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Ready for a flavorful new twist on the same old spaghetti? Our Amatriciana with Linguine sounds fancy, but comes together fast with a few simple ingredients. Packed with flavor, this savory tomato-bacon based sauce is impressive enough for guests but easy enough for everyday!

This is a guest post from Sammi of Grounded & Surrounded

We don’t eat pasta dishes often in our home. However, when we do we make this delicious recipe! Amatriciana was lovingly written into my recipe book years ago. I love the simplicity of the ingredients and the ease of preparation. Let’s not forgot the incredible flavor!

Amatriciana is a fancy word for a pasta sauce made with tomatoes, bacon (or an authentic Italian cured pork), and red pepper flakes. We serve ours with linguine pasta, but use whatever you have on hand. Spaghetti noodles work well too!

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If you are needing a new way to eat “spaghetti”, this may be it! The bacon and red pepper flakes are the perfect combination for a savory sauce with a little kick.

The simple and fresh ingredients you need for linguine amatriciana

Here is what you need:

12 oz bacon
1/2 large onion, diced
1/2 tsp garlic powder or 2 fresh cloves, minced
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
2-14.5oz cans stewed tomatoes, un-drained
1 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped (about 5 leaves)
16 oz box linguine pasta
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp salt

Dice the bacon and cook in a pan

Step 1: Heat a large saute pan on the stove over med-high heat. Dice bacon strips into bite-sized pieces. Fry bacon until crispy.

Dice the onion

Step 2: On a small cutting board, dice onion into small pieces.

Boil a large pot of water for the pasta

Step 3: Start heating a large pot of water to a boil for the pasta.

Saute onions with bacon and add red pepper flakes

Step 4: Add diced onions and red pepper flakes to the pan of cooked bacon (and the grease). Saute for 2-3 minutes or until onions are translucent.

Chop basil and add to the onion sautee

Step 5: On a small cutting board, finely dice fresh basil leaves as the onions saute.

Add pasta to boiling water

Step 6: Add 16 oz of linguine pasta to the boiling water. Cook until just shy of al dente. Boil the linguine noodles for 9 minutes, though the box says 11-13 minutes for fully cooked pasta. The noodles will finish cooking in the pasta sauce.

Add tomatoes to bacon and onion saute and let simmer

Step 7: To the pan of bacon and onions, add the garlic, stewed tomatoes, basil, salt, and pepper. Bring to a simmer for 5 minutes while breaking up the tomatoes . The sauce will begin to thicken.

Add pasta to tomato sauce

Step 8: With a pasta fork, add the not quite al dente pasta to the pan of red sauce. Stir the pasta and sauce together over low-medium heat for 2-3 more minutes.

Serve linguine amatriciana topped with parmesan cheese and some chopped basil for a delicious homemade dinner

 

Step 9: Remove the pasta and sauce mixture from heat. Serve topped with additional chopped basil and Parmesan cheese.

 

Recipe Notes: Boil your entire package of noodles (16oz) and save 1/4 (4oz) of cooked noodles in the fridge for later.

 

Amatriciana with Linguine

If you are needing a new way to eat "spaghetti", this may be it! The bacon and red pepper flakes are the perfect combination for a savory sauce with a little kick.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Amatriciana with Linguine
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 oz bacon
  • 1/2 large onion diced
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder or 2 fresh cloves minced
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2-14.5 oz cans stewed tomatoes undrained
  • 1 Tbsp fresh basil chopped (about 5 leaves)
  • 16 oz box linguine pasta
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Heat a large saute pan on the stove over med-high heat. Dice bacon strips into bite-sized pieces. Fry bacon until crispy.
  2. On a small cutting board, dice onion into small pieces.
  3. Start heating a large pot of water to a boil for the pasta.
  4. Add diced onions and red pepper flakes to the pan of cooked bacon (and the grease). Saute for 2-3 minutes or until onions are translucent.
  5. On a small cutting board, finely dice fresh basil leaves as the onions saute.
  6. Add 16 oz of linguine pasta to the boiling water. Cook until just shy of al dente. Boil the linguine noodles for 9 minutes, though the box says 11-13 minutes for fully cooked pasta. The noodles will finish cooking in the pasta sauce.
  7. To the pan of bacon and onions, add the garlic, stewed tomatoes, basil, salt, and pepper. Bring to a simmer for 5 minutes while breaking up the tomatoes . The sauce will begin to thicken.
  8. On a small cutting board, dice onion into small pieces. With a pasta fork, add the not quite al dente pasta to the pan of red sauce. Stir the pasta and sauce together over low-medium heat for 2-3 more minutes.
  9. Remove the pasta and sauce mixture from heat. Serve topped with additional chopped basil and Parmesan cheese.

Recipe Notes

Boil your entire package of noodles (16oz) and save 1/4 (4oz) of cooked noodles in the fridge for later.

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Sammi Ricke likes to keep things simple, delicious, and nutritious in her kitchen. She enjoys the challenge of finding unique ways to incorporate “just one more whole food” into every meal while leaving just enough room for life’s essentials: chocolate and peanut butter. If you are looking for “healthified” versions of your family’s favorite meals be sure to visit Sammi’s Grounded & Surrounded Blog. You can also find her on Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook.

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