Quick and Easy Pasta Puttanesca


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 207.2
  • Total Fat: 16.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 13.8 mg
  • Sodium: 927.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.3 g
  • Protein: 3.7 g

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Introduction

This is a delicious, fresh tasting pasta sauce - different from the norm. I got this recipe from Sam the Cooking Guy and adapted it for more kick and less fat. Calories listed include sauce only - not the actual noodles. Also - it's not technically vegetarian, but it was the closest option I was able to choose in the main category. Enjoy! This is a delicious, fresh tasting pasta sauce - different from the norm. I got this recipe from Sam the Cooking Guy and adapted it for more kick and less fat. Calories listed include sauce only - not the actual noodles. Also - it's not technically vegetarian, but it was the closest option I was able to choose in the main category. Enjoy!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    * 2 tablespoons olive oil
    * 1 tablespoon anchovy paste - don't leave this out!
    * 2 tsp. minced garlic
    * 1/2-1 teaspoon crushed red pepper (less than half tsp. if you don't want a kick to it)
    * 2 tablespoon capers (drained)
    * 5 ounces Kalamata (Greek) Olives, coarsely chopped
    * 14 oz can Italian tomatoes, chopped, no salt added
    * 14 oz can tomato sauce, no salt added
    * Any fresh pasta (not included in calories)
    * Fresh grated Parmesan (not included in calories)


Directions

1. Heat olive oil in a pan
2. Add anchovy paste and garlic and saute for about one minute (keep this on low so it doesn't burn - do not leave anchovy paste out - adds flavor but will not make your pasta taste fishy - I promise!)
3. Add tomatoes, capers, olives and red pepper flakes and simmer for 15 to 30 minutes
4. Using a fork or big spoon, mash the tomatoes in the pan - you want the sauce thick and chunky
5. Serve over pasta and top with fresh parmesan

NOTE: I don't like tomato chunks so I use 2 cans of tomato sauce instead.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NATURALSOAPGIRL.

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  • i bloomed the pepper in the oil with the garlic first. very tasty and easy, but too salty for me. we made a side dish of kale, onions, chayote and garlic and mixed it into the pasta, to give it more veggies, and balance out the salt a bit...still too salty. - 4/10/10

    Reply from NATURALSOAPGIRL (8/7/10)
    Did you buy the no salt tomato products? That helps since kalamatas are so salty... definitely not a recipe you want to add extra salt to...


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