Spaghetti Puttanesca

Posted: March 14, 2011 by incidentalcooksuman in Italian, Pasta
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I like to make Italian food especially pastas which is easiest and quickest meal to prepare with flavorful ingredients and rich sauce.

Traditionally, this sauce is served with spaghetti, although you can use any pasta you like. The flavors of Kalamata Olives and Capers in this dish compliment each other very well.

Spaghetti Puttanesca

Spaghetti Puttanesca


  • 6 ounce Spaghetti, cook as per package directions
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 anchovies fillets, drained
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 small white onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon capers, washed and drained
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives, pitted and cut in halves
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1 large fresh tomato, chopped
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • Grated parmesan cheese for garnishing


  • Heat oil in a skillet on medium high heat, add onions, garlic, anchovies fillets and crushed pepper. Cook until onions are translucent and anchovies completely melted in oil about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add onions, tomatoes, capers to the skillet and cook covered until the sauce is bubbly and thickens a bit.Stir occassionaly about 7-8 minutes.
  • Now add kalamata olives , black pepper to taste and cook until your pasta is ready.
  • Toss sauce with cooked pasta, basil leaves, grated cheese and serve.
Spaghetti Puttanesca

Spaghetti Puttanesca


Recipe Adapted from: Food network

  1. Nicky says:

    Wedding anniversary dinner today ! Forgotten hope this little tart recipe will help

  2. sonia says:

    The spaghetti is looking so inviting Suman. I loved the vibrant reddish color, makes it more appetizing. Thanks for stopping by my space.

  3. kshipra says:

    Wow! suman pasta looks so delicious.

  4. Nandini says:

    Wow! The spaghetti looks very groovy and smooth.

  5. chitra says:

    Yummy yummy dish 🙂

  6. That is yummy and a complete meal by itself! Great click too…

  7. Kankana says:

    Thanks for dropping by 🙂 I think you have a great display too and you like Pasta like me !! we have things in common! I would love to follow you too. Are you in twitter

  8. Simply Life says:

    I love to eat this – looks delicious!

  9. Juliana says:

    So delicious this pasta…and I love the anchovies in it…great meal! Have a great week!

  10. Mary says:

    This is one of my favorite pasta dishes. Your version of it looks and sounds wonderful. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  11. Sum says:

    Pasta looks great…

  12. spagetti looks absolutely delicious !first time in your space…..your recipes look absolutely delicious….happy to follow u …do visit mine whenever you have time 🙂

  13. Priya says:

    Inviting pasta dish,simply delicious and makes me hungry..

  14. Kothiyavunu says:

    delicious to the core!! very yummy!

  15. Preety says:

    this looks so tempting

  16. Swathi says:

    delicious pasta looks awesome .

  17. Panchpakwan says:

    I too like italian cusuine a lot..Loved your spagheetin puttanesca..

  18. rebecca says:

    love simple simple dishes like this as well esp as quick to make

  19. Vimitha says:

    Looks so delicious … Want that plate now… 😦

  20. wow looks superb…loved it..

  21. Lubna Karim says:

    Wow….drrol worthy recipe….

  22. Sarah Naveen says:

    i love this prep..looks so delicious..

  23. Rosa says:

    A dish I love. Your puttanesca looks terrific.



  24. aipi says:

    This looks quick, simple and delicious – perfect for a weeknight dinner!

    US Masala

  25. This sauce is my favorite out of all the Italian repertoire, because it has olives and a bit of heat!

  26. Priti says:

    Looks yum ..just so attractive ….thanks for sharing

  27. Deepa says:

    Oh can’t tell you how much this photo is tempting me !!

    Hamaree Rasoi

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