Pasta Puttanesca

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Puttanesca is a classic Italian sauce that includes anchovies and black olives. I like using canned anchovies to really get that rich umami flavor incorporated into the red sauce.

Pasta Puttanesca

Prep Time6 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 623kcal
Author: SatMorning21


  • 1 TB Olive oil
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 29 Oz. Tomato sauce
  • 3 Filets Anchovy or 1 T anchovy paste
  • 6 Oz. Kalamata olives
  • ½ T Basil dried
  • ½ T Oregano dried
  • ¼ T Salt
  • 1 lb Pasta
  • 2 TB Butter


  • Bring pot of water to a boil.
  • Open can of anchovies and remove hairs. With a knife, cut and mash (with the side of your blade) the anchovies until it forms a paste.
  • Heat large pan over medium, add olive oil and allow to warm for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the tomato sauce, anchovies, salt, basil, oregano and olives to the pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes.
  • Add pasta to the water and cook according to the package. Drain pasta and return to the pot with the butter.
  • To serve, plate a portion of the pasta and cover with the puttanesca sauce.


Calories: 623kcal | Carbohydrates: 99g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 2236mg | Potassium: 972mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1248IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 4mg










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