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Pasta Amatriciana

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pasta amatriciana

spicy tomato sauce & pasta
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: budget meals, cheap family recipes
Dietary Requirements: Dairy Free
Servings: 4 servings
Cost per portion 25p
Calories: 650.87kcal
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  • 450 g pasta
  • 200 g onion chopped into little half cm dice
  • 1 can tomatoes chopped finely
  • 40 g tomato puree
  • 10 g Garlic
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder
  • 70 g bacon cut into little slithers 1-2 mm x 1 cm with your kitchen scissors
  • 60 ml oil


  • Fry onions, bacon and seasonings in oil then when onions are softened and beginning to go translucent, add chopped tomatoes and their juice, tomato paste, a tspn salt and cook until you have a sauce that is glossy and will coat the pasta like in the picture.
  • Meanwhile, cook the pasta until al dente in a separate saucepan of salted water. Drain well
  • Place the cooked pasta into the pan with the sauce, and toss it until each penne shape is coated with glossy tomatoey bacony loveliness.
  • The sauce is meant to be a concentrated flavour dressing for the pasta (the Italian way) rather than an enormous blob on the top of plain pasta (the English way!)


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Nutrition Facts
pasta amatriciana
Amount Per Serving
Calories 650.87 Calories from Fat 214
% Daily Value*
Fat 23.75g37%
Saturated Fat 3.77g24%
Cholesterol 11.55mg4%
Sodium 129.89mg6%
Potassium 412.45mg12%
Carbohydrates 90.7g30%
Fiber 4.64g19%
Sugar 5.65g6%
Protein 17.77g36%
Vitamin A 88.06IU2%
Vitamin C 5.54mg7%
Calcium 39.65mg4%
Iron 1.82mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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