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Spaghetti all'Amatriciana

68 Reviews
93% would make this recipe again

Spaghetti with bacon, tomatoes, and chili pepper.

Amatriciana sauce hails from «Amatrice», a small town not far from Rome.

Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 15 min
380 calories/serving
  • Very easy
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Kid-friendly
  • Heart-healthy

Ingredients

1 slice bacon, chopped 20 g
1/2 onions, thinly sliced 100 g
1/3 dried chili peppers, minced 0.1 g
2 tsp olive oil 10 mL
9 tbsp canned tomatoes (diced) 140 g
160 g spaghetti
2 tbsp pasta cooking water 30 mL
2 tbsp Romano cheese, grated 6 g
paper towels
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Before you start

Keep the serving dishes in the oven at the lowest setting so they are warm when you serve.

Put a colander in the sink to drain the cooked pasta so that it will be ready when needed.

Method

  1. Chop the bacon and sauté the pieces in a nonstick pan over medium heat until they are crispy, then drain them on a paper towel.
  2. Finely slice the onion, mince the chili pepper and add them to the pan. Add the oil and cook over medium heat about 5 min until the onion is soft and translucent. Add the bacon.
  3. To save time, the rest of the sauce preparation and pasta cooking can be done at the same time. Cook the pasta.
  4. Meanwhile, add the diced tomatoes to the pan, bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium, cover, and cook about 10 min (same amount of time as the spaghetti).
  5. Drain the spaghetti, reserving the required amount of pasta cooking water. Pour the spaghetti into the pan, add the reserved cooking water, sprinkle with grated Romano and mix well. Serve in the warmed dishes.

Remarks

This sauce can be made up to 7 days ahead, refrigerated, then reheated while you cook the pasta.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (320g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

380

Fat

7 g

10 %

Saturated 1.5 g
+ Trans 0 g

8 %

Cholesterol

10 mg

Sodium

380 mg

16 %

Carbohydrate

67 g

22 %

Fibre

4 g

18 %

Sugars

4 g

Protein

13 g

Vitamin A

13 %

Vitamin C

17 %

Calcium

7 %

Iron

12 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 1 serving
Grain Products : 2 ¾ servings
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : 0 serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Free  :
Added Sugar, Trans Fat
Low  :
Cholesterol, Saturated Fat
Source of  :
Calcium, Copper, Folacin, Iron, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E
Good source of  :
Fibre, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Zinc
Excellent source of  :
Manganese, Selenium
Diet-related health claims  :
Heart-healthy

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 4
Vegetables 1
Meat and Alternatives 0
Fats 1

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68 Reviews (65 with rating only ) 93% would make this recipe again
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65535
december 01, 2011 | I would make this recipe again

I might run it through the blender real quick afterwards next time to even out the consistency. Substituted dried crushed chilis for freshly chopped ones and hot salami instead of Bacon. Cooked the Onions in the Salami oil for an extra spicy kick

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natsimon
april 30, 2011 | I would make this recipe again

Liked it. Would have liked a little more flavour, but it was very good.

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slinkilinki
october 04, 2009

If not for the Romano cheese, I think this recipe would have been rather underwhelming (is that a word?). Used the bacon, but even as I was making the sauce, it didn't look promising. The four-serving sauce size seemed more like a one-serving size. Not bad for a light meal, but I prefer more substance.

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This recipe is in the following categories

Tomatoes | Pasta | Main courses/Entrées | Heart-healthy | Low Saturated Fat | High Fibre | Low Cholesterol | Italian

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slinkilinki
october 04, 2009

If not for the Romano cheese, I think this recipe would have been rather underwhelming (is that a word?). Used the bacon, but even as I was making the sauce, it didn't look promising. The four-serving sauce size seemed more like a one-serving size. Not bad for a light meal, but I prefer more substance.

Useful 2
65535
december 01, 2011 | I would make this recipe again

I might run it through the blender real quick afterwards next time to even out the consistency. Substituted dried crushed chilis for freshly chopped ones and hot salami instead of Bacon. Cooked the Onions in the Salami oil for an extra spicy kick

Useful 0
natsimon
april 30, 2011 | I would make this recipe again

Liked it. Would have liked a little more flavour, but it was very good.

Useful 0