This Spaghetti Puttanesca makes regular appearances in our house and for good reason!
This super simple Italian dish is fresh tasting (especially when tomatoes are ripe and in season), savory, and so delicious.
And best part, it’s quick and easy to make, taking less than 30 minutes and requiring only one pan. That means only one pan to cleanup.
And it’s made with pantry staples (we eat a lot of Italian food and always have these in the house!): Olive oil, garlic, anchovies (don’t freak out! You can skip if you really want to!), dried oregano, crushed red pepper, vegetable broth, gluten-free spaghetti, cherry tomatoes, tomato paste, fresh basil, fresh parsley, kalamata olives and capers (I leave out because my family doesn’t love)
Recipe adapted from Cooking Light, it super easy to make.
And it comes together really quickly! Takes about 15 minutes once you have everything prepped and ready to go (about 10 minutes).
In one large pan, you saute lots of garlic, anchovies (again, don’t be freaked out … they get mashed up and lend a subtle flavor… you can always use less or skip), oregano and crushed pepper (again, adjust to taste depending on how spicy you like things) in olive oil.
Then add in the vegetable broth and bring to a boil.
Add in the spaghetti and cook about 7-8 minutes or until almost “done”. By cooking the spaghetti directly in the sauce, it absorbs so much flavor.
Then you add in the fresh tomatoes and tomato paste. The sauce will start getting creamy as the tomato paste mixes in and the tomatoes cook.
Finally you mix in thekalamata olives, capers (I skip this for my family and directly to my bowl) and fresh basil and parsley. That’s it!
And it all comes together in one pan!
Basic ingredients, one pan, and a yummy dinner in no time!
Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
And since one of the most asked questions is “what is our favorite brand of pasta?”, I’m linking to the blog post about Our Favorite Pasta Brands. Let me know what your favorite brands are!
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