasta and drizzle with some olive oil to prevent from sticking. Place pasta flat on sheet trays or hotel pans and cool in a blast chiller. Alternatively, cool it down in a walk-in cooler. Store in zip lock bags or sealed plastic container; refrigerate and use within several hours.

Step 2

For each serving, to order: Saute 1 1/2 oz pancetta in 1 oz oil until browned. Add 1 oz butter and melt. Stir in 5 oz cream. Reduce for about 2 minutes, until thickened.

Step 3

Reheat 2 cups pasta in boiling salted water for 40 to 60 seconds. Drain.

Step 4

Remove the sauce from the heat and stir in 2 Tbsp lemon juice and 1 oz Parmesan. Add salt, pepper, and nutmeg to taste. Toss with the hot pasta, plate, and garnish with an additional 1 tsp Parmesan and a dusting of nutmeg.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories 1630
Calories from Fat 1152
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 128g
Saturated Fat 63g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 310mg
Sodium 760mg
Total Carbohydrate 92g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 3g
Protein 36g

Vitamin A 60%
Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 45%
Iron 25%
Allergy Information:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Please note: for the purpose of the nutritional assessment, total sodium does not include salt added to the cooking water. When salt is listed "as needed" in the ingredient list, 1 tsp total is included in the analysis.