Amatriciana Amatriciana

Author: Canadian Living

  • Portion size 4 servings


  • 8 oz pancetta (in one piece)diced
  • 8 oz bacon (in one piece)diced
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can tomatoes purée
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 12 oz bucatini pasta
  • 12 oz spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


In large skillet, cook pancetta over medium-low heat for about 8 minutes or until crisp; transfer to plate.

Pour off all but 1 tablespoon (15 mL) fat from skillet. Add onion, hot pepper flakes, salt and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes.

Pour in tomatoes; return pancetta to skillet and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes or until thickened. Stir in half of the Parmesan.

Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling salted water, cook bucatini for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender but firm; drain well. Toss with sauce; sprinkle with remaining Parmesan and parsley.

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