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Pasta all’Amatriciana {Tomato Sauce with Pancetta}

Hi, I am Rosemary from  An Italian in my kitchen.  I spent my first 29 years of life growing up in Canada until I met my future Italian husband.  I relocated to Rome Italy and for the past 23 years and counting I call Rome my second home.  I have learned to cook authentic Italian recipes from my 2nd family, friends and anyone I encountered who might be open (and thank goodness Italians are very open) to my “how do I cook that?”  This is probably one of the first recipes I ever made on my own and which is also my youngest daughter’s favorite.  So I hope you enjoy it too.

Pasta all’Amatriciana {Tomato Sauce with Pancetta}

Pasta all'Amatriciana {Tomato Sauce with Pancetta}, fast, easy and classic Italian!

Pasta all’Amatriciana {Tomato Sauce with Pancetta}
 
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup chopped pancetta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 clove of garlic chopped
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with juice (just canned tomatoes, nothing added) normal size not the large can
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • pinch or more of hot pepper flakes
  • 1 cup water
Instructions
  1. In a medium pan add the 2 tablespoons olive oil, pancetta and ¼ cup water, cover and cook over medium heat till pancetta is cooked (not over cooked or crisp) and water has evaporated (approximately 10 minutes).
  2. Uncover and add garlic, can of tomatoes, oregano, basil, salt, hot pepper flakes and 1 cup water. Stir to combine, place lid on pan but leave a small space uncovered, continue cooking over medium heat, stirring occasionally for approximately 15-20 minutes, until thickened.
  3. Add 3 cups cooked pasta, toss together gently till well combined. Serve immediately, top with freshly grated parmesan cheese if desired. Enjoy!

Step by Step Directions

 

 Pasta all'Amatriciana {Tomato Sauce with Pancetta}, fast, easy and classic Italian!

In a medium pan add the 2 tablespoons olive oil, pancetta and 1/4 cup water, cover and cook over medium heat till pancetta is cooked (not over cooked or crisp) and water has evaporated (approximately 10 minutes).

Pasta all'Amatriciana {Tomato Sauce with Pancetta}, fast, easy and classic Italian!

Uncover and add garlic, can of tomatoes, oregano, basil, salt, hot pepper flakes and 1 cup water. Stir to combine, place lid on pan but leave a small space uncovered, continue cooking over medium heat, stirring occasionally for approximately 15-20 minutes, until thickened.

Pasta all'Amatriciana {Tomato Sauce with Pancetta}, fast, easy and classic Italian!

Add 3 cups cooked pasta, toss together gently till well combined. Serve immediately, top with freshly grated parmesan cheese if desired. Enjoy!

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6 Wonderful Comments

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      May 13, 2014

      Hi Sandi, Thanks, I asked a friend of mine whose daughter can’t eat gluten and she said that pancetta is ok, so I hope you try it and like it.

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    May 16, 2014

    How fun you get to live in Rome! This sounds perfectly easy and delicious. Thank you for sharing on Foodie Friday

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      May 17, 2014

      Hi Adelina, thank you, I guess it is a little fun. And this recipe is really easy and so delicious. Give it a try.

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    May 21, 2014

    How fantastic to live in Italy and learn Italian cooking! Thanks so much for sharing with the Let’s Get Real Party.

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