spaghetti amatriciana

spaghetti amatriciana
  • 15

    min prep time
  • 20

    min cook time
  • 4-6

    serves

ingredients

  • 454g Stefano spaghetti pasta
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 170g guanciale or pancetta, chopped into small cubes
  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 648ml jar Stefano arrabbiata sauce
  • ¼ cup finely grated Pecorino cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

preparation

  1. In a large frying pan, heat olive oil over medium heat.  Add guanciale or pancetta and sauté
  2. until crisp and golden, about 4 minutes. 
  3. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring often, until soft, about 8 minutes.
  4. Add sauce, reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens, 10-12 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. In the meantime, bring a large pot of water to a boil for the pasta.  Salt the water and cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package.  Before draining, reserve about 1 cup of the pasta cooking water.
  6. Add drained pasta to sauce in frying pan and toss vigorously with tongs to coat. Add 1/2 cup of the reserved pasta water and cook until sauce coats pasta, about 2 minutes. (Add a little pasta water if sauce is too dry.) 
  7. Stir in cheese and transfer pasta to bowls. Top with more cheese if desired and serve.

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