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I think I had this when I was in Italy about 20 years ago and our local favorite Italian restaurant here in Birmingham also makes a version of this and I just love it. The boldness of pancetta (Italian bacon) makes this dish really flavorful and good. I use my mama’s canned tomatoes, but you can use whatever you have on hand, but this is an easy and delish dish!
- Pasta All’Amatriciana
4 oz. thick sliced pancetta (Boars Head make pancetta & I only got 1/4 lb)
1 TBL olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 can (28 oz.) whole tomatoes
1/2 tsp. salt
1 lb. rigatoni or spaghetti, cooked
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese (or Pecorino-Romano)
Heat oil in skillet over medium heat, add pancetta and cook until beginning to brown, 4 to 5 min. Add onion and pepper flakes, cook, stirring, until very tender, 5 min. more. Add tomatoes and salt, cook, breaking up tomatoes, until sauce is thick, 20 min. more. Toss with cooked pasta, serve with cheese.
Really, pancetta is so flavorful (so you don’t need a lot, only got 1/4 lb. from the Boars Head deli counter) with the onions and this is tasty and delish! I think if you are a pasta lover, you will really enjoy this. And it’s fast and easy!
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