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pasta puttanesca

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
sherry monfils
worcester, MA

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 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For pasta puttanesca

  • 8 oz
    whole wheat spaghetti
  • 1/2 c
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 3 tsp
    minced garlic in oil, from a jar
  • 2 can
    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.