Keep these pantry ingredients on hand for this fast, flavorful weeknight dish.



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add grape tomatoes, capers, anchovies, olives, and garlic; cook until fragrant and tomatoes soften, about 5 minutes. Add tomato puree and season with salt and pepper; cook 2 minutes (sauce will be separated).

  • Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente. Reserve 1 cup pasta water; drain pasta and add to sauce, tossing to combine and adding enough pasta water to create a thin sauce that coats pasta. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

To turn long pasta like spaghetti into a tidy mouthful, use your fork to gather a few strands at a time. Rotate the fork against the side of the bowl until a compact ball forms. As you twirl the pasta, it will collect just enough sauce, making for the perfect bite.


Instead of spaghetti, try bucatini or spaghettini.

Reviews (2)

19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
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  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4 stars
Vert good Puntanesca !!
Rating: 5 stars
I loved this!!! My family of 5 with 3 littles devoured this! Obviously you have to love capers and kalamata olives and if you do it will sure to be a hit! This will into my favorite file along with Martha's sausage and pepper meatballs.