Pasta Amatriciana Recipe

I enjoy this recipe as it comes across as slightly different and healthier than buying spaghetti sauce in a jar. It does give you extra sauce. I like to add mushrooms and extra sausage to it. It is from the back of a Holland House Red Cooking Wine bottle. I have tried this with different wines. The cooking wine is the most affordable, however, I tasted a sip of it and thought it was very bad tasting. Definitely something you would not want to drink by itself. I have also tried it with cans of diced tomatoes and even plum tomatoes. I will stock up with the cans of tomatoes at the store. I have added canned tomatoes to rice in the rice cooker. This is a fairly quick recipe and the website or has lots of similar recipes I am looking forward to trying.

IngredientsPasta Amatriciana

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 oz. bacon, cooked, drained, chopped
  • 2 (28 oz each) cans plum or crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 cup Holland House Red Cooking Wine
  • Ground pepper and red pepper flakes, to taste
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • 1 lb pasta, cooked


Heat oil in heavy pan over medium heat. Saute onion until soft. Stir in garlic and bacon for 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, sugar, wine and spices. Simmer on low, uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve over pasta, with cheese. Serves 6.


Holland House Red Wine Cooking Bottle ( or

Websites from some of the ingredients used:

  • (can of mushrooms has recipe for individual quiche biscuits on can)
  • (four cheese pasta sauce)
  • (sun-dried tomato chicken sausage, website has recipes)
  • (can of diced tomatoes, has recipe for tomato beef macaroni inside label)
  • (southwestern chicken patties)

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