Creamy Leek and Pancetta Pappardelle for Two

Creamy Leek and Pancetta Pappardelle Pasta! This recipe can be prepared in less than 30 minutes, and is scaled down for two making it perfect for Valentine's Day dinner!

I kind of feel like curling up in this bowl of creamy pappardelle and taking a nap. A wonderfully long nap filled with heavy cream, crispy pancetta, caramelized leeks, and a fluffy pile of parmigiano-reggiano for a pillow. Parmigiano-reggiano pillows! That should be a thing.

Here’s the part where I’m supposed to tell you that this recipe would be perfect for your upcoming *cough* Valentine’s Day *cough* dinner. It really would be. It’s pretty dreamy. For that reason, I scaled the recipe down for two!

Don’t worry though! This recipe makes two (very) generous servings. Stingy pasta servings are not allowed around these parts.

Creamy Leek and Pancetta Pappardelle Pasta! This recipe can be prepared in less than 30 minutes, and is scaled down for two making it perfect for Valentine's Day dinner!

But umm….let’s be real for a second. You may not want to share this pasta with anyone else.  Your significant other might not even be worthy of this pasta, and I would totally understand. Really, it’s that good.

In fact, I challenge you to find someone who doesn’t enjoy egg pappardelle pasta, particularly when tossed and coated with a cream-based sauce, such as this one. Pappardelle, cream, and pancetta. It doesn’t get better.

I don’t like to play favorites (especially when it comes to pasta!), but it might just be the most universally loved pasta of all time. Rich, perfectly twirlable, and delicious. My go-to brand is DeCecco, which sells  a wonderful extra wide egg pappardelle that holds its shape extremely well!

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