Pasta Alla Amatriciana

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Engrossed

A fairly easy and tasty pasta dish from Sunset. It uses ingredients you may have on hand.

Top Review by momof3Jboys

This turned out very flavorful for us, with the addition of 2 extra slices bacon (niman ranch applewood smoked), 2 extra cloves garlic, 1 14 ounce can diced tomatoes (we used crushed for the 28 ounce can in the recipe), 1/2 t dried oregano, salt, and pepper. I also used about 2/3 an onion, and it was still "onion-y". I also trimmed the fat on the bacon, after cooking it fully and cooked the rest in a separate pan to make it less fattening.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to directions.
  2. Cook bacon in a wide frying pan over medium-high heat, stirring often, just until fat is rendered (3-5 minutes). Add onion; cook, stirring often until soft (about 5 minutes). Stir in garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes with their liquid. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened.
  3. Gently toss pasta with sauce.
  4. Serve with grated parmesan cheese.

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