italian traditional pasta amatriciana sauce recipe

Bucatini all Amatriciana Sauce Recipe

This traditional Roman dish is an absolute win. Easy and quick to make, try it today.
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Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: amatriciana, bucatini, roman dish
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 597kcal
Author: Nonna Box


  • 320 g bucatini or spaghetti or spaghettoni
  • 300 g peeled tomatoes 4-5 ripe tomatoes in season
  • 120 g guanciale thick sliced - pancetta or seasoned bacon works well too
  • 50 g pecorino cheese grated, delicate and not too salty
  • 1 peperoncino
  • 1/2 glass white wine dry
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Fresh tomatoes are always recommended and so to start the preparation of the meal, boil them for a few moments in boiling salted water, then drain and cool them under running water. After peeling them, remove the seeds and cut them into fillets.
  • Bring a large pot of water to the boil.
  • In a pan (preferably an iron skillet) heat the oil and add the guanciale cut into strips about a couple of centimeters long.
  • When it starts to melt, add the pepper. Cook the guanciale until it has browned, then simmer it with the white wine. Let it evaporate, drain the pork cheek and keep warm.
  • In the same skillet put tomatoes that you prepared in step one and cook for the same time of the pasta.
  • Add salt to the boiling water, then add the pasta and cook for the time indicated on the pasta box.
  • When the pasta is almost cooked, add the guanciale to the sauce in the iron skillet and remove the peperoncino.
  • Drain the pasta al dente and transfer it to the pan with the sauce.
  • Remove from heat and add the grated pecorino and fresh ground pepper to taste.
  • Mix well and serve immediately sprinkling your pasta all'amatriciana with more grated pecorino cheese.


Serving: 100g | Calories: 597kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 520mg | Potassium: 351mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 9.1mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 1.9mg
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