Named after the Italian town, Amatrice, Amatriciana sauce is a classic Italian spicy red sauce traditionally made with guanciale (cured pork cheek), black pepper and/or red pepper flakes and pecorino cheese. Needless to say, it's a sauce packed with flavor and today we're sharing our recipe with you!
What you'll need:
- 28 oz. can of whole peeled tomatoes
- 1 lb. bucatini
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 lb. guanciale or pancetta, diced
- 2 tbsp. evoo
- 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
- 1 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
- handful fresh basil leaves
- pecorino cheese, grated
- salt and pepper to taste
In a food processor, blend tomatoes until smooth and set aside.
: In a large skillet, heat olive oil and add guanciale or pancetta. Sautee for five minutes or until golden brown.
: Add in garlic and red pepper flakes and sautee for one minute. Next, add tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper. On medium-low heat, stir and then let cook, uncovered for about 15 minutes. The sauce will thicken. Toss with your cooked bucatini and garnish with parsley and cheese!