This pasta dish is my signature dish. I really enjoy making this pasta, especially with the right ingredients like guanciale. Top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in bucatini and return to a boil. Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until bucatini is tender, about 11 minutes. Drain.

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic cloves; cook until golden brown, about 1 minute. Remove with a slotted spoon and discard. Add guanciale; cook and stir until crisp and golden, about 4 minutes. Add onion and red pepper flakes; cook and stir until onion is translucent, about 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, salt, and black pepper. Simmer tomato sauce until flavors combine, about 10 minutes.

  • Stir bucatini and Pecorino Romano cheese into tomato sauce and toss until evenly coated.

Nutrition Facts

633.9 calories; 17.3 g protein; 60.1 g carbohydrates; 21.9 mg cholesterol; 478.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2017
I'm so excited to have found this recipe! Couldn't find all the exact ingredients at my local grocery store, so I used regular spaghetti, pancetta (5 oz, as I doubled the recipe), and diced San Marzano tomatoes. I also left out the onion, as my husband doesn't like them. Oh my goodness, this was DELICIOUS! So much rich flavor, and surprisingly filling. Even my super picky three year old gobbled it up and asked for more. It's a winner! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2017
I'm so excited to have found this recipe! Couldn't find all the exact ingredients at my local grocery store, so I used regular spaghetti, pancetta (5 oz, as I doubled the recipe), and diced San Marzano tomatoes. I also left out the onion, as my husband doesn't like them. Oh my goodness, this was DELICIOUS! So much rich flavor, and surprisingly filling. Even my super picky three year old gobbled it up and asked for more. It's a winner! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2018
Great flavors and easy to make! I love the serving size for two it was perfect. This is a recipe that delivers a great range of flavors and in such a short amount of time. Spaghetti may work for a substitution but the Bucatini is the way to go! Thank you Chef Carlo we'll be making this again...and again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2017
It's very easy to make and my family loves it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2017
This recipe was recommended to me by Buckwheat Queen and I am so glad she did. In honor of the earthquake victims in the region I used heart shaped pasta. This turned out perfect and will definitely be made again. I used an arrabbiata spicy seasoning mix instead of red peppers and bacon for the guanciale. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2017
This was wonderful!! We ate it 2 days in a row for lunch and I wouldn't change a thing with the recipe! This recipe has made its way into my cookbook for sure! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2017
I doubled the recipe added some extra red pepper flakes and it was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2016
I heard about this dish on NPR in reference to the recent earthquake. My butcher didn't have guanciale so I subbed pancetta. It turned out wonderfully especially since I love crushed red pepper and put it in all of my red sauces. Oh and I also donated 25.00 to Italy earthquake relief. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2019
Not sure why you would completely discard the garlic. makes sense to remove them to cook the pancetta so it doesnt burn but it would make sense to add back with the tomatoes. Great dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2020
I made busatini all'amatriciana at dinner for seven. Everyone loved it and asked me for the recipe. I advised them to look it up on the AllRecipes wen site. Read More