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
370 calories/serving
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kid-friendly
  • Heart-healthy


1 slice chicken bacon, chopped 20 g
1/2 onions, thinly sliced 100 g
1/3 dried chili peppers, minced 0.2 g
9 tbsp canned tomatoes (diced) 140 g
2 tsp olive oil 10 mL
160 g gluten free/wheat free spaghetti
2 tbsp pasta cooking water 30 mL
2 tbsp Romano cheese, grated 6 g
1 pinch salt [optional] 0.2 g
ground pepper to taste [optional]
paper towels

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.


  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.


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)


% Daily Value




6 g

10 %

Saturated 1.4 g
+ Trans 0 g

7 %


10 mg


210 mg

9 %


66 g

22 %


4 g

14 %


6 g

Net Carbs

62 g


10 g

Vitamin A

13 %

Vitamin C

17 %


10 %


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


This recipe is :
Diet-related health claims  :
Good source of  :
Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium
Source of  :
Calcium, Fibre, Folacin, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E
Low  :
Cholesterol, Saturated Fat
Free  :
Added Sugar, Trans Fat


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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This recipe is in the following categories

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