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Bowl of tomato pasta with a gold fork on a striped cloth

Quick and Easy Pasta Puttanesca

This pasta puttanesca is so quick to put together and it's packed with flavour. This recipe is guaranteed to be a hit with the whole family and it makes great leftovers too!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 478kcal


  • 500 g Linguini or other long pasta
  • 5 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 6 Oil Packed Anchovy Fillets
  • 1 tablespoon Tomato Puree
  • 1 400g tin Chopped Tomatoes
  • 50 g Capers drained
  • 75 g Pitted Black Olives halved
  • 2 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • Pinch Chilli Flakes
  • 1 170g tin Tuna drained


  • Cook pasta according to packet instructions. Keep a mugful of pasta water before draining.
  • While the pasta cooks heat the olive oil over a medium heat and add the anchovies and tomato puree, cook for a couple of minutes until the anchovies start to break down then add the chopped tomatoes. Simmer for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the olives, capers, oregano and chilli flakes. Simmer until thickened then add the pasta and 100ml pasta water to pan. Cook over medium heat until sauce is thickened then flakes in the tuna and toss.


Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary depending on the exact ingredients used.


Calories: 478kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 743mg | Potassium: 395mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 168IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 3mg