Spaghetti All’Amatriciana

  • Author: Jenne Kopalek
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x


  • 1 lb (16 oz) spaghetti noodles
  • 2 cloves of garlic; minced
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup pancetta; diced
  • 2 large cans of San Marzano tomatoes; peel whole tomatoes
  • 4 to 6 fresh basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 to 2 cups Pecorino cheese


  1. In a sauce pan add pancetta, garlic and one tablespoon olive oil. Saute until pancetta is cooked.
  2. Fill a large pot with water, one tablespoon olive oil, and salt. Bring to a boil and cook pasta as directed while working on the sauce.
  3. Once pancetta is browned, add the San Marzano tomatoes by crushing them with your hands. Add sauce from can and crushed red pepper. Bring to a low boil. Add basil, salt and pepper.
  4. Drain pasta and reserve a bit of the water with it. Add pasta to a large bowl and toss with sauce adding the sauce in parts. Top with Pecorino cheese and serve.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Italian

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