Kat’s Amatriciana pasta

Posted: November 30, 2010 in Pasta

If you’ve wondered where I was, I have a good excuse! Home alone, working 4 days a week and playing entertainer to DS who is nearly two and very active!

Tonight I got home and realised I needed to use up some bacon and we hadn’t had pasta for a while. Initially I thought of making my pesto pasta with caramelised onions however I was all out of pesto and had no time to whip up another lot. So from there I decided on a tomato base and the amatriciana was born.

Amatriciana sauce originates from Italy and is a tomato sauce with herbs, smoked bacon etc. Here is a quick version.

Kat’s Amatriciana Pasta
Recipe By: Me
Serving Size: 4
Cuisine: Italian
Main Ingredient: Chorizo
Categories: Pasta

-= Ingredients =-
250 gram pasta
1 each onion ; chopped
1/2 each Capsicum ; chopped
1 clove garlic ; crushed
5 each Mushroom ; sliced
4 rashers Bacon ; diced
1/2 each Red chilli ; diced
1 each Chorizo sausages ; sliced
400 gram passata ; or diced tomatoes
1 pinch salt
1 pinch pepper

-= Instructions =-
Boil water, add salt and pasta cook until al dente. While cooking, fry garlic, chilli, onion, bacon, chorizo until chorizo is cooked. Add capsicum, passata or diced tomatoes, basil and mushrooms, season and simmer until cooked. Drain pasta. Serve pasta with tomato chorizo mixture, parmesan cheese and garlic bread.

  1. Kathryn says:

    Holy freakin yum, Kat!

  2. Kat says:

    Thankyou Kathryn. Hard to do while home alone and with a crappy camera, but oh well E ate it đŸ™‚

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