Pasta alla Mamma Rosa
adapted from La Erika in Cucina
500 grams pasta (I used linguine piccolo)
1 medium onion, chopped (yellow/white)
200 grams cubed pancetta affumicata (smoked), OR cubed ham or bacon
700 grams passata di pomodoro (smooth tomato sauce)
100-150 ml cream
fresh basil, chopped
fresh black pepper
1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
2. Meanwhile, saute the onion in the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When it has softened, add the ham or pancetta and cook and stir for a few minutes. Pour in the passata (tomato sauce) and let cook and reduce for a little bit. Then, stir in as much cream as you want. Finally, add the fresh basil and black pepper and serve over cooked pasta.
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