Pizza all’Amatriciana

Sugo all’amatriciana is a traditional sauce from the Lazio region of Italy. It consists of tomatoes, Pecorino Romano cheese, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, guanciale (cured pork cheek) and onions. Because Pastorelli Pizza Sauce already has four of those ingredients, it’s a perfect base for a pizza version of this dish. As a result, we call it “Pizza all’Amatriciana!” If you can’t find guanciale in your grocery store, feel free to substitute pancetta or bacon.



First, start by sauteing the guanciale in until fat is rendered out. Then use a slotted spoon to transfer to a dish lined with a paper towel. Set aside.

Spread a thick layer of pizza sauce over the crust.

Next top with the garlic, pecorino romano cheese, onions, guanciale and red pepper flakes.

Bake for 6-10 minutes at 425 degrees.