Spaghetti puttanesca served in a pan

Spaghetti puttanesca

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4

Cook up this classic sauce in one pan, then toss with spaghetti for a simple midweek meal. It's budget-friendly too, making it a great meal for the family 

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal495
  • fat19g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs66g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre6g
  • protein13g
  • salt1.8g
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Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 onion, finely chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes (optional)
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
    Tomato

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 5 anchovy fillets, finely chopped
    Anchovy

    Anchovy

    ann-choe-vee

    Silver, slender salty little fish found mainly around the Black Sea and the Pacific and Atlantic…

  • 120g pitted black olives
    Bowl of olives

    Olive

    ol-liv

    Widely grown all over the Mediterranean, where they've been cultivated since biblical times…

  • 2 tbsp capers, drained
    Capers

    Capers

    kay-per

    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub, which grows in the Mediterranean. As…

  • 300g dried spaghetti
  • ½ small bunch of parsley, finely chopped
    Parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan over a medium-low heat. Add the onion along with a generous pinch of salt and fry for 10 mins, or until soft. Add the garlic and chilli, if using, and cook for a further minute.

  2. Stir the tomatoes, anchovies, olives and capers into the onion, bring to a gentle simmer and cook, uncovered, for 15 mins. Season to taste.

  3. Meanwhile, bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Cook the spaghetti following pack instructions, then drain and toss with the sauce and parsley.

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Saize's picture
Saize
13th Nov, 2019
4.05
Nice easy midweek meal, enjoyed by the whole fam..
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MrsSarge
29th Nov, 2019
Does anyone have a suggestion what could be substituted for the anchovies? I'm allergic to fish and also now a vegetarian
lulu_grimes
2nd Dec, 2019
Hello, You can just leave the anchovies out and add a little more seasoning instead. Add a few more olives if you like, or use green pitted olives as well as black. I hope you enjoy the recipe.
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