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Amatriciana Pasta

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Amatriciana is a fab quick meal idea, a very simple rustic pasta dish – filling and easy to double to feed a crowd. And such an easy family recipe – it’ll fast become a favourite! 

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Amatriciana pasta with a scattering of freshly grated parmesan and sprinkling of extra chilli flakes.

I really like to make Amatriciana pasta sauce with Heston Syrup & Stout streaky bacon it gives a lovely mellow flavour to the dish, just perfect.

Yield: Serves 4

Amatriciana Pasta

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Rustic italian family meal.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6-8 rashers of bacon - cut into thin strips
  • clove of garlic - finely chopped
  • small onion - finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 2 tins of tomatoes
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • olive oil, salt & pepper
  • 400g penne
  • Grated parmesan to serve

Instructions

  1. Add a good splash of olive oil to a large non-stick frying pan over a low heat.
  2. Tip in the garlic, onion & bacon and cook gently for 10 minutes until browning nicely.
  3. Add the tinned tomatoes, sugar and chilli flakes and bring to the boil - then reduce the heat and simmer with the lid off for around 20 minutes.
  4. When the pasta sauce has around 10 minutes left to cook put the penne on - bring to the boil a large pan of water, add a good pinch of salt and a swirl of olive oil, once it’s bubbling add the penne. Bring the pan back to the boil and then turn down to a simmer - keep the lid off. Stir the penne every few minutes to prevent it from sticking together. Simmer for around 12 minutes.
  5. When the pasta is cooked drain it using a colander and then tip it into the pan with the amatriciana sauce and toss together until the pasta is well coated.

Notes

Divide between the dishes and scatter with parmesan cheese - this is nice served with steamed green beans tossed in olive oil & lemon.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 370Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 638mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 18g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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