Easiest, tastiest, you’re-so-gonna-fall-in-love-with-this meal —————> RIGHT HERE. Right now. All for you. Let’s do this!
This right here is simple, comfort food at it’s best! I’m a huge fan of simple food. Ahem, let me correct myself. I am a huge fan of simple, FLAVORFUL food. Food that is easy to make// food that is easy to clean up// food that simply serves you with a hearty dose of HELLO, WORLD fabulous flavor. This quick and easy Bucatini all’Amatriciana is just that…!
The base of this sauce is bacon. Lots and lots of BACON! That’s where the dish gets its massively awesome flavor from, so please trust me when I say you don’t want to cut this part out. It literally makes the dish 😉
The rest of the sauce consists of onion, garlic, a kiss of butter, and just a touch of crushed red pepper flakes. Oh! And tomatoes, of course. There’s a whole can of crushed tomatoes in there.
The sauce only needs about 25 minutes to simmer, so I suggest starting your pasta a few minutes after you put the finishing touches on the sauce. That way they both finish around the same time. The pasta, btw, is bucatini. And it’s equally fun to eat and say. C was running around the house shouting bucatini-BUCATINI-b-u-c-a-t-i-n-i all last night… I swear, sometimes living with a grown man is like owning a giant 2-year-old.
When your pasta is cooked to al dente perfection (I actually recommend pulling it out of the water even before it’s al dente, but I like a good snap to my pasta…) you’ll simply add it to the sauce, stir like crazy to coat every strand, and step back to admire your bucatini masterpiece! Also, your kitchen will be smelling crazy good. Expect people to have wandered in… I always fight them off with a wooden spoon. Cook gets the first bowl! Sluuuuuurp.
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Quick and Easy Bucatini all’Amatriciana