Penne alla amatriciana

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
4 tablespoons Virgin olive oil
1 medium Onion; chopped 1/2" dice
¼ pounds Pancetta; cut 1/4" dice
1 teaspoon Crushed red pepper flakes
2 cups Basic Tomato Sauce; see * Note
1 pounds Penne pasta
2 tablespoons Salt
¼ pounds Freshly-grated Pecorino cheese

* Note: See the "Basic Tomato Sauce" recipe which is included in this collection.

Bring 6 quarts of water to a boil and add 2 tablespoons salt. In a large 12- to 14-inch saute pan heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, pancetta and saute until the onion is translucent and very soft, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add the red pepper flakes and Basic Tomato Sauce and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add the penne to the boiling water and cook according to the package directions, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain the pasta in a colander over the sink. Pour the hot pasta into the sauce pan. Return the pasta mixture to the stove and cook for about 1 minute longer, mixing thoroughly. Pour the pasta into a heated serving dish, sprinkle with lots of grated cheese and serve immediately. This recipe yields 4 servings.

Recipe Source: MOLTO MARIO with Mario Batali From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # MB-5648 broadcast 02-21-1996) Downloaded from their Web-Site -

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07-10-1998

Recipe by: Mario Batali

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