Healthy Pasta Puttaneasca

This super-punchy pasta puttanesca is easy to make and tastes delicious.  It makes a great store cupboard standby.




  1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan and add the garlic and chilli and fry for 30 seconds. Add the anchovies, basil and cook for a further minute. Stir in the tomatoes and simmer for about 15 minutes, uncovered. Then add the capers and olives and continue to simmer for a further 5 minutes. Season to taste.
  2. Meantime, cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling salted water according to the packet instructions, then drain and add to the sauce. Mix well.
  3. Divide between 4 bowls and sprinkle with a few basil leaves. Serve with a leafy green salad.


The sauce freezes well.


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