This dish is not only an Italian classic but it’s also super simple and quick to make! Whip up this Amatriciana sauce after a long day of work and enjoy the delicious flavors of the guanciale mixed with the aromatic tomato sauce. Don’t forget to top it with a layer of creamy Parmesan cheese and a drizzle of silky olive oil for the final touch!
First, start boiling the water for the pasta and heat up a medium sized pan on medium heat. When the pan is hot, drizzle in a little olive oil then add the guanciale/pancetta.
Let the guanciale/pancetta fry in the oil for 5-6 minutes or until they are lightly browned and crispy.
Now, slowly pour the tomato sauce in the pan. Tear up the basil into chunks and add it to the sauce along with a few shakes of red pepper flakes and salt and pepper. Mix everything together and let the sauce simmer while the pasta continues cooking.
Once the pasta is ready, drain it and add it to the saucepan. Once again, mix everything together well so the pasta is completely coated.
Serve the Amatriciana with a drizzle of olive oil and either Parmesan or Pecorino cheese grated on top. Enjoy!