Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Spicy, yummy, quick tomato sauce you can impress somebody with, perfect for a romantic dinner. It's spicy and bold like the Italian ladies of the night, where it gets its name from:)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta and drain.
  2. Meanwhile in a large skillet heat the oil over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until slightly soft.
  3. Add the drained tomatoes, olives, capers, anchovies, basil, oregano, and crushed red pepper flakes.
  4. Bring to a boil stirring occasionally. Then reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes, adding reserved tomato liquid if needed.
  5. Season with salt and pepper and serve over pasta.
  6. Sprinkle with parsley and grated cheese if desired. Garlic bread and some good red wine go great with this too!


Most Helpful

Ok guys, this is the bomb! I used green olives with pimentos because that's what I had on hand and also used fresh basil at the end instead of parsley. Also used dried parsley while cooking and a pinch of dried marjoram. Put this dish right over the top. MUST use anchovies or it's not the real deal. The flavor was divine.

knitnsoap June 13, 2011

I've never tried this before but I certainly will make it again. Great flavor blend and gentle heat make this a real winner. It doesn't hurt any that it's so quick too. Have everything ready to go on the counter and the sauce is made before the pasta cooks. I used organic whole grain spaghetti. Made for the Wish You Were Here challenge of ZWT7.

Annacia June 12, 2011

Wonderful! I made this once with anchovies and once without. It was much better without.

Cook Tara K. January 09, 2009

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