Spaghetti All'Amatriciana

  • Difficulty: Basic
  • 20 minutes
  • 2 servings

Amatriciana is an Italian pasta sauce consisting of pancetta, tomato sauce, onion, and pecorino cheese. But, if you can’t find those specific ingredients at the grocery store, we have the perfect substitutes for you. Use bacon and parmesan and you surely won’t mind the result. You will absolutely love it!

Ingredients Needed for Spaghetti All'Amatriciana

5 ounces of spaghetti
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
5 ounces of bacon, chopped
½ teaspoon chili flakes
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
7 ounces of canned tomatoes
½ cup parmesan, shredded

How to Cook Spaghetti All'Amatriciana

  1. Fill a saucepan halfway with water and place it over medium heat. Add a pinch of salt and the dried spaghetti.
  2. Cook the spaghetti according to the instructions on the package.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook until crispy.
  4. Add the chili flakes, onion, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Add the canned tomatoes and the drained spaghetti.
  6. Cook for 2 minutes, while stirring in the process. If the mixture seems too dry, you can add some more pasta water.
  7. Add the shredded parmesan and leave the dish on heat for 1 more minute.

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