Photo: Jennifer Davick
Hands-on Time
25 Mins
Total Time
35 Mins
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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Ratings & Reviews

Howitt's Review

August 23, 2014

Gardensage's Review

August 18, 2014

fgaertner's Review

August 24, 2012
Easy and so, so tasty. Very rich. It wasn't nearly as good the next day, so plan to eat it immediately.