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Spicy Puttanesca
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This classic Italian pasta sauce is salty, briny and just downright delicious thanks to ZestfulKitchen and the Simply Organic spices she uses. It comes together quickly and easily thanks to a short, yet bold list of ingredients!


Prep time 5mins
Cook time 30mins
Serves or Makes: 4
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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon anchovy paste
  • 2 teaspoons Simply Organic Italian Seasoning
  • 1 (28-oz.) can crushed, peeled plum tomatoes in juice,
  • 1/ 2 cup dry red wine
  • 1 sprig basil, plus more for serving
  • 1/ 2 cup kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 12 ounces dried pappardelle
  • Parsley, for topping
  • Parmesan, for topping


  • Step 1

    Heat oil over medium in a large sauté pan. Add onion and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Add garlic, tomato paste, anchovy paste, italian seasoning, and pepper flakes and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

  • Step 3

    Stir in tomatoes, wine, and basil sprig, bring sauce to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until thickened, about 15 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Meanwhile, cook pasta in a pot of boiling salted water according to package directions; drain.

  • Step 5

    Stir olives and capers into sauce and cook to heat through; discard basil sprig. Serve puttanesca sauce over pasta and top with fresh basil, parsley and parmesan, if desired.