This rustic Italian recipe for Pasta all Amatriciana is perfect for a weeknight meal. Quick and easy to make, Pasta all Amatriciana has a gorgeously rich tomato sauce, smoky pancetta, a hint of chilli and freshly grated pecorino romano cheese weaved through Garofalo pasta.
This recipe is a celebration of all things Italian cuisine.
Hailing from the mountainous town of Amatrice in the 1600s, this rustic Italian shepherd’s recipe uses ingredients that were readily available to shepherds to keep them warm through bitter winters.
They would use:
- Guanciale or pancetta from their pigs,
- Tomatoes and onions from the orchards,
- Pecorino cheese made from sheep’s milk,
- And fresh pasta made by their wives.
Fresh homemade Italian Fried Pizza, ready from scratch in 10 minutes? Topped with garlicky tomato sauce, chunks of mozzarella and fresh basil leaves? Oh yeah. Homemade pizza doesn’t get better than this!
Alright, hands up who loves homemade pizza?!
Oh boy, have we got a treat for you.
Not only is this homemade Italian Fried Pizza recipe super delicious and super cute, it’s also super easy to make – in less than 10 minutes.
Yep. You read that right.
Forget the oven, no need to wait for it to pre-heat. All you need is one little frying pan and you are SET.
As they say, with great power comes great responsibility.
So, guys – are you ready for this??
Crispy crunchy, super thin and delicately sweet: We dare you to stop at just one of these Italian Butter Cookies. Only four ingredients and a super easy recipe stand between you and these tasty little morsels, which go amazingly with coffee or tea, smothered in chocolate, or dished up with ice cream. Ooooh yeah.
These little Italian biscuits are the bomb. With a name that translates to tongue of the cat (or even cat languages, if you trusted google translate 😛 ) how could you resist?
What could be faster than mac and cheese? Your very own Cacio e Pepe, of course. Literally consisting of pasta, pecorino romano cheese and cracked black pepper, it’s the sophisticated take on mac and cheese for adults that you’ve been waiting for.
So this week we tried an Italian recipe that is going to BLOW your cheese-loving minds.
(Assuming you are as massive lovers of cheese as we are. You ARE, aren’t you??)
Now, this recipe comes to you by way of our good friend Stefan. We first caught up in Venice at our friend Beppe’s apartment (and you might remember both of them from this little recipe-fail known as How NOT To Make all’Amatriciana).
As it turns out, Cacio e Pepe has sorta/kinda a few similar techniques to all’Amatriciana, but this time there was no Beppe around to throw his chaotic little spanners in the works! 😛 😛 😛
So what little knacks do you need to know to get it juuuust riiiight?
A rich, smoky and spicy Italian pasta sauce with fiery Calabrian ‘nduja salumi. Marta’s Rustic Pork & Beef Ragu is super easy to make and packed with flavour (and hidden vegetables). Perfect for a hungry winter’s night or when you just need a big bowl of comfort food.
Today we’re a teensy bit keen, because we’re finally going to share with you the FIRST European recipe we ever collected.
And it just so happens we came across it in Japan.