If there’s one pasta dish to love, it’s pasta puttanesca. This Italian favorite originated from Naples and has a deliciously garlic-y tomato sauce with the bold flavors of anchovies, capers, and olives.
The best part about pasta puttanesca is that it’s incredibly easy to whip up. Many of the ingredients that go into this pasta are jarred ingredients like olives and capers, for example. These are items you can keep in your fridge or pantry and have in stock for quick and easy dinners like this.
If you don’t have anchovy fillets, you can also use anchovy paste to make this recipe. We recommend using a couple teaspoons of paste (or to taste) instead.
This pasta puttanesca recipe comes together in less than 20 minutes. The pasta pairs well with garlic crostinis or bruschetta as an appetizer.