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Vegan Amatriciana

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Vegan Amatriciana

25 minutes total

Being vegan doesn't mean you have to give up on classic pasta dishes like Amatriciana. This traditional Italian recipe can be easily adapted to fit a plant-based lifestyle, without compromising on taste or texture. In this rewritten recipe, we'll show you how to make a delicious vegan Amatriciana spaghetti that's perfect for any occasion. So let's get started!



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Serves 4

320g (11,3 oz) Barilla® Spaghetti No. 5
150g Vegan Bacon
100g onion, peeled and thinly sliced
5 ripe tomatoes
40g grated Vegan Pecorino Cheese
50ml extra-virgin olive oil
to taste Crushed red chili pepper
to taste Salt and black pepper


Individuals with allergies or specific dietary concerns should verify that the ingredients they utilize for the recipes comply with their restrictions.


Step 1

Here are 5 easy steps to cook the perfect vegan amatriciana

Step 2

Begin by cutting the vegan bacon into slices and then into rectangles. Add it to a pan over medium heat along with a small amount of water. Let the meat simmer until the fat has melted.

  • Vegan Bacon

Step 3

While the vegan bacon is cooking, prepare the tomatoes by making an X-shaped incision on the bottom of each tomato and blanching it in boiling water for 10 to 15 seconds. Immediately dip the tomatoes in ice water, then peel them, remove the seeds and dice them

  • Tomatoes

Step 4

Once the vegan bacon is cooked, remove the pieces from the pan and drain them thoroughly. Add the olive oil to the pan and sauté the onions. Add the diced tomatoes and season with crushed red chili pepper, salt, and black pepper.

  • olive oil
  • onion
  • tomatoes
  • crushed red chili pepper
  • salt
  • black pepper

Step 5

Return the vegan bacon pieces to the pan with the tomato sauce and heat briefly.

  • Vegan Bacon pieces
  • tomato sauce

Step 6

Cook the pasta in a pot of boiling salted water until al dente; drain. Toss the pasta with the sauce, sprinkle it with Vegan Pecorino Cheese, and serve hot.

  • Barilla spaghetti
  • salt
  • Vegan Pecorino Cheese

Passive cooking

Did you know you can now cook your pasta cutting emission by up to 80%? Try using Passive Cooking, and innovative method that involves using residual heat from just-boiled water to cook pasta, eliminating the need for constant boiling and monitoring. The result is a more sustainable, energy-efficient, and time-saving way to cook pasta.

Spaghetti No. 5

Since 1877 Barilla produces semolina pasta with the utmost attention to quality. Indeed, today as then, Barilla selects the best hard grains and carefully monitors all the stages of processing. Because it is only thanks to this care that a pasta is created with the ideal consistency, which best holds the baking and guarantees excellent results in all kinds of preparation.

  • Pack size 500g