Easy Spaghetti Puttanesca Recipe: Easy Italian Pasta

Spaghetti Puttanesca Recipe

This spaghetti puttanesca recipe is another affordable and delicious recipe, perfect for a busy family’s midweek meal.

Most of the ingredients can be found in your kitchen cupboards already. Just remember to pick up the bits you do need when you next go shopping.
*MENTAL NOTE* If your kids ask what Puttanesca means in Italian, don’t, I mean, DON’T Google it in front of them.

Easy Italian Pasta

Spaghetti is a long, thin, cylindrical pasta that has become a staple in British kitchens. This type of pasta is made from durum wheat semolina flour or a combination of semolina and all-purpose flour, giving it a firm texture and nutty flavour. Spaghetti is incredibly versatile and can be served with a variety of sauces, including puttanesca sauce, marinara sauce, or carbonara sauce.

To cook spaghetti, you need a large pot of boiling water and a pinch of salt. The spaghetti is added to the boiling water and cooked until al dente, following the packet instructions. Once cooked, the spaghetti is drained and tossed with a little olive oil to prevent it from sticking together.

Spaghetti alla puttanesca is a classic Italian dish that has become popular in the UK. This simple and delicious sauce is made with canned tomatoes, garlic, chilli flakes, anchovy paste, black olives, and capers. The sauce is quick to make and can be cooked on medium heat in a large frying pan.

Spaghetti Puttanesca

Spaghetti is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes. It can be served with a simple garlic butter sauce, or with a creamy carbonara sauce made with eggs and pancetta. Spaghetti can also be used in soups and stews or as a base for spaghetti Bolognese.

When it comes to serving spaghetti, there are a variety of options. Spaghetti can be served on a plate, in a bowl, or even on a serving platter. It’s often topped with fresh basil, grated Parmesan cheese, and a sprinkle of black pepper.

Pasta

Overall, spaghetti is a popular ingredient in the UK and is loved for its versatility, simplicity, and delicious taste. Whether you’re cooking a quick mid-week dinner or hosting a date night, spaghetti is a go-to ingredient that’s sure to please.

Italian cuisine is renowned worldwide for its rich flavours and diverse range of dishes. One classic Italian dish that stands out is spaghetti alla puttanesca. With its origins dating back to the mid-20th century in Naples, this savoury pasta dish has become a safe go-to recipe for many, with its aromatic garlic, spicy tomato-based sauce, and umami flavour from the addition of anchovies. This simple sauce is made with basic pantry staples like canned crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic cloves, chilli flakes, and briny capers and black olives. The sauce is quick to make, taking just a few minutes on medium heat and a large skillet. Cooked pasta is then added to the sauce and served hot on a serving platter with fresh parsley and grated Parmesan cheese.

Easy Spaghetti Puttanesca Recipe

Easy Spaghetti Puttanesca Recipe

Spaghetti Puttanesca Recipe

Another affordable and delicious recipe, perfect for a busy families midweek meal. This Spaghetti Puttanesca Recipe was delicious and was ready in 20 minutes. Most of the ingredients can be found in your kitchen cupboards already, just remember to pick up the bits you do need when you next go shopping. *MENTAL NOTE* If your kids ask what Puttanesca means in Italian, don't, I mean, DON'T Google it in front of them.

How many stars do you give this recipe

Recipe Cost £4.00
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course, Dinner, Lunch, Midweek Meals
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean, 15 - 30 minutes, Vegetarian
Servings 4
Calories 293 kcal

Ingredients
  

Spaghetti Puttanesca Recipe

  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 300 g Dried Spaghetti
  • 120 g Black Olives
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli Flakes
  • 400 g Tin Chopped Tomatoes
  • 5 Anchovy Fillets
  • 2 tbsp Capers
  • Small bunch of Parsley

Instructions
 

Spaghetti Puttanesca Recipe

  • This Spaghetti Puttanesca Recipe is not only delicious, but it also takes no time to prepare and cook. The dried spaghetti cooks at the same time you prepare the sauce and then you simply just mix it together. After heating some oil in a pan over medium heat, chuck in the onion and cook for about 10 minutes, until soft before adding the garlic and chilli and cooking for about 1 minute more.
    1 Onion, 2 Garlic Cloves, 1/2 tsp Chilli Flakes
  • Stir in the capers, anchovies and tomatoes and simmer for about 15 minutes.
    120 g Black Olives, 400 g Tin Chopped Tomatoes, 5 Anchovy Fillets, 2 tbsp Capers
  • Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti as per the instructions, then drain and toss with the sauce and the parsley. I promised quick and easy and this Spaghetti Puttanesca Recipe doesn't disappoint. The kids will love all the flavours and you will love the ease it cooks and the little washing up it generates. Enjoy! If you like this recipe don't forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter You can find all my delicious and affordable recipes here.
    300 g Dried Spaghetti, Small bunch of Parsley

Nutrition

Calories: 293kcalCarbohydrates: 50.1gProtein: 11.6gFat: 5.7gSaturated Fat: 0.8gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 598mgPotassium: 449mgFiber: 2.9gSugar: 3.8gCalcium: 0mgIron: 0mg
Keyword italian, easy recipe, mid-week, pasta, 15-30 Minutes, quick dinners, spaghetti
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Nutrition Facts
Spaghetti Puttanesca Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
293
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
5.7
g
9
%
Saturated Fat
 
0.8
g
5
%
Cholesterol
 
59
mg
20
%
Sodium
 
598
mg
26
%
Potassium
 
449
mg
13
%
Carbohydrates
 
50.1
g
17
%
Fiber
 
2.9
g
12
%
Sugar
 
3.8
g
4
%
Protein
 
11.6
g
23
%
Calcium
 
0
mg
0
%
Iron
 
0
mg
0
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Similar Delicious Recipes

 

Easy Pasta and Meatballs Recipe
Who wants another easy mid-week meal? If so, this is for you. Taking only ten minutes from start to finish the easy pasta and meatballs recipe is a family favourite. Made from just a few store cupboard ingredients, it comes together in just a few minutes. The kids love this meal and often request it, which suits me fine. Especially on the nights, we are rushing around together to fit in all the out of school activities that fill our diaryies. Why not give this easy pasta and meatballs recipe a try for yourself.
Check out this recipe
easy pasta and meatballs recipe
The best Sushi Recipes (How to make Sushi)
We love homemade sushi, not only is it delicious, but with a bit of practice it is fairly easy to make. It is also a great way to get the kids involved in the kitchen with the rolling process. I was pleasantly surprised to find a piece of Scottish Salmon in the yellow sticker section of my local supermarket recently.
Check out this recipe
The best 5 Sushi Recipes
Quick and Easy Pasta Recipe
As part of my easy midweek meal recipes, I would like to introduce to you this simple, delicious and super quick and easy pasta recipe. Using just a few ingredients you can get this delicious dinner to the table in less than 15 minutes and it only costs a few pounds to feed the entire family. Family life seems to take over rather quickly. We never seem to have enough time. I'm either running about after the kids or helping them out with homework. You all know that I try to avoid processed food. I would rather cook from scratch and that way I know what we are eating. Plus, it is a lot cheaper. A midweek meal needs to not only be delicious and affordable. It needs to be quick and easy to prepare and cook. Most parents, myself included, don't have time to be in the kitchen for hours on end every night. Check out my latest affordable and homecooked recipe here.
Check out this recipe
Easy Pasta Recipe

 

All of my recipes can be found here so head over there for more inspiration for this week’s meals. Or scroll to the bottom of the page to check out my latest recipes and blog posts. 

You can also follow the funny me over on Twitter, or if you are on Facebook, don’t forget to give my page a like and if you want to see pictures of me having my nails painted, then Instagram is the place to be!


Privacy Preference Center

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close