Tortellini Amatriciana

I just finished reading Eat Love Pray.

Ohmygod did I ever hate this book. Elizabeth Gilbert is a talented writer and can thread words together as an artist. But did I like the character Elizabeth in her memoir ? No….not really. My full review may be found HERE

After that I deserved Italian food!! Here is what I made.

Tortellini Amatriciana

What you'll need......

1 (16 oz.) package tortellini
1 onion, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
4 oz. diced pancetta (or thick cut bacon)
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to your taste…if you like it hotter, add more!)
1 (28 oz.) can Italian plum tomatoes with juices

In a large saucepan heat some olive oil. Add chopped onion, garlic, pancetta and red pepper flakes. Saute 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes with juices and a bit of salt to taste. Break up tomatoes with the back of a spoon. Bring to a low boil, reduce heat and simmer 13 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat a pan of water to boiling and cook tortellini. Drain after it’s cooked through.

Add tortellini to sauce and toss it to coat. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese. We liked this meal quite a bit and it's a quick one to prepare when you have little time.

I will send this to Ivonne at Cream Puffs in Venice for her Magazine Monday Series. From Redbook Magazine, October 2010 issue

I am also cross posting to Novel Meals for my review of Eat Love Pray. (should have been called Eat Love Whine) and to Ruth of Once Upon a Feast, host of Presto Pasta Nights.


Buon Appetito!


Drick said...

this does sound might quick, and easy and delish

MM said...

Eat Love it!
Also love the pasta. Great flavors going on there.

Rita said...

Anything with pancetta makes it good. This is what I added to your review.
I finally found someone who thinks like I do! I thought I was the only one and that I was nuts. Everyone seems to be in love with this kind of ........I refuse to go see the movie.
You're right the food part was great.

Brenda said...

I hated this book as much as you. I wouldn't even consider going to see the movie. When the movie came out in Toronto last year, the critics called it Sit, Stare, Yawn, lol! The meal sure looks good though! I'm glad, too, I'm not the only one that hated this book......

girlichef said...

Uh yeah, at least you got through the book. I stopped reading it I disliked it so much. Your tortellini looks awesome, though ;)

Julie said...

I read that too, and mostly came away....hungry! Your tortellini looks great :)

Le laquet said...

Probably over favourite easy pasta sauce - 20 mins start to finish and pot licking good!!

Le laquet said...

p.s. Hated the book and yawned through the film!

Ruth Daniels said...

Interesting comments about the book, which keeps getting shifted to the bottom of my reading pile... and that was before I read what you wrote. As for the pasta... now that is worth reading and making. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

Pierce said...

Thanks all for your nice comments :-0 I appreciate it. Sorry about not visiting lately. Blogspot and I have had our issues in the commenting field. Sometimes it works and sometimes it just locks everything up. Perhaps I oight to email you.

Foodycat said...

Amatriciana is one of my favourite sauces - I haven't made it for ages, I wonder why? Yours looks particularly beautiful.

I am glad you said that about the book. I haven't read it because I thought she sounded unpleasant even when people who loved the book described it!

creampuff said...

I could tuck into a bowl of those right now!

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