Pasta alla Gricia (Rigatoni with Pancetta and Pecorino Romano) for Two

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated November/December 2018

The porky-peppery flavors of pasta alla gricia deserve big recognition.

SERVES 2

TIME 35 minutes

Pasta alla Gricia (Rigatoni with Pancetta and Pecorino Romano) for Two

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Pasta alla gricia is a simple pasta dish based on cured pork, black pepper, and Pecorino Romano. The fat from the pork (guanciale is traditional, but easier-to-find pancetta works well) combines with starchy pasta cooking water and cheese t...

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