Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta Puttanesca


Servings 4
Time Needed Prep
Ingredients 13
Difficulty easy

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  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Brown Onion, Finely Diced
  • 2 tsp Crushed Garlic
  • 4 Anchovy Fillets In Oil, Drained And Chopped
  • 2 Red Chillies, Finely Chopped (optional)
  • 2 Tins Diced Tomatoes Or 4 X Very Ripe Fresh Tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Tablespoon Capers, Rinsed Well And Chopped
  • 1/2 cup Small Black Olives, De-stoned And Chopped In Half
  • 1 tbsp Parsley For Serving
  • 1 tsp Freshly Ground Pepper To Taste
  • 1 tsp Grated Parmesan Cheese To Serve
  • 400 g Dried Spaghetti Or Penne Pasta
  • 1/4 cup Red Wine

Nutrition Information

Qty per
312g serve
Qty per
Energy 219cal 70cal
Protein 11.2g 3.6g
Fat (total) 10.3g 3.3g
 - saturated 4.34g 1.39g
Carbohydrate 25g 8g
 - sugars 9.3g 3g
Dietary Fibre 3.24g 1.04g
Sodium 666mg 213mg

Please Note - Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

Last year my husband bought me cooking lessons on how to make pasta and this is my version of the Pasta Puttanesca.

Now I always make sure I have those ingredients on hand in my pantry staples, because it is delicious, quick and easy to make!Pasta Puttanesca | Stay At Home Mum

It may seem like a LOT of ingredients, and it is – but it freezes really well, so make up a huge batch of sauce and always have it on hand.  Enjoy!


  1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and add the garlic, anchovies, onion and chillies.

  2. Cook over medium heat for 4 - 5 minutes or until softened and golden.

  3. Add the tomatoes and stir well.  Add the capers, wine and pepper to taste (you won't need salt - the anchovies are naturally very salty!).

  4. Cover and simmer on low heat for about 25 minute or until the sauce reduces and thickens.

  5. Meanwhile cook the pasta in hot salty water according to the directions.

  6. Drain well and return the pasta to the warm pot.

  7. Pour the sauce over the pasta and add the parsley and olives.  Mix well.

  8. Pile high in bowls and serve with grated parmesan cheese.

Pasta Puttanesca | Stay At Home Mum

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Jody Allen

Jody is the founder and essence of Stay at Home Mum. An insatiable appetite for reading from a very young age had Jody harbouring dreams of being a pu...Read Moreblished author since primary school. That deep-seeded need to write found its way to the public eye in 2011 with the launch of SAHM. Fast forward 4 years and a few thousand articles Jody has fulfilled her dream of being published in print. With the 2014 launch of Once a Month Cooking and 2015's Live Well on Less, thanks to Penguin Random House, Jody shows no signs of slowing down. The master of true native content, Jody lives and experiences first hand every word of advertorial she pens. Mum to two magnificent boys and wife to her beloved Brendan; Jody's voice is a sure fire winner when you need to talk to Mums. Read Less

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