Spaghetti Amatriciana

Mmmmmmmmmm pasta

Mmmmmmmmmm pasta

This is a simple pasta that is perfect as a first course or light dinner. Fresh tomatoes can be used instead canned if available, just make sure to skin them first.

Spaghetti Amatriciana

  • 1 lb spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup diced pancetta
  • 1 onion sliced paper thin
  • 14 oz can chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1-2 fresh cayenne peppers diced fine
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1/8 cup romano
  • Salt/pepper

In a four-quart pot saute pancetta over medium-low heat until fat is rendered and meat begins to just brown. Add onion and continue to saute on low until onion is deep golden brown. Add cayenne pepper and saute. Add tomatoes, wine and basil, bring to a high simmer then cover and cook on low until sauce is fairly thick but still has a bit of liquid to coat the pasta, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile cook pasta to al dente then drain and coat with olive oil. Add cheese and toss to pasta. When sauce is ready pour over pasta and toss well to coat. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

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About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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9 Responses to Spaghetti Amatriciana

  1. Now, if only, hubby would eat pasta, this would be a regular at our dinner table. Looks so good.

  2. Gerlinde says:

    This looks real good, easy to make and tasty.

  3. One of my favorite foods!

  4. I love pasta dishes like this!

  5. Eva Taylor says:

    A delicious tomato sauce made even better with fresh basil.

  6. Raymund says:

    I so love this specially when its extra hot

  7. Caroline says:

    My kind of meal! Looks delicious.

  8. ChgoJohn says:

    I just served pappardelle al’amatricaina for dinner on Sunday. So much flavored packed in such a simple dish. Wonderful!

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