Spaghetti Puttanesca
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This simple gluten-free pasta is a quick and easy crowd pleasing meal-- One pan, pantry staples and ready in less than 30 minutes! It's fresh tasting, savory and delicious.
Recipe type: Dinner, Pasta
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegetarian/ Vegan optional
Serves: 3-4
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1-3 anchovy fillets (first time using anchovies? start with 1 or 2 and you'll still get the flavor OR skip if you don't eat fish -- I personally use only 1 when making it and let my husband add extra to his bowl!)
  • 1½ teaspoons dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper (use ¾ teaspoon if you want really spicy!)
  • 4 cups gluten-free vegetable broth or chicken broth
  • up to 1 cup water
  • 12 oz gluten-free spaghetti (up to 16 oz if feeding 4)
  • 3-4 cups multicolored cherry, halved (about 1½ pints, more or less to taste)
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons gluten-free plain tomato paste (we have used up to an entire 6oz can of tomato paste and it's equally delicious, just a little creamier)
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped or more to taste
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped or more to taste
  • 24 pitted kalamata olives, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons capers (optional -- I love the flavor, my family doesn't so I'lll add to my bowl only)
  • Salt to taste
  1. Heat a large, deep sauté pan over medium heat.
  2. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add garlic, anchovies, oregano, and red pepper; cook 2 minutes, stirring to break up anchovies.
  3. Add broth. Bring to a boil. Add spaghetti to pan, lower heat to medium and cook 7-8 minutes, stirring frequently, especially at first to keep spaghetti from sticking together. If the pasta is absorbing the broth and not cooking enough or you feel you want more sauce, add water ¼ cup at a time and stir in.
  4. Add tomatoes and tomato paste and stir to combine. Cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes or until pasta is done to taste and tomatoes warmed. Pro tip: If tomatoes are not particularly ripe, cover the pan for a few minutes while it cooks up.
  5. Remove pan from heat, add remaining ingredients, toss to combine and serve.
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