Photo: Jennifer Davick
Hands-on Time
25 Mins
Total Time
35 Mins
Yield
Makes 6 servings

Bucatini is a hearty, hollow, spaghetti-like pasta. You can easily substitute linguine or fettuccine if you prefer.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook pasta in boiling salted water according to package directions; drain, reserving 1 cup hot pasta water.

Step 2

Sauté pancetta, shallots, and garlic in a large skillet over medium heat 6 to 7 minutes or until pancetta is golden and shallots are tender. Add cream, cheese, and hot cooked pasta; cook, stirring constantly, 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Stir in 3/4 to 1 cup reserved pasta water until creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a serving dish. Sprinkle with figs and basil. Serve immediately.

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