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

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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).

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  • 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.

Variations

Instead of spaghetti, try bucatini or spaghettini.

Reviews (2)

19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2018
Vert good Puntanesca !!
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2016
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.