My best friend Tara loved this when we were kids! Actually, she still loves it. Her mom always had the ingredients at home to make anytime!


1lb Rigatoni

1/4 cup EVOO

1/4 lb pancetta chopped

1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

5 to 6 garlic cloves, chopped

1/2 cup white wine

2 large egg yolks

1/2 cup grated parmigiano – reggiano

-handful of parsley


Cook rigatoni, meanwhile heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add EVOO and pancetta. Brown 2 minutes. Add red pepper flakes and garlic. Cook for 2 more minutes. Add wine and stir up pan drippings.

Beat yolks, then add one large ladleful of pasta cooking water.

Drain pasta and add to skillet. Pour egg mixture on top. Toss rapidly to coat pasta without cooking the egg. Remove pan from heat and add a big handful of cheese, slat, and lots of pepper.

Toss pasta until it soaks up the egg mixture, top with parsley and extra cheese!


Published by Taryn and Caleb

Hi! We are an engaged couple who live in Kansas City. We love everything about food, from cooking it, to eating it and sharing it with friends. We take turns making things at home and our favorites include fries and pizza! We love to enjoy a nice beer or glass of wine with our food as well.

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