Total:
50 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
50 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat.

Meanwhile, unroll the pancetta. Cut it into 1-inch long chunks, and then slice each chunk thinly across the grain.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over moderately low heat. Add the pancetta and cook until it renders some of its fat, about 5 minutes. Do not allow it to crisp. Add the onion and cook until soft, about 10 minutes. While the onion is cooking, add the pasta to the boiling water.

Add the red pepper flakes and parsley to the onion mixture and cook briefly to release their fragrance. Add the vinegar and simmer briefly until it evaporates, then add the tomato puree and 1/4 cup of the pasta water. Simmer briefly to blend.

When the pasta is just shy of al dente, drain it and return it to the warm pot over moderate heat. Add the sauce and cook briefly so the pasta absorbs some of the sauce, then transfer the pasta to a warmed serving bowl and shower with the pecorino. Serve immediately.

Cook's Note

Start boiling the pasta after the onions have softened so that you have some starchy pasta water for your sauce. Putting the pancetta in the freezer for about 30 minutes will make it easier to slice.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Spaghetti Pie

Recipe courtesy of Katie Lee

Chicken Spaghetti

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Real Meatballs and Spaghetti

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Spaghetti With Quick Turkey Chili

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Bobby Flay's Spaghetti and Meat Balls with Tomato Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Spaghetti All'amatriciana

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Bucatini all'Amatriciana

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Craveworthy Eats 3 Videos

Crave-Worthy Egg Sandwich 03:24

Claire puts her own spin on a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          Cupcake Wars

          10am | 9c

          Cupcake Wars

          11am | 10c

          Cupcake Wars

          12pm | 11c

          The Pioneer Woman

          1:30pm | 12:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          2:30pm | 1:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          3:30pm | 2:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          4:30pm | 3:30c

          Chopped

          5pm | 4c

          Chopped

          6pm | 5c

          Chopped

          7pm | 6c

          Chopped

          8pm | 7c

          Chopped

          9pm | 8c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Beat Bobby Flay

          10pm | 9c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          10:30pm | 9:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          11:30pm | 10:30c

          Chopped

          12am | 11c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          1:30am | 12:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          2:30am | 1:30c

          Chopped

          3am | 2c

          Mystery Diners

          4:30am | 3:30c

          Get Cooking