nutritional information

Per 1 1/2-cup serving:

  • Calories: 395
  • Protein: 14 g
  • Total Fat: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 74 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 254 mg
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Sugar: 8 g

Puttanesca Sauce with Fried Capers over Linguine

Puttanesca Sauce with Fried Capers over Linguine

Serves 4

30 minutes or fewer

This versatile sauce also works great spread on crostini, spooned over soft polenta, or served with poached eggs.
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. capers, drained and patted dry with paper towels
  • 1 red onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbs.)
  • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 lb. cherry tomatoes, halved (3½ cups)
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced, divided
  • ¼ cup pitted Kalamata olives, coarsely chopped
  • 12 oz. linguine

1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add capers, and fry 1 to 2 minutes, or until many capers have split. Remove capers with slotted spoon, and drain on paper towels. Add onion to skillet, and cook 3 to 5 minutes, then stir in garlic and red pepper flakes, and cook 1 minute more. Stir in tomatoes, and cook 5 to 7 minutes, or until tomatoes begin to break down. Stir in 1/2 cup basil and olives, and remove pan from heat.

2. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water. Add drained pasta to skillet, and toss to combine with sauce, adding some pasta water if mixture seems too thick. Serve garnished with remaining 1/2 cup basil and capers.

June 2014 p.27

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Amanda- I know what you mean, when I became a vegetarian I joined a coop and had to figure out what I was going to eat and where to shop. Took a lot of googling. The ingredients in this recipe are sold in "regular" grocery stores :) Ethnic stores are another good option and often less expensive.

Jackie - 2016-03-29 11:34:42

Please send some vegetarian dishes with ingredients sold in regular grocery stores, food lion etc

Armanda - 2016-03-08 19:23:51

Yummy dish. I used more garlic and red pepper flakes and it was delicious. Definitely a recipe to keep!

Jan Konya-Grabill - 2016-03-07 00:15:38

I made this according to the recipe and found it to be pretty bland. It's more like a pomodoro.

Lisa - 2015-11-10 04:17:35

Yum and easy! I used spiced olives and threw the capers in with the tomatoes, added zucchini and what was left of some homemade pizza sauce to make up for not enough tomatoes...perfect.

angelica - 2015-08-11 01:34:39

Pasta dish

Monica - 2014-12-31 05:51:08

Gotta try this.

Dennis Brown - 2014-11-25 01:02:29

I use a can of plum tomatoes (mashed) and just put the capers in without towel drying. Delicious!

mary masciave - 2014-11-14 18:08:52

This cooks faster than you can chop so prep all ingredients first. Otherwise, I will make this again and soon. I wondered how I'd like the olives and capers in pasta, but I think I'd add even more next time and I like the recommendation to add artichoke hearts too.

Kristi - 2014-09-29 13:58:48

Made this a couple of days ago - totally yummy! Husband even asked for seconds...

Sissy - 2014-09-03 14:04:52

Perfect for a summer evening. I always add artichoke hearts for a little extra flavor.

Pam - 2014-08-27 00:31:43

I made this tonight. So good and easy!

Diana - 2014-07-21 03:32:29


christine - 2014-07-18 12:53:10

Nice recipe for a summer evening

Tammy Amon - 2014-06-20 02:14:09