Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta PuttanescaRecipe
Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Serve with a salad of green leaf lettuce, red onion, and fresh parsley, dressed with 1 tablespoon olive oil and fresh lemon juice.


4 servings

Cost per Serving:

Total time: 35 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 23 Minutes
Total: 35 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 404
Fat 17.5 g
Satfat 3.5 g
Monofat 11.1 g
Polyfat 2.2 g
Protein 13.1 g
Carbohydrate 51.5 g
Fiber 3.9 g
Cholesterol 7 mg
Iron 3.5 mg
Sodium 648 mg
Calcium 144 mg


3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 anchovy fillets
1 1/2 cups canned crushed tomatoes
3/4 cup pitted kalamata olives, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1 tablespoon drained capers
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
6 quarts water
8 ounces uncooked fettuccine
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated Parmesan cheese


1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons oil to pan. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add anchovies; mash in pan to form a paste. Stir in tomatoes and next 4 ingredients (through pepper); cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Bring 6 quarts water to a boil. Add pasta; cook 8 minutes or until almost al dente. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water. Add pasta and reserved pasta water to tomato mixture; increase heat to medium-high. Cook 5 minutes or until pasta is al dente, tossing to combine. Spoon 1 1/2 cups pasta into each of 4 bowls. Drizzle each serving with 3/4 teaspoon oil; sprinkle with cheese.