Pasta Amatriciana

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by cruzzo

My version of a favorite restaurant dish. The sauce is very flexible--you can vary the amounts of garlic, wine and red pepper flakes to suit your tastes. This sauce has a great smoky, bacony flavor and makes a wonderful meal served with pasta, a salad and fresh, crusty bread.

Top Review by TheresaL

Great recipe! This was really easy to make and had an excellent flavor. I would definitely make this one again!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place enough olive oil in a large sauce pan to cover the bottom and heat over medium flame.
  2. Place onions, garlic and bacon in pan and saute for about 5 minutes or until bacon is cooked through.
  3. Add wine and bring to a boil for about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes and then fill the empty tomato can about halfway with water and add to pan.
  5. Add as much or as little red pepper flakes as you like.
  6. Simmer over low heat for about 1/2 hour.
  7. Serve with penne pasta (or pasta of your choice).

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