Gluten and Dairy Free Penne Amatriciana

serves / makes 2
15 prep time
15 mins cooking time


I haven’t shared a pasta recipe for a little while so I thought I would upload my recipe for Penne Amatriciana. It’s a simple tomato sauce with garlic, chilli and bacon. It always makes me think of having this dish when I visited Antibes – it was the hottest day of the year – it was something like 40 degrees and I ordered Amatriciana for lunch – unfortunately it was very heavy on the chilli so the combo of the spicy pasta and the intense heat I thought I was going to burst into flames. Usually I do love it as a dish, that day was the exception!




  • 100g cubed pancetta
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed chillies
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • salt and pepper for seasoning
  • 200g gluten free penne pasta, cooked per instruction on the packet


  1. Add the pancetta, onion, garlic and chilli to a shallow pan over a medium heat
  2. Saute for 5 minutes or until the pancetta is crisp and the onion soft
  3. Add the tin of tomatoes, oregano and season with salt and pepper
  4. Simmer gently for 10 minutes
  5. Stir in the cooked pasta and serve

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