• Pasta Puttanesca

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    Pasta Puttanesca
    Prep: 5 min Cook: 10 min Servings: 4
    by AmateurKitchen
    2 recipes
    Pasta Puttanesca is an Italian dish that is packed with flavors of tangy, spicy and saltiness. This recipe is debuting arugula - a spicy leafy green that is at its peak flavor during the spring months.


    • 8 oz spaghetti
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
    • ¼ cup Spanish olives, chopped
    • 2 tbsp capers, drained
    • 1 tsp anchovy paste
    • 1 tsp dried oregano
    • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
    • 1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes
    • ¾ cup arugula, chopped
    • 2 tbsp reserved pasta water
    • ¼ cup grated parmesan


    1. [Bring a large pot of water to a boil and salt generously. Add in the pasta and cook until al dente.
    2. While pasta is cooking preheat a large skillet on a medium heat. Add olive oil into the skillet along with the garlic and lightly brown for about 2 minutes.
    3. Add in the parsley, olives, capers, anchovy paste, oregano and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine and cook for 2 minutes then add in the diced tomatoes, cook for an additional 5 minutes. Stir in arugula and allow for the leafy green to wilt, about 1 more minute.
    4. Once the sauce is complete add in the drained cooked pasta and reserved pasta water. Toss to combine all ingredients and serve in a family style bowl then finish by topping with freshly grated parmesan.

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    • AmateurKitchen
      Honestly...I didn't tell Maria what anchovy paste was I just told her that it has a slightly nutty/salty flavor to it when its cooked. :) She tried it and loved it. You can watch her reaction in our video! Enjoy!
      • John Spottiswood
        John Spottiswood
        This looks delicious. Does your daughter like the Anchovy paste? I've not tried it on my kids...but I'm a little leery...

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