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Amatriciana is a tomato sauce well-known for its smoky taste and zesty bite. Neither flavor is lacking in this healthy version.
olive oil2 tsp
uncooked Canadian bacon1 slice(s), trimmed of all visible fat and chopped
uncooked onion(s)1 medium, chopped
garlic clove(s)1 clove(s), medium, minced
canned diced tomatoes14 ½ oz
dried oregano½ tsp
crushed red pepper flakes½ tsp, to 1/4 teaspoon
table salt½ tsp
black pepper¼ tsp, freshly ground
uncooked whole wheat pasta½ pound(s), spaghetti variety
fresh parsley1 Tbsp, fresh, chopped
- Heat the oil in a large nonstick saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook, stirring frequently, until heated through, about 1 minute. Stir in the onion and garlic; cook, covered, shaking the pan occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, oregano, crushed red pepper, salt, ground pepper, and water; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, until the sauce is slightly reduced, about 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti according to package directions. Drain, toss with the sauce, and sprinkle with the parsley. Yields about 1 1/4 cups per serving.