Pasta all'Amatriciana

This is yummy. I hope that you like it as much as I do. This makes enough sauce for about 1 to 1 and 1/2 pounds of pasta. You can make this sauce a day in advance and reheat in a sauce pan over medium heat.

8 oz of pancetta, cut into chunks
1 medium onion, diced finely
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
dash of red pepper flakes
28 oz of crushed tomatoes
2 tablespoons of tomato paste
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup pecorino romano

Heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the pancetta and cook until browned, around 7-8 minutes. Add the onion and saute an additional 5 minutes or until the onion is soft. Add the garlic and the red pepper flakes and saute briefly, only 30 - 60 seconds. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, salt and pepper and reduce the heat to medium low and cook uncovered to reduce the liquid, stirring occasionally for 15 minutes. When the sauce has thickened, stir in the 1/2 cup of pecorino romano. This sauce is great with many different types of pasta, but I prefer just a simple spaghetti. Buon Appetito.

1 comment:

Becky said...

Yum Trying this week!