Pasta puttanesca

Pasta Puttanesca Recipe

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sherry monfils


This was one of my dads recipes.
I love the different flavors of the olives and anchovies!
You can use any kind of pasta, I just use whole wheat to make it healthier.


★★★★★ 2 votes

15 Min
15 Min


  • 8 oz
    whole wheat spaghetti
  • 1/2 c
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 3 tsp
    minced garlic in oil, from a jar
  • 2 can(s)
    diced tomatoes w/ italian herbs, drained
  • 4
    anchovy fillets, rinsed and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 3 Tbsp
    rinsed capers
  • 20
    greek olives, pitted, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes

How to Make Pasta puttanesca


  1. Cook pasta as directed, drain and keep warm. Heat oil in lg skillet over low heat. Cook garlic until fragrant and golden.
  2. Add tomatoes and cook for 5 mins, stirring occasionally. Stir in anchovies, tomato paste, capers, olives and pepper flakes.
  3. Cook 10 mins, stirring occasionally. Toss pasta w/ the sauce and serve.

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About Pasta puttanesca

Course/Dish: Pasta, Other Main Dishes
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtag: #puttanesca

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