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Spaghetti all'Amatriciana

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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
400 calories/serving
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Kid-friendly

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 gluten free/wheat free 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 non-stick 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 (190g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

400

Fat

10 g

15 %

Saturated 3.7 g
+ Trans 0 g

19 %

Cholesterol

10 mg

Sodium

170 mg

7 %

Carbohydrate

66 g

22 %

Fibre

4 g

14 %

Sugars

6 g

Protein

10 g

Vitamin A

13 %

Vitamin C

17 %

Calcium

10 %

Iron

17 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 1 serving
Grain Products : 2 ¼ servings
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : 0 serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Source of  :
Calcium, Fibre, Folacin, Manganese, Niacin, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E
Good source of  :
Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium
Free  :
Added Sugar

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 4
Vegetables 1
Meat and Alternatives 0
Fats 1 ½

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This recipe is in the following categories

Pasta | Tomatoes | Main courses/Entrées | High Iron | Italian