Spaghetti all'amatriciana

Spicy and cheesy tomato-based spaghetti sauce.



  1. Grate the pecorino and keep it aside.
  2. Mince the chili pepper(s) and keep it/them aside.
  3. Cut the guanciale in thin stripes and cook them in the oil with the minced pepper(s) for about 3 minutes on medium/high heat.
  4. Douse with the wine and turn up the heat. Cook until the alcohol has evaporated.
  5. Lower the heat to medium and add the passata, some salt and plenty of pepper. Cook for about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, start to boil plenty of water for the pasta.
  6. Once the water starts boiling add salt and the pasta. Cook until it’s al dente.
  7. Once finished add the sauce and the pecorino/parmesan to the pasta, mix well and serve immediately. Optionally you can add some pecorino or parmesan on top.


Recipe tags: italian pasta

Recipe posted on: 2021-03-30, last edited on: 2021-03-30, written by: Sylvain Gauthier