Traditional Spaghetti all’Amatriciana Recipe

Traditional Spaghetti all’Amatriciana Recipe

How To Make Traditional Spaghetti all’Amatriciana

Made with ingredients for the classic Roman pasta such as passata, olive oil, and cheese, this Traditional Spaghetti all’Amatriciana is all about flavor.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 1lbspaghetti
  • 3tbspextra-virgin olive oil,divided, or more if needed
  • 1onion,finely chopped
  • 7ozpancetta bacon,diced
  • 2cupspassata,(crushed tomatoes)
  • 1tbspwater,or more as needed
  • ½tspwhite sugar
  • 2tbspparmesan cheese,grated
  • 1pinchred pepper flakes,or to taste
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper,to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.

  2. Cook the spaghetti in boiling water, stirring occasionally for about 12 minutes, until tender yet firm to the bite.

  3. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and cook the onion for about 5 minutesuntil golden brown.

  4. Add the pancetta and cook, stirring occasionally for 2 to 3 minutes, until crisp.

  5. Pour in the passata, water, and sugar. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes until the sauce has thickened.

  6. Drain the spaghetti and toss with the sauce, remaining olive oil, parmesan cheese, and red pepper flakes.

  7. Season with salt and pepper.


  • Calories: 799.93kcal
  • Fat: 33.06g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.13g
  • Trans Fat: 0.07g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 16.63g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.06g
  • Carbohydrates: 100.79g
  • Fiber: 6.80g
  • Sugar: 11.46g
  • Protein: 25.22g
  • Cholesterol: 35.90mg
  • Sodium: 788.99mg
  • Calcium: 115.94mg
  • Potassium: 963.66mg
  • Iron: 4.17mg
  • Vitamin A: 48.01µg
  • Vitamin C: 15.57mg
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