Gerardo's spaghetti all'amatriciana

    20 min

    Nothing like a spicy and tasty spaghetti dish to comfort you after a long day or to delight friends. Simple, quick and really delicious.

    2 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 450g spaghetti or bucatini
    • 3 to 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • 200g pancetta cubes
    • 500g passata
    • 1 or 2 tablespoons water
    • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
    • dried red chilli flakes to taste
    • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Cook the pasta following the directions on the packet; drain and set aside.
    2. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a frying pan over medium heat with onion and fry until golden brown. Add pancetta cubes and cook until crispy, about 2 or 3 minutes, stirring every so often.
    3. Add the passata with water and sugar and cook until sauce has thickened.
    4. Toss the sauce with the hot cooked spaghetti and one or two tablespoons of olive oil, Parmesan cheese and red chilli flakes. Season to taste. Serve.

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    Reviews in English (5)


    My husband loves pasta. This was so simple and so good. He ate two plates. I haven't seen him do that in a long time. Thanks so much for posting the recipe/  -  22 Sep 2012


    loved this simple easy and great taste  -  20 Jan 2019  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    No changes and my daughter loved it also  -  26 Aug 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)