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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.

More sauces that you definitely should try are my

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

jordi

Thursday 7th of October 2021

Since I don't have any crushed paprika can I substitute powered Hungarian paprika? If so, how much?

Florian

Thursday 7th of October 2021

Hi Jordi! You can absolutely use Hungarian paprika. I would use 2 tsp, hope that helps. Let me know what you think.

Ant

Monday 6th of September 2021

Does this call for 1 lb of spaghetti? Do I drain the capers ?

Florian

Monday 6th of September 2021

Hi Ant! It depends If you would like a really saucy pasta 8 oz is just perfect, but otherwise 1 lb will fit. Hope that helps. Let me know what you think.

Monica Teague

Tuesday 24th of August 2021

Did you top this with fresh parsley (what is shown as topping in the picture)?

Thanks!

Florian

Tuesday 24th of August 2021

Hi Monica! Yes, fresh parsley and delicious. Let me know what you think.

Stephanie

Friday 30th of July 2021

***** 5/5 - I LOVE THIS RECIPE! I have made this recipe several times now, actually whenever my olive hating husband isn't around for dinner this is my go to meal. It is SO EASY to make which makes it the perfect quick meal for 1 and then I have leftovers for the next day! Kalamata olives are probably the best but my store is often sold out so I have used a variety of different olives, often 2 kinds per recipe and it always tastes amazing. I do like to rinse my capers and olives a bit and I don't add any additional salt.

I have added cooked lentils to the pasta or tempeh as well for vegan protein boosts and it has always tasted just perfect.

Florian

Friday 30th of July 2021

Thanks for your great feedback, Stephanie! Sounds delicious with tempeh or lentils as well. Would you mind leaving a star rating with your review? This is super helpful for other readers. Thanks so much.

Kacey

Thursday 15th of July 2021

Can you give a link or a brand name for the crushed paprika?

Florian

Thursday 15th of July 2021

Hi Kacey! 365 is great, hope that helps.

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