Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

 Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

Are you fancy of a pasta dish that is very simple to make but with an exceptional taste? Here is Spaghetti alla Puttanesca, the recipe you were looking for.

A traditional Italian pasta recipe for those who love spicy notes and do not fear strong tastes.

A pasta recipe that together with Pasta all’ Arrabiata is famous all over the world for its intense typically Mediterranean flavors!

A tasty and rich first-course dish, easy to make, which satisfies the craving for pasta!

This recipe is ideal to prepare an improvised dinner or when you don’t have much time to cook, but at the same time, you don’t want to give up a tasty and rustic pasta dish.

Spaghetti alla Puttanesca a quick and easy recipe. In fact, in less than twenty minutes you can prepare a delicious pasta dish with simple and easy to find ingredients.

We just need tomatoes, garlic, anchovies, capers, black olives, chili pepper (optional) and parsley.

Let’s find out how to make this tasty and delicious recipe.

Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

A easy classic Italian pasta dish with simple ingredients
Course Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Easy and quick Italian pasta recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 480kcal
Author Authentic Italian Cuisine


  • 180 gr. Spaghetti
  • 400 gr. Canned peeled Tomatoes
  • 4 Anchovy Fillets
  • 10 gr. Salted Capers Rinsed under running water
  • 50 gr Pitted Black olives
  • 5 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove Garlic chopped
  • 1 Chili Pepper ( Optional )
  • Salt


  • Into a pan over low heat, place the oil, chopped garlic and anchovies.
  • Smash the anchovies with a wooden spoon.
  • Add olives and capers previously well rinsed.
  • When the garlic begins to darken, add the peeled tomatoes cut into pieces.
  • Bring to the boil again and cook over medium heat until the sauce is well reduced, generally 10-15 minutes.
  • Boil the pasta in abundant salted water, when it is cooked al dente, transfer it to the pan with the sauce adding a splash of cooking water if necessary.
  • Toss the pasta over high heat in the sauce pan for a few minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley and serve


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