Simple Puttanesca Sauce

Prep: 8 minutes; Cook: 12 minutes. This sauce is great over pasta or grilled chicken.


Makes 8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Nutritional Information

Calories 83
Fat 5 g
Satfat 1 g
Monofat 3 g
Polyfat 1 g
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrate 8 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 453 mg
Calcium 67 mg


1 tablespoon olive oil
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 (26-ounce) jar tomato-and-basil pasta sauce (such as Classico)
1/2 cup chopped pitted kalamata olives
1 tablespoon capers
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or parsley (optional)


1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic; cook 2 minutes. Stir in sauce, olive, caper, and pepper. Reduce heat; simmer about 8 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Add basil or parsley, if desired.


January 2005
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