Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Pasta Puttanesca literally means "Harlot's Pasta". This zippy, mildly spicy sauce was made by the ladies of the night in Italy after a day's work. Use whatever noodle style your family enjoys, but I recommend traditional linguine or penne. This dish is extremely adaptable to your own taste. Try adding peppers or Italian sausage for a different flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta to al dente pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, sautee onion, crushed red pepper, anchony paste and garlic in a large, deep sauce pan in olive oil over medium heat until soft. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add all other ingredients EXCEPT parsley, seasoning to taste.
  4. Stir well, and let simmer 10-20 minutes on low.
  5. Add parsley in last three minutes of cooking.
  6. Toss sauce with pasta.
  7. Top with cheese to taste, and serve.


Most Helpful

Excellent dish! Next time I'll take it easy on the red pepper flakes ;) Thanks!

RedheadAblaze February 11, 2009

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