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Two plates of pasta noodles topped with sauce and served with toast.

Pasta Amatriciana Sauce

Named after the town of Amatrice, in Lazio, Pasta Amatriciana Sauce includes zesty tomato sauce flavored with savory pancetta, onion and garlic. A traditional dish perfect for any occasion.

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

  1. Bring 5 quarts of salted water to a boil for pasta. Cook pasta according to package instruction. Reserve 1 cup of pasta cooking water to finish sauce.
  2. Meanwhile in a large saucepan, simmer onions, garlic and pancetta in olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Once onions become soft and transclucent, about 5 minutes, turn up heat to medium.
  3. Add tomatoes to the pan. Bring to a quick boil, then reduce heat and simmer while pasta cooks. Toss hot pasta with sauce and cook together for another 2 minutes to marry flavors.
  4. Serve pasta with grated Pecorino Romano.

Pasta Amatriciana Sauce

Named after the town of Amatrice, in Lazio, Pasta Amatriciana Sauce includes zesty tomato sauce flavored with savory pancetta, onion and garlic. A traditional dish perfect for any occasion.