Rigatoni all’Amatriciana – Searching for Italy Recipe

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Amatriciana sauce (also referred to as sugo all’amatriciana) is a rich pasta sauce that’s made with guanciale (a cured pork cheek). It might sound weird to use pork cheek, but trust us, it’s absolutely my favorite. Which is why I was so excited to see it featured by Armando al Pantheon in the Rome episode of Searching for Italy.


Since getting a hold of guanciale can be a bit of a challenge, you can swap it out for pancetta or a really nice fatty piece of great quality bacon. Also, the recipe uses rigatoni since it does a good job of holding such a thick sauce, but honestly any pasta will work.

Rigatoni allAmatriciana Recipe
Rigatoni allAmatriciana Recipe

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