Pancetta shallot pasta with egg

Have you searched for an easy weeknight dish that looks and tastes INCREDIBLE? Look no further!

This pasta dish with pancetta and asparagus is topped with a fried egg and once you try this you’ll understand why I cannot get enough!

Here’s the recipe:

12 oz. of linguine or spaghetti – my personal fave is Barelli Whole Wheat Spaghetti
4 – 6 ounces of pancetta, cubed
1 medium shallot, chopped
1 bunch of asparagus, trimmed and cut in half lengthwise
1 + Tablespoons of olive oil
4 large eggs
1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan plus more for serving

1. Heat the water for the pasta and add a pinch or two of salt.  When boiling add the pasta.  4 minutes before pasta is finished cooking throw in the asparagus. Drain when done.

2. While the pasta is cooking – drizzle a little olive oil in a large skillet and brown the pancetta cubes on medium-high heat about 5 minutes or until it starts to crisp a little bit.  Add shallot and 1/4 teaspoon salt, cook another 3 minutes or so until the  pancetta is nicely brown and crispy and the shallot is soft (be careful, once the shallot starts to brown it can burn easily).

3. Add the drained pasta and asparagus to the skillet and toss together to incorporate the wonderful pancetta, shallots and olive oil. Throw on the Parmesan and add another  good drizzle of olive oil and fresh ground pepper.  Toss a little. Divide into 4 big bowls.

4.  Turn the skillet up to medium high and add a little more oil or pat of butter if needed.  Once hot carefully break 4 eggs into the skillet, cover and cook until whites are completely done.  Now carefully put 1 egg atop each pasta bowl and serve!

Please note: You can serve the eggs over easy, medium or however your guests like them.  I like my yoke broken and almost set as seen in the picture.

Have fun and enjoy!

Adapted from recipe found in Good Housekeeping May 2013


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24 Responses to Pasta Rustica with Egg

  1. Eileen says:

    What a delicious and easy dish Denise!

  2. You had me at easy! I never would have thought to add an egg. Can’t wait to try this!

  3. Yum! I’m always looking for new egg recipes. I found you through I Should Be Mopping the Floor and would love for you to come share at my weekly From the Farm Barn Hop
    Fresh Eggs Daily

  4. This is my FAVORITE kind of meal!

  5. Hi Denise! This looks delicious; definitely my type of meal! This is my first visit to your blog and I’m really having fun clicking around 🙂 Have a lovely day!

    • Denise @BeBetsy says:

      Hello Lizzy, thanks so much for your nice comment. Please come back often! 🙂 – Sharon and Denise

  6. What a beautiful dish! Looks delicious 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays..hope to see you next Tuesday!

  7. Becca says:

    Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  8. Yum – this dish reminds me of a proper carbonara deconstructed. It looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures. This will be a feature.

    • Denise @BeBetsy says:

      Thank you for your nice comment and for the Feature! That’s exciting.
      All the best, Sharon and Denise

  9. Meegan says:

    Thanks for linking up to Tickled Pink Times Two!
    Make it a great day.

    • Denise @BeBetsy says:

      Hi Meegan, great to see you here! Sure appreciate your coming to see us,
      All the Best!

  10. This looks awesome Denise. I actually had pasta with a fried egg last week for the first time and loved it! The yolk was so good. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing at Show Stopper Saturdays! 🙂

    • Denise @BeBetsy says:

      Hi Krista! Thanks for coming by, really appreciate your comments. Yes, egg on pasta = yum!

  11. This looks and sounds delicious. I cannot wait to try this and I think my kids will eat it up too

    • Denise @BeBetsy says:

      Hi Holly! Hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Let us know! Post your pic!
      Best wishes!

  12. This looks so delicious! Thank you so much for sharing and joining us at Best of the Weekend! Pinning to our party board and hope you will join us again tomorrow night. Have a happy Thursday!

    • Denise @BeBetsy says:

      Thank you Cindy for the pin and the nice comments. We will be partying with you soon!

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