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Penne All'Amatriciana

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon
Total time 30 mins
Yield Serves 4
This simple penne pasta dish features pancetta, diced tomatoes, red chile flakes, and parmesan cheese.


  • 8 ounces penne pasta
  • 4 ounces pancetta or good-quality bacon, cubed
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 large can (28 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon red chile flakes
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 362
  • caloriesfromfat 23 %
  • protein 14 g
  • fat 9.4 g
  • satfat 3.3 g
  • carbohydrate 56 g
  • fiber 3.7 g
  • sodium 856 mg
  • cholesterol 13 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.

  2. Cook pancetta in a large frying pan over medium-high heat until partly translucent. Spoon off most of drippings. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring often, until browned, 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients except parmesan and cook over high heat until juices have reduced by half, about 10 minutes. Add pasta, stir to coat, and transfer to a bowl. Sprinkle with parmesan.

  3. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.