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Pasta Puttanesca-In Ten Minutes!

  • Author: Chuck Sillari
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1-2 servings 1x


Straight from Naples, this wicked easy pasta dish is perfect if you’re in a hurry but are dying for something tasty. The flavors blend together so nicely to give this the touch of umami you’ve been craving.



2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 tablespoon Fresh minced garlic

1 cup Red Onion Diced

2 cups Tomato Diced

2 tablespoons Fresh Basil chiffonade

2 tablespoons Gaeta or Kalamata olives Diced

1 tablespoon capers

2 anchovy filets minced

1 pint marinara sauce

1 pound spaghetti or ziti cooked al dente

2 tablespoons grated Romano cheese

½ teaspoon red pepper flakes


  1. Heat oil in a large saute pan
  2. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and allow to cook on medium heat until fragrant
  3. Add onions and cook until translucent
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste
  5. Add olives, capers and diced tomatoes and allow to saute until tomatoes are soft
  6. Add Marinara sauce and allow to simmer for 5 minutes on medium heat
  7. Add pasta and toss with rest of ingredients
  8. Add Romano cheese and toss all ingredients together until cheese is incorporated throughout
  9. Transfer to dish and add more Romano cheese
  10. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes