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Spaghetti Al’amatriciana

Spaghetti Al’amatriciana

  • 2oz. pancetta
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • Chili flakes (to taste)
  • Pecorino and Romano cheeses (to taste)
  • Pomodoro Sauce
  • 1 yellow onion, small diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 shallot, small diced


  • 3 – 16oz. cans of whole or diced tomatoes (He uses Alta Cucina brand which are San Marzano tomatoes from California)
  • To make the Pomodoro sauce, sweat down all the vegetables in a skillet, add the canned tomato sauce and reduce by half.
  • Slice the pancetta and cook on medium high heat in a separate skillet until it crisps up, then add the sliced garlic. Once the garlic has browned, add the Pomodoro sauce and combine. -Add spaghetti pasta to the sauce (about a nickel size holding it in your hand of dried per serving x 4), toss, and cook on medium-low heat for 1 minute. Take off the burner and add chili flakes, cheese and olive oil to taste.
  • Pairs well with Nonna’s meatballs in Tavernonna!

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