Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Pasta Amatriciana

They say, "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach".
 I think that that is a little true for my husband and I, he loves this pasta dish and I think that every time that I make it he loves me a little bit more!
The beauty of it all is that this is a really easy dish to make, only a few ingredients to put together and that's it .... The smell in your house will make everybody hungry so make sure to make enough.
You can freeze the sauce and use it within a month.
If you are a vegetarian you can use "veggie bacon" insted of the real deal and if you rather have something "less fatty" use turkey bacon, it will be equally delicious.
So, go on and try this easy pasta recipe and make your husband,(or your wife), fall in love with you all over again.


1 small onion chopped
2 or 3 garlic cloves minced
6 TBSP olive oil
1tspn chilli flakes (this is optional depending on your taste)
6 slices of bacon cut in little pieces
12 oz can of plain crushed tomato ( you can use fresh tomatoes and crush them in a blender)
salt and pepper to taste
500gm pasta (penne, rigatoni, fusilli ....)
parmiggiano cheese (the real deal )

In a frying pan put the olive oil, onion, garlic and chilli flakes ,(if you are using them), cook for a few minutes untill the onion and garlic are nice and gold, add the bacon, cook for a few minutes.
Add the crushed tomato, salt and pepper , stir, bring to a nice boil on medium/high heat, put a lid on the pan leaving a little open space, ( i usually put a wooden spoon between the lid and the pan), reduce to low and let cook for about 30 minutes. stir occasionaly.
Cook the pasta according to package and mix it with the sauce.
Sprinkle with parsley and parmiggiano cheese.
cook onion and garlic
add bacon
add crushed tomato, bring to a boil
Amatriciana <3

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