Easy Pasta Amatriciana

– 1 lb of fusilloni (bucatini, spaghetti or rigatoni will work) – ▢3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil – ▢6 ounces guanciale cut into slices about 1/8 inch thick and then into 3/4- by 1/4-inch strips (see notes) – ▢1 medium onion finely chopped (I used a sweet onion, Vidalia is fine) – ▢pinch red pepper flakes or a whole chili pepper – ▢¼ cup red wine something you would drink – ▢1 28-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes, crushed by hand or jar of tomato passata – ▢¼ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley just the leaves – ▢sea salt to taste – ▢½ cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese more, to your taste


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Cook time: 26 min

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prep Time

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Try our rendition of an easy pasta Amatriciana Roman recipe. This delicious sauce is prepared with crispy guanciale, canned Italian tomatoes, and topped with Pecorino Romano cheese. Ready in less than 30 minutes!

why you'll love this dish? Prepared with simple pantry stapes, amatriciana is one of my favorite pasta dinners. This delicious sauce is surprisingly easy to make, and just needs a handful of ingredients. Did I mention that it is ready in less than 30 minutes?

how to pronounce amatriciana? Let’s say it together: Ama-Tree-Chee-Ana! Not only is the name so much fun to pronounce, this pasta recipe is one of the most delicious bites you’ll ever take in your life! Seriously!


top tipsType of pasta to use: bucatini is the traditional pasta for this sauce. Spaghetti works fine. Also any short pasta, like rigatoni, penne, or mezze maniche (half rigatoni) will work as well – Guanciale is essential: In case you can't find any, you can use pancetta. If you can't get guanciale or pancetta, you could use bacon.


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