Pasta puttanesca is a quick and easy dinner recipe bursting with the deliciously salty flavors of olives, capers, and anchovies cooked in a simple tomato sauce.


– Dried spaghetti – Olive oil – Garlic – Anchovy – Black olives – Capers – Tomatoes – Red pepper flakes

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat.


Add the spaghetti and cook according to the package directions. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the pasta water.


While the water is heating, make the sauce. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and anchovies and cook until both are soft, about 3 minutes.


Add the olives, capers, diced tomatoes, and red pepper flakes and bring to a simmer. Lower the heat and simmer gently until the pasta is cooked.


Add the cooked pasta and parsley to the pan and toss with the sauce. Add the pasta water, a few tablespoons at a time, to loosen the sauce, if needed.


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