Pasta Amatriciana

    30 minutes

    Amatriciana is a traditional Italian pasta sauce based on bacon and tomato. It's simple to throw together and has very assertive flavours.


    Washington, United States
    1 person made this

    Serves: 2 

    • 2 rashers bacon, diced
    • 1/2 cup chopped onion
    • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
    • 1/4 teaspoon chilli flakes
    • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
    • 250g linguine
    • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Cook the diced bacon in a saucepan until crisp, about 5 minutes. Drain all but two tablespoons of the fat from the pan.
    2. Add the onions and cook about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and chilli flakes; cook 30 seconds. Add the tinned tomatoes, undrained, and cook 10 minutes, breaking up the tomatoes.
    3. Meanwhile, cook the linguine in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain.
    4. Stir the basil into the sauce and toss with the pasta. Serve with Parmesan cheese.

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    Very quick and easy pasta to make.  -  01 Mar 2012