Recipe Party: Pasta All’Amatriciana

Recipe Party

Are you ready for some new recipes today?  Hope you got some of your favorites together to share with everyone.  I am looking forward to gathering some new ideas for meal planning.  Time to add to the list and break out of the meal routine rut!

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!

So, add your post link onto Mr. Linky and let’s get the Recipe Exchange party started!

Here’s what you do:

Have your post ready and link the recipe post URL here on Mr. Linky AND be sure to add a link back to THIS post, so that everyone can come to the party. You can add my button (with link) on your post or a link, either way is fine.

- Rhoda


  1. Rhoda thanks so much for posting this recipe. I made it tonight for my Italian husband and it was a huge hit. I changed it up just a wee bit with a whole Vidalia chopped onion, a sprinkle or two of oregano and multi grain penne. It came out so good and made a big impression in this house. This will become a favorite recipe now. Thanks again. RJ

  2. Your recipe looks delish… I think I will make it a goal to work my way through everyone listed and make a new recipe a week for what would work with my families taste.

    I kind of went simple with my two recipes but I think it still works the spirit of your party!!!

    Hope you are having a great week.

  3. I love this dish and never got the recipe! Thanks, I will try it very soon-have to get wine and bread first!

  4. I just discovered this Recipe Party about 5 minutes ago. I am a little late in the game, but what a great idea. I look forward to checking out the other recipes.

  5. Thank you ALL for joining in the recipe party! I have found several I’m going to try very soon and I hope you did too. Always great to share recipes with each other, I think we too often get stuck in a rut with meal planning.

    I’m trying to get around to all of you for a visit! 🙂

  6. Just saw you were having this recipe party and thought I’d jump on a little late! Thanks for hosting…

  7. That was a fabulous recipes, i would for sure wanna give it a try and would also invite my friends, thank you for sharing such wonderful recipes.


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