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Spaghetti Puttanesca Recipe

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time25 mins

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.

Spaghetti Recipe

Spaghetti Puttanesca Recipe
 3 tbsp Oil
 300 g Dried Spaghetti
 120 g Black OlivesDrained
 1 Onionfinely chopped
 2 Garlic Clovescrushed
 ½ tsp Chilli Flakes(optional)
 400 g Tin Chopped Tomatoes
 5 Anchovy Fillets
 2 tbsp CapersDrained
 Small bunch of Parsleyfinely chopped
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.


Stir in the capers, anchovies and tomatoes and simmer for about 15 minutes.


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!

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Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 293
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.7g9%

Saturated Fat 0.8g4%
Cholesterol 59mg20%
Sodium 598mg25%
Potassium 449mg13%
Total Carbohydrate 50.1g17%

Dietary Fiber 2.9g12%
Sugars 3.8g
Protein 11.6g24%

Calcium 5%
Iron 23%
Vitamin D 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.