Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Spicy quick red sauce

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add olive oil and allow to heat for a minute.
  3. Add garlic and saute for 2 minutes making sure not to brown the garlic.
  4. Add tomatoes, olives, anchovies, capers, oregano, and red pepper flakes.
  5. Simmer will pasta water boils and pasta cooks.


Most Helpful

For years I ve been an addict of putanesca pasta but I tried your recipe over mine and I was so suprise....... they are perfect .... thank you

stephanie October 17, 2001

I found the sauce incredibly salty. In spite of the two cans of tomatoes, I believe that 4 ounces of anchovies as well as the 25 olives contributed a little too much salty flavor to the dish. The 1/4 cup of capers didn't help the situation either. I would try this again, but cut back on the salty ingredients.

Mirj February 07, 2004

I had never had Puttanesca pasta sauce until last week. We had bought some in a jar and really liked it. Decided to try from scratch and This was quite easy and I suppose you could sub anchovy paste to make it even easier. I did add 1 cup chopped onions suated. Did not find it too salty, but definetly no salt needed. I found this to be enough for 8 servings. Will make again.

Wing-Man October 19, 2005

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