Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 14 mins

From Vegetarian Express. A quick and easy version.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta al dente according to package directions.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, Add the wine, olive oil, shallot, and garlic to a medium skillet.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil, cover, and cook 2 minutes.
  4. Add in the tomatoes (chopped and crushed) olives, and oregano; cover and simmer 12 minutes.
  5. When the linguine is done, drain well and transfer to a large serving bowl; top with olive sauce and fresh ground pepper.
  6. Toss to combine (adjust seasoning to taste).
  7. Sprinkle with parsley and parmesan cheese.
Most Helpful

5 5

Excellent home-made spaghetti sauce recipe, it beats the store brands and it's so easy it makes me wonder why I still buy the stuff in jars. For those of you who haven't tried puttanesca before, I strongly recommend this recipe. I used less oil and fewer olives but it was still very tasty. Instead of the bland black olives you get in a can I recommend a stronger Greek or Italian olive (particularly if you're going to save on calories by adding less like I did). I used fire roasted crushed tomatoes and diced roma tomatoes (which I forget to drain, no matter). I also added parsley and optional cheese. The red wine and shallots were also nice touches. Had leftovers for lunch at work today. Thanks for the recipe!

3 5

This was faster than other puttnescas I've tried.

5 5

This was great. I used fresh oregano instead, and added fresh basil leaves just prior to serving. Not mad about parsley in pasta sauce.