Pasta Amatriciana

Pressed for time? Need a last minute idea? This is it! This recipe is so super quick, and also so delicious, it ended up on my permanent list of go to’s for busy days. Trust me, I’m forever running around, I’m out finding you great restaurants, I’m cooking and cleaning, and, oh yeah, I also have a “real job”. So I can relate to all the busy peeps that are in need for a quick but amazing dinner from your very own kitchen. This might also be great for beginners! It is a recipe by Naomi Pomeroy, an award winning chef, and it goes to show you that excellent food doesn’t have to be complicated, time consuming or high end. Trust me, you’re gonna love it!


What you’ll need:

  • 4 oz bacon strips, roughly chopped
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 4 – 5 garlic cloves, diced
  • tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 tsp Eseplettte or Aleppo pepper
  • 1/4 tsp red chili flakes
  • 6 oz canned diced tomates
  • pinch of sugar
  • 1 lb pasta
  • 1/2 bunch scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 oz fresh parmigiano-reggiano cheese\

In a large sauce pan, cook the bacon over medium heat until the edges start to brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the olive oil and raise the heat to medium/high. Add the onions and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for another minute. Add the tomato paste and cook for another 2 minutes. Add Espelette/Aleppo pepper, chili flakes and tomatoes. Cook for 3 minutes.

Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package. Before draining the pasta, reserve 1 1/2 cups of the of the water it was cooking in.

Add the tomato/bacon mixture to the drained pasta. Add the reserved pasta water. Mix well. Add scallions and top withs cheese.


Bon Appétit!

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Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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