12-12-12, what’s for dinner?

December 12, 2012

Penne All’Amatriciana

Something simple & easy. Hey, the Mayan calendar is coming to an end so you might as well use up those staples you have in the cupboard already!


  • 8 ounces penne pasta
  • 4 ounces pancetta or good-quality bacon, cubed
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 large can (28 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon red chile flakes
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  2. Cook pancetta in a large frying pan over medium-high heat until partly translucent. Spoon off most of drippings. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring often, until browned, 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients except parmesan and cook over high heat until juices have reduced by half, about 10 minutes. Add pasta, stir to coat, and transfer to a bowl. Sprinkle with parmesan.

Jane Ingraham, San Marcos, CA, Sunset



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