Barilla Rigatoni Amatriciana

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Barilla Rigatoni Amatriciana
Barilla

An Italian sauce hailing from the city of Rome, amatriciana is a traditional pasta sauce based on the use of pork, Pecorino cheese, and tomatoes. This recipe uses a little pancetta and adds aromatics like garlic, red pepper flakes, and basil to make it an incredibly flavorful but easy dish to make. 

4
Servings
859
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound rigatoni, preferably Barilla
  • One 26-ounce jar of marinara sauce, preferably Barilla
  • 1 large yellow onion, julienned
  • 5 Ounces pancetta, julienned
  • 4 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 Teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 Cup water
  • 5 basil leaves, chiffonade
  • 1/2 Cup Pecorino Romano cheese, shredded

Directions

Cook the pasta according to package instructions in a pot of boiling, salted water.

In a large skillet, sauté the onion and pancetta in the olive oil for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for 3 more minutes. Add the sauce and 1 cup of water, season with salt, and simmer until the sauce is at the right consistency. Drain the pasta and toss with the sauce and basil. Toss with the cheese right before serving.

Rigatoni Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Rigatoni Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
37g
56%
Sugar
15g
N/A
Saturated Fat
10g
50%
Cholesterol
44mg
15%
Protein
28g
55%
Carbs
103g
34%
Vitamin A
85µg
9%
Vitamin B12
0.4µg
6%
Vitamin B6
0.6mg
32.3%
Vitamin C
7mg
11%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
7mg
34%
Vitamin K
37µg
46%
Calcium
264mg
26%
Fiber
8g
31%
Folate (food)
53µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
53µg
13%
Iron
3mg
19%
Magnesium
109mg
27%
Monounsaturated
18g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
11mg
53%
Phosphorus
466mg
67%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
987mg
28%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
16.6%
Sodium
1254mg
52%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
18%
Zinc
3mg
19%

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