This is a quick and easy pasta dish for two with simple ingredients and a little kick of heat from some crushed red pepper flakes. Bring the pasta water to a boil while you prep the ingredients for the sauce and, once you add the pasta to cook, the sauce comes together by the time the pasta is tender.
A 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes adds a nice kick of heat. Start with less if you’re worried about the amount of heat – you can always add more after you give the sauce a taste before serving.
If you want to use jarred marinara sauce just cook the pancetta in the oil, add the sauce, simmer and then continue with the recipe as written.
Recipe adapted from Food Network
Keywords: bucatini all'amatriciana, spicy tomato sauce, pancetta recipe