Carrabba's Cavatappi Amatriciana (Side Dish Pasta)

Total Time
15 mins
15 mins

This is an approximate verision of Carrabba's. This is served in the restaurant as a side dish but would be just fine as a main dish when pancetta is added in. Cavatappi pasta is a short tubed corkscrew or S-shaped pasta. It can be hard to find but I was able to find it called "Twists" by the pasta brand DaVinci (blue bag).

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  1. Cook cavatappi according to package directions; drain.
  2. Saute onions, garlic, and red pepper flakes in olive oil over medium heat till onions are soft and translucent.
  3. Add white wine and cook till nearly evaporated.
  4. Stir in tomatoes with their juice till slightly thickened (3-5 minutes).
  5. Taste, and add salt and pepper as desired.
  6. Mix into cooked cavatappi.
  7. Toss with cheese.
  8. Add cooked pancetta (optional).