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Puttanesca Sauce

This Puttanesca Sauce is vegan and easy to make with simple ingredients that you have on hand in your pantry. A keeper that is ready in under 20 minutes. Serve this over your favorite pasta and you have a quick dinner that even pickiest kids will eat.

Big pot of Puttanesca Pasta.

Who does not love pasta? I’m always in and that is why I come up with new easy pasts recipes all the time.

Just take a look at my Creamy Mushroom Pasta or the stunning Lemon Pasta Sauce

If you haven’t tried those yet, now is the time to hop over to the recipes and make them. So good!

Closeup view of the Puttanesca Sauce mixed with pasta.
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Hearty, satisfying and so easy to make you can be sure this Puttanesca Sauce is a winning combo that you can always count on. Serve over spaghetti noodles or any other pasta, so flavorful.

Once you’ve tried it you know it is filling and tastes seriously delicious. You may find yourself surprised how easy it can be. Am I serious? Yes, guys, I always am.

Fresh parsley is great for garnish.

What’s in this Pasta Puttanesca

  • Olive oil
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Garlic

 

  • Capers
  • Olives
  • Crushed pepper

Enjoy a forkful of this easy vegan Puttanesca Sauce.

How to make Puttanesca Sauce

First heat olive oil in a casserole. Add garlic and fry for around 1 minute until lightly golden browned. Next add the olives, capers, and chopped tomatoes.

Season everything with the crushed pepper and regular salt and pepper. Let simmer with a lid on top on medium heat for around 10 minutes, stir frequently.

Finally serve this amazing pasta sauce for dinner, lunch, meal prep with any pasta you like, enjoy.

Step by step guide how to make this vegan Puttanesca Sauce

Tips to love this Puttanesca even more

Can I freeze this? No, you shouldn’t. It will make the taste and texture quite different. I can vouch for meal prep so you can make it ahead of time (up to 4 days) and reheat whenever you need.
Also you can just make a double batch and store in the fridge. It will stay fresh without loss in taste and texture.

Like it more spicy? I would guess swap out the crushed pepper for chili flakes. Another tasty addition to try, yum.

More variation and texture? No problem! Add cubed eggplant, you can fry or roast them. Both ways are delicious.

Puttanesca Pasta is great for lunch, dinner, and meal prep.

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Filling and so easy: this Puttanesca sauce always hits the spot. Made with simple ingredients and rich in flavor. A keeper that the whole family will love for dinner, lunch, even meal prep and naturally vegan. #vegan #dairyfree #vegetarian #glutenfree #contentednesscooking #dinner #lunch #mealprep #puttanesca #20minutemeals

If you give my easy vegan Puttanesca Sauce a try, tag me on Instagram or Facebook.

Always pleased to see all your remakes.

Cheers, Florian.

Puttanesca Pasta is great for lunch, dinner, and meal prep.

Puttanesca Sauce

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This Puttanesca Sauce is vegan and easy to make with simple ingredients that you have on hand in your pantry. A keeper that is ready in under 20 minutes. Serve this over your favorite pasta and you have a quick dinner that even pickiest kids will eat.

Ingredients

  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup capers
  • 2/3 cup olives, pitted
  • 14 oz chopped tomatoes
  • 1 Tbs crushed pepper
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a casserole. Add garlic and fry for around 1 minute until lightly golden browned. Next add the olives, capers, and chopped tomatoes.
  2. Season everything with the crushed pepper and regular salt and pepper. Let simmer with a lid on top on medium heat for around 10 minutes, stir frequently.
  3. Finally serve this amazing pasta sauce for dinner, lunch, meal prep with any pasta you like, enjoy.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 186Total Fat: 18.7gSaturated Fat: 2.6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15.5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 167mgCarbohydrates: 5.3gFiber: 1.9gSugar: 2.6gProtein: 1.1g

Denise

Saturday 19th of November 2022

Adding kale to that would be delicious!

Florian

Saturday 19th of November 2022

Enjoy, Denise!

linda

Monday 14th of November 2022

I have 2 questions, 1- do you use can whole tomatoes? 2- how would anchovies be in it? Looking forward to making this tonight

Florian

Monday 14th of November 2022

Hi Linda! You can, but the result will be different. You can add anchovies, enjoy.

Linda

Tuesday 8th of November 2022

I made your recipe. It is just delicious and I think the leftovers may be even better! I did saute some chopped onion with the garlic but I am sure it would have been fine without. Thank you for posting this wonderful recipe.

Florian

Tuesday 8th of November 2022

Hi Linda! Thanks for your great feedback.

Joy

Tuesday 18th of October 2022

One of my favorite local Italian places makes a variation of this that is so amazing. They add toasted pine nuts for crunch, and raisins to balance the saltiness of the olives and capers. Sounds crazy, but so good!

Florian

Tuesday 18th of October 2022

Hi Joy! Sounds tasty!

Melanie Layman

Thursday 13th of October 2022

This was so hood and easy to make. I used a medley of olives, and since I am an olive fanatic, I have to admit, I double the amount. Everyone in my family, including the picky one, loved it. I’ll be making this again very soon.

Florian

Thursday 13th of October 2022

Thanks for your great feedback and making it, Melanie! Would you mind leaving a star rating with your review on my blog? Your feedback is so helpful for other readers. Thanks a lot.

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