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Farfalle with Creamy Carrots and Pancetta

4 to 6 Servings

40 minutes

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This one-pot pasta dish is a riff on a unique recipe from “Thirty Minute Pasta” by Giuliano Hazan. A full pound of carrots plus a knob of butter, a shot of cream and a good dose of Parmesan combine to make a sauce that’s flavorful and rich without being heavy. Salty pancetta and briny capers balance the natural sweetness of the carrots. To make quick work of carrot prep, you can use a food processor fitted with the shredding disk instead of a box grater.

4 to 6



Don’t forget to cover the pot after adding the pasta. Keeping as much moisture as possible trapped inside will help both the pasta and carrots cook evenly.

40 minutes


  • 4

    ounces pancetta, finely chopped

  • 1

    pound carrots, peeled and shredded on the large holes of a box grater


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Lisa H.
August 28, 2022
Delicious! So much flavor from relatively little fat. This is a keeper.
Diana L.
September 13, 2022
My family did not like this dish
The flavors not all went together especially adding capers. Nobody liked this dish in my family. I am giving it 3 stars as it was somewhat easy to make (minus the spreading carrots). Maybe adding mushrooms will make this dish taste better??
Tamara P.
February 19, 2024
Easy one pot pasta
Very tasteful. Easy Monday souper, liked the one pot concept. With some imagination, its a healthy mac and cheese. Creamy but not fatty.
Ellen P.
October 22, 2022
Spice it up!
Great recipe. I used half and half because I had it on hand, and added about a half teaspoon of red pepper flakes. Gave it just a bit of a bite.