Waitrose and Partners
Spaghetti Puttanesca

Spaghetti Puttanesca

This fresh and punchy pasta dish is perfect all year round. A warming delight in winter, or a fresh and vibrant dish in summer. A must try recipe!

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  • Serves2
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare5 mins
  • Cook10 mins
  • Total time15 mins

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  • 150g De Cecco Spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp Waitrose & Partners Unfiltered Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus extra to serve
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 4 Waitrose & Partners Anchovy Fillets in Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp essential Waitrose Tomato Puree
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 10 Gaea Pitted Kalamata Olives, torn in half
  • 1 handful Cooks’ Ingredients Basil from a medium pot, plus extra leaves to serve
  • 2 tsp Cooks’ Ingredients Nonpareille Capers, drained


  1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil and cook the pasta according to pack instructions. Meanwhile, in a wide pan, gently heat the olive oil, garlic and anchovies. Sizzle gently for 2 minutes, encouraging the anchovies to melt into the oil with a few stirs, then add the tomato purée and cook for 1 minute until it turns a burnished, golden red.

  2. Add the tomatoes and olives, partially cover, and turn up the heat. Bubble hard for 5 minutes until the sauce has thickened and is rich and tasty.

  3. When ready, drain the pasta, reserving a cup of the cooking water. Add the pasta to the sauce with 2 tbsp reserved water and mix well. Season, then toss a handful of the basil into the pan. Divide between plates then finish with the capers, extra basil and a drizzle of oil.

Cook’s tip

For a slight kick, add a pinch of Cooks’ Ingredients Organic Hot Chilli Flakes to the pan as you soften the garlic and anchovies.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


1,875kJ/ 466kcals



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