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Spicy Pasta Puttanesca

Spicy Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta Puttanesca is a classic Italian dish! The puttanesca sauce includes the finest San Marzano tomatoes, garlic, anchovies, capers, and olives. Here I include some chilis for extra spice. Incredibly delicious enjoy this taste of Italy today!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people


  • 16 oz spaghetti can also sub penne if you like
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 Thai chilis minced
  • 28 oz San Marzano Tomatoes
  • 5 anchovies
  • 4 tablespoon capers
  • ¾ cup black olives roughly chopped
  • Italian parsley for garnish
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


  • Mince the garlic and chilis. Heat up the olive oil in a large saucepan on medium. Once hot, add the minced garlic and chilis and stir for a minute. Add the anchovies and stir until they have melted.
    garlic, chilis, anchovies in olive oil
  • Add the tomatoes (break up with your wooden spoon), capers, and olives. Bring to the boil. Then allow to simmer until the sauce has thickened around 20 minutes.
    tomatoes, olives, and capers in a skillet
  • Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the pasta directions.
  • Once the pasta is cooked and drained, add the thickened puttanesca sauce to the pasta and stir to incorporate. Add salt and pepper to taste, then garnish with Italian parsley (of course!). :-)
    Spicy Pasta Puttanesca


Enjoy this most delicious of pasta dishes!  If you prefer a non spicy version feel free to leave out the chilis.  You can use a different pasta such as penne, or linguine if you like.  Mangia! 
Keyword Pasta, puttanesca
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