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Homemade Puttanesca Sauce

Delicious and fresh tasting homemade Puttanesca sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author foodnessgracious


  • 28 ounce can of whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • ½ cup green pitted olives
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 4 cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 2 anchovy filets
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • ½ pound spaghetti
  • grated Parmesan
  • fresh basil


  • In a pot, add the first six ingredients and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer on low fo 15-20 minutes.
  • Transfer the sauce to a blender and pulse a few short times.
  • Taste the sauce and add salt and black pepper if desired.
  • Cook the spaghetti as per the directions on the pack.
  • Drain and add the sauce to the cooked pasta.
  • Stir and serve with Parmesan and fresh basil on top.