Michelle De La Cerda
Pasta all'Amatriciana - Quick and easy pasta dish with just a few simple ingredients of diced tomatoes, bacon, onion, and red pepper flakes.
garlic clove; thinly sliced
crumbled cooked thick-cut bacon
small onion; thinly sliced
cans diced tomatoes; undrained
Pinch of Red pepper flakes; + if you like it spicy
Salt/pepper; to taste
. long pasta of choice
(spaghetti, fettuccine, angel hair)
Cook pasta one according to package directions reserving about a cup of pasta water.
Cook and crumble the bacon, set aside. (For extra flavor, reserve some drippings to cook the onions)
In a skillet, sauté the onion and the garlic in olive oil (or bacon renderings) until onions are thoroughly cooked, about 7 minutes.
Add all 3 cans of tomatoes with juice, mix thoroughly. Add bacon, pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Bring to simmer and cook until everything is warm; about 3 minutes.
Add cooked pasta straight to sauce with a bit of the pasta water until it reaches the desired thinness, about 1/4 a cup.
Top with pecorino-Romano cheese.