Susie Hunter

Susie’s Bacon Pasta Amatriciana

This is a family favourite not only with the adults but also with the children. I find it a really useful supper dish, and serve it with garlic beard and a bottle of red wine, pure bliss.


  1. Cut the bacon into tiny strips and put on a tray then bake in the oven till they are really dark brown and crisp.
  2. While the bacon is crisping put the onions in a large pan with a little oil and sauté them for about 15 minutes on a gentle heat till they are very soft.
  3. Add the tomatoes, oregano, and crumbled stock cube to the pan chop the tomatoes so they are small pieces, let that gently bubble for about ten minutes.
  4. Add the bacon and let it simmer for 30-40 minutes it should be a rich sauce.
  5. Cook your pasta and then top with the sauce and a good handful of cheese on each serving.


If you want the spicy version add a chopped green chilli while cooking the onions, it is wicked.

This dish freezes well and will serve 4-6.


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