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Traditional Spaghetti all'Amatriciana

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This classic Roman pasta dish is quick and easy to make with few ingredients. Traditionally, guanciale is used, but I prefer pancetta."
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30 m servings 662
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and cook onion until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add pancetta and cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour in passata, water, and sugar; cook until sauce has thickened, 10 to 15 minutes
  3. Drain spaghetti and toss with sauce, remaining olive oil, Parmesan cheese, and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 662 calories; 19.7 97.2 24 20 616 Full nutrition

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loved this simple easy and great taste

No changes and my daughter loved it also

I was staring in the fridge wondering what to make for dinner, and these ingredients were all available. Dinner was ready and being served in less than 30 mins!! Enjoyed the taste and the look o...

Can’t go wrong with a classic. Grazie, Aldo