Bucatini all'Amatriciana is a simple Italian pasta from Amatrice made from Guanciale and just a handful of other ingredients. It comes together in about fifteen minutes and has a mind-blowingly good taste to effort ratio, which makes it the perfect pasta for a quick weeknight meal!
Fill a large pot with well-salted water and bring it to a boil.
In a frying pan over medium heat, add the olive oil and Guanciale and saute until the fat in the guanciale goes from white to translucent.
Add the onions and chili flakes and saute until the onions are tender and the guanciale is just starting to brown. You don't need to get it crisp.
Turn up the heat, and add the wine. Let this boil until it no longer smells like alcohol.
Add the Bucatini to the boiling water while you finish the sauce, and set the timer for 2 minutes less than what the package says.
Add the stewed tomatoes to the sauce, along with the tomato paste and salt.
Use a spatula to chop up the tomatoes. Turn down the heat and let the sauce simmer until the Bucatini is done.
When the Bucatini is cooked, drain it, reserving a bit of the boiling liquid.
Add the Pecorino Romano to the sauce and incorporate it into the sauce.
Add the pasta to the sauce, and stir it together, continuing to cook until the Bucatini is cooked to your liking. If your sauce is too thick, you can add a bit of the reserved boiling liquid to thin it out.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 665Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Vitamin A 380IU8%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.