Spaghetti Amatriciana


PREP TIME 15 minutes

COOK TIME 25 minutes

TOTAL TIME 40 minutes

Nutrition Facts


Serving Size: 278g
Servings: 4

Calories: 310

Amount per Serving*% Daily Value
Total Fat11g14%
Saturated Fat3.5g18%
Trans Fat0g
Dietary Fiber9g32%
Total Sugar4g
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 10%
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 105mg 8%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 642mg 15%
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.


ZENB Pasta Variety

Salty guanciale, ZENB Spaghetti, and cherry tomatoes create a mouthwatering dish that is light and decadent. It is also a good source of fiber and low in calories.


  • 8 ounces ZENB Yellow Pea Spaghetti, uncooked
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 ounces guanciale, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 12 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/8 teaspoon each kosher salt & ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Pecorino Romano
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil



Cook ZENB Pasta as directed on package. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta cooking water; drain.


Heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add guanciale; cook 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp. Add garlic and crushed red pepper flakes; cook 1 minute, until fragrant. Stir in tomatoes, reserved pasta water, salt & pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes burst and sauce thickens.


Add cooked pasta; toss gently until evenly coated. Sprinkle with cheese and basil before serving.

Tasty Tips

Amatriciana is a classic Italian dish originating in Amatrice. It gets its flavor from the key ingredients of guanciale, spicy chiles, and Pecorino Romano cheese. Guanciale is a flavorful Italian salt-cured pork cheek with a high fat content. It is available at specialty deli counters, butchers or well-stocked grocery stores.

Substitute pancetta for guanciale.

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