Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Salsa All' Amatriciana by Giada

When my kids walk in from schooland smell this simmering, they say the same thing every time !
"OOhh ! Oohh ! Is that the sauce with the bacon ?" Making this sauce makes me happy because I always know how they will react. They love it !
The recipe is from one of my favorite cookbooks, Everyday Italian by Giada de Laurentiis.
This is super easy, and fabulous. comfort. comfort. comfort.

A family favorite of ours !!

{I originally posted this last year, but forgot to take a photo.}

Salsa All' Amatriciana { Giada de Laurentiis }

2 tablespoons olive oil
6 ounces pancetta, diced ( I use 6-8 slices of bacon )
1 yellow onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
1 (14-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more for seasoning
1/2 cup grated Pecorino Romano ( I use freshly grated Parm. Reggiano )
1 lb. favorite pasta

For the sauce:
In a large heavy skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the pancetta or bacon and cook, stirring constantly, until golden brown, about 5 to 7 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove the pancetta/bacon and reserve.

Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Add the tomatoes, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, and the cooked pancetta/bacon.

Simmer, uncovered, over medium-low heat until the sauce thickens, about 15 minutes. Stir in the cheese and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve over your favorite pasta.
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{Also participating in DIY Day over at A soft Place to Land & the krazy kitchen & Tuesdays at the Table.}


Sage said...

I have a sauce very similar to your; nothing beats that specail taste of pancetta.

Laura Beth said...

My Mom and I have become addicted to your recipes.. going back through your whole blog to right them down and try them! This will be like all the rest...something I try immediately if not sooner!
Thanks for all the quick yummy recipes and please keep them coming!!

Anonymous said...

This is definitely the time of year for comfort food. Pasta with tomato sauce is lovely. Add bacon? I'm hooked!

Maggie B said...

Great recipe and one I'll try this winter I'm sure. Quick & easy!
I saw Giada's show on TV whilst on vacation last month & was very impressed with her style of cooking.
Thanks for reminding me about her.

silk purse said...

Sounds so yummy, that I want some!.., I'll have to try the recipe later!..,

Thanks for popping by to, The Plumed Pen blog for TUESDAY TEA FOR TWO, little blogging tea party.~ Glad you enjoyed the pictures!..,


Anonymous said...

just looking at the picture makes me say "ohh ohh!"

Delightful Dwelling said...

Oh yum, I will have to try this one.

Rue said...

Oh how I love that sauce! My husband is crazy for anything with bacon on it or in it LOL


Cole said...

Wow, that sounds (and looks) so yummy!!

Thanks for sharing with TATT!

Jessi said...

MMMM Sounds and looks YUMMY! I will have to try this out next week since I have the rest of the week planned out already. Keep up the awesome recipes!

Mama Kat said...

It looks so good I feel like I can smell it from here! YUM!!

Pamela said...

Oh, I think I'm gonna have to try this ASAP.

sealaura said...

looks so tasty. i wish I walked into your kitchen after school. :)

Kathleen said...

This sounds delish! I think I'll try it when my son comes home from college next week. Bacon and pasta-perfect boy food! ;)

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

We love these fabulous Italian dishes! Awesome! Love this recipe! Check out my Norwegian Fruit Bread recipe! Happy Foodie Friday!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Giada does it again! This sauce sounds wonderful and I can't wait to try it.


Mary said...

That really looks and sounds delicious. Her recipes are always so good. I know my family will love this one.

heartnsoulcooking said...

This looks and sounds delicious.

Martha (Menagerie) said...

Ooooo, ahhhhh! this does sound extra delicious! It's definitely going on my list to make for my family too - yum! Thanks for linking it up to Monday Munchies :-)

Its So Very Cheri said...

Yummy----I have a party every week- Its So Very Creative (mondays)--would love to have you. I will have to try this.

A new follower

Sophie said...

A truly lovely & easy dinner!


Karine said...

Your dish sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing! :)


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