Puttanesca Sauce- Great For Vegetarians Recipe

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Puttanesca Sauce- Great for Vegetarians

Dianne Battista


My husband is Italian so he likes different sauce's with his pasta. This is one of his Mother's old recipes.

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15 Min
30 Min


1/4 c
olive oil
1 c
finely chopped onion
cloves minced garlic
28 oz. cans roma plum tomatoes-cut up with juice
1 c
pitted and halved kalamata olives
2 Tbsp
tomatoe paste
2 Tbsp
drained capers
2 Tbsp
anchovy paste
1/2 tsp
dried crushed basil
1/2 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes
salt to taste
1 lb
penne paste- cooked to al dente


1In a large pot heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the onion and saute until soft and lightly caramelized, about 6 minutes. Add garlic and cook an additional 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes and the remaining ingredients and simmer until the sauce is thickened and slightly reduced,about 30-40 minutes. Adjust seasoning to taste,cover and set aside. Add penne paste to the pan and toss for 1 minute. Yield: about 4 cups of sauce.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian