Spaghetti Puttanesca

  • Serves2
  • DifficultyEasy
In the box:
Dried chilli flakes
Puttanesca paste
Black olive sprinkle
Shopping list:
200g olives
150g anchovies
1 courgette, thinly sliced
1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
200g dried spaghetti
Handful of parsley, roughly chopped
From your cupboard:
Sunflower or olive oil

This SimplyCook recipe takes just 20 minutes to cook, saving you precious time in the kitchen. SimplyCook have sourced quality ingredients to make this money-saving meal the perfect alternative to costly recipe book equivalents.

1. Cook the spaghetti in boiling salted water for approximately 10 minutes, until al dente.

2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large frying pan. Fry the olives and anchovies for 3 minutes, smashing them up as you go. Then add the courgette and fry for another 2 minutes.

3. Add the puttanesca paste, black olive sprinkle and the tin of chopped tomatoes. Simmer on a low heat for 3 minutes before adding the dried chilli flakes. Continue simmering until the spaghetti is cooked.

4. Transfer the cooked spaghetti to a large bowl or plate and spoon the sauce on top.

5. Serve with some parsley sprinkled on top, if you like.

Transfer the cooked spaghetti into the frying pan with the sauce along with 2-3 large spoonfuls of the cooking water. Stir together over a medium heat for 1 minute until the sauce is coating the pasta.

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