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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