This classic sauce takes its spiciness from black pepper and dried chiles and its depth of flavor from guanciale, Italian salt-cured pork jowl. If you can't find it, use pancetta, which is available at better supermarkets.
All'amatriciana sauce is a simple, delicious and quick pasta sauce with pancetta, onions and tomatoes. It's tasty and satisfying. If you're watching your carbs, give it a try on zucchini noodles "zoodles"
Named for Amatrice, a town northeast of Rome, this pasta is traditionally served with a long noodle like bucatini, but we like how shorter penne captures the spicy, meaty bits of sauce inside the tube.