Weight Watchers Pasta Puttanesca

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

I made this for years and then lost it. Have searched everywhere including online with no luck. Went to Miami and found the recipe in an old cookbook in the library there, eureka! Am posting this so I know where to find it, being the scatterbrain I am. It's delicious diet food.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine wine, oil, shallot and garlic in small microwavable bowl and microwave on high (100%) for 30 seconds.
  2. Add remaining ingredients except linguine and parsley; microwave on medium-high (70%) for 4 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking.
  3. To serve, arrange linguine in serving bowl; top with tomato-olive mixture and toss to combine, using two forks.
  4. Sprinkle with parsley.
  5. 229 calories, 6g fat, 3g fibre.
  6. Adding a teaspoons of grated Parmesan cheese to each serving increses the calories to 25.
Most Helpful

Well, this couldn't have been any easier and it was wonderfully satisfying - very flavorful. I made the recipe exactly as written (well, I did substitute high fiber pasta). When you do that, the whole recipe is only 9 points! (One thing I always hate about WW recipes is when things like pasta are expressed as "cooked cups". 2 oz. dry = 1 cup cooked).

Patrick M. Mitchell October 25, 2009

WOW! This this one of the best Puttanesca's I have ever had. I served this over whole wheat penne and it was a flavor sensation! I calculated using the new points system at WW and it was 7 points plus including pasta. Not bad at all. Oh and I did not microwave because I had time I made it on the stove top. Still fast and easy! I used anchovy paste rather than whole and olive salad rather than whole. Easy time savers that do not alter flavor. Thanks for sharing!

Mama's Kitchen (Hope) November 29, 2011

Awesome recipe! I doubled everything but the oil and I ate the whole serving on half of a cooked spaghetti squash. Yummy and simple! (6 points total for the ingredients I used.)

suthernkiwi June 01, 2011