Pasta with Tomato, Bacon, and Onion—Pasta alla Amatriciana
Why This Recipe Works
For a pasta alla Amatriciana recipe that would do this classic sauce justice, we used pancetta, if available (and substituted bacon if not). A sauce made with diced tomato and hot red pepper flakes gave us the bold, brash flavor we were looking for in our Amatriciana recipe. Adding the cooked pancetta at the end kept it crisp.