Rigatoni Amatriciana

Rigatoni Amatriciana

Apr 14, 2023Federico Milone
Rigatoni all'Amatriciana is a classic Italian pasta dish that originates from the town of Amatrice in central Italy. This hearty and flavorful dish features rigatoni pasta tossed with a spicy tomato sauce made with guanciale (cured pork cheek), onion, garlic, and red pepper flakes.
The combination of the spicy tomato sauce with the salty and savory guanciale creates a bold and delicious flavor that's sure to satisfy your cravings. This dish is perfect for a cozy night in or a dinner party with friends.
While the traditional recipe calls for guanciale, you can also use pancetta or bacon as a substitute. So if you're looking for a delicious and easy-to-make pasta dish that's full of flavor, give this recipe a try!
Here's the recipe for rigatoni all'amatriciana:



  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and cook the rigatoni according to the package instructions.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, chop the guanciale into small cubes or strips and sauté over medium-high heat in a skillet with olive oil until crispy.
  3. Add the chopped red onion and garlic to the skillet and cook until translucent, then add the chili flakes.
  4. Crush the San Marzano tomatoes by hand and add them to the skillet, along with a pinch of salt and pepper. Lower the heat and let the sauce simmer for about 10 minutes.
  5. Drain the pasta and add it to the skillet with the sauce. Toss everything together until the pasta is coated evenly.
  6. Serve hot, garnished with grated Pecorino Romano cheese.

Enjoy your amatriciana!

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