Spicy Tomato Pasta Amatrciana Pasta

Spicy Tomato Pasta | Amatriciana Pasta


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 12 oz. pancetta or bacon diced
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • 3 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 28 oz. crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tsp sugar more to taste if needed
  • 1 lb. spaghetti or linguine noodles cooked al dente
  • Parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat oil in pan and add bacon or pancetta.  Cook until crispy
  • Add in garlic and onion and cook until softened.
  • Add in tomatoes, red pepper flakes and sugar.  Add salt and pepper to taste and additional sugar if needed.  Bring to a boil and cook until slightly thickened. 
  • Add in fresh basil and serve over pasta.  Garnish with Parmesan cheese and additional basil if wanted.