Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a delish sauce for pasta.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the first 6 ingredients in large saucepan; bring to a boil.
  2. Add the tomato, pesto, and red peppers; bring to boil again.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
  4. Serve over hot pasta.


Most Helpful

I like Puttanesca and when I saw this recipe for Garlic Lovers I just had to try it. I made the sauce as stated, but was very tempted to add tomato sauce or pasta sauce for a more gravy consistency. I am glad that I stuck with the recipe as written. I mixed my sauce with Cavatappi pasta and the next day the sauce flavors were wonderful with the pasta. Maybe next time I'll add some tomato sauce for a change up, then again maybe not...

Ms. B January 11, 2010

Very tasty and flavorful but the color of my sauce became a bit dull after simmering for a few minutes. I followed the recipe exactly but thought about adding a can of tomato sauce. Maybe my tomatoes were not the best...Will try again with fresh garden tomatoes! Served this tossed with pasta and some canned the garlic flavor!!

Vino p.o. prn August 05, 2008

Excellent! I didn't have olives, but I will definitely add them next time; and there will be a next time. I served it with small shell pasta, because I like how they "trap" the capers. Thank you.

MsPia January 22, 2008

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