rigatoni amatriciana

Rigatoni Amatriciana

rigatoni amatriciana

Rigatoni Amatriciana

laurenscravings version ‘cause I know some people will look at those ingredients and go ‘you don’t put THAT in traditional amatriciana’ haha! This is a tried and tested favourite in this house and a lot of my pals in Australia when I was backpacking in 2011 – ask all the girls I lived with – it was my go to dish!⁣
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 3
Calories 568 kcal


  • olive oil
  • 2 small red onion
  • 1 red chilli ⁣
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 200 g smoked back bacon approx 1 pack, or bacon lardons⁣
  • ½ vegetable stock pot ⁣
  • 400 g chopped tomatoes ⁣
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar ⁣
  • 1 tsp honey ⁣
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes ⁣
  • 250 g mezze rigatoni @sainsburys⁣


  • Prepare vegetables: finely slice 2 small red onion and finely chop 2 cloves garlic and 1 red chilli ⁣(de-seed chilli if you don't want it too hot)
  • Chop 200 g smoked back bacon into chunks
  • Soften onions in generous amount of olive oil, then add bacon and cook for further few minutes
  • Add chilli and garlic and cook for 2 minutes
  • Add 400 g chopped tomatoes ⁣⁣, 1/2 vegetable stock pot ⁣, 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar ⁣, 1 tsp honey ⁣, and additional 1/2 tsp chilli flakes ⁣ if you like the sauce spicy / hot
  • Cook 250 g mezze rigatoni in salted boiling water until al dente
  • Add a dash of water to the sauce and simmer on low until sauce flavour intensifies and reaches desired consistency
  • Toss through pasta once cooked and season (with salt & pepper) to taste
  • Optional garnish: grated parmesan mixed with finely chopped parsley or chives


Calories: 568kcalCarbohydrates: 81gProtein: 27gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 811mgPotassium: 843mgFiber: 6gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 401IUVitamin C: 40mgCalcium: 90mgIron: 3mg
Keyword mid week meals, tasty pasta recipes
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