I originally posted this recipe over 4 years ago on this blog, after picking it up at my Saturday job in a local Italian restaurant- and thought I'd give it another lease of life, as it's still one of my complete favourite Italian dishes (and hey, I'd like to think my photography has improved a little since too)! With a bit of a saucy name (pardon the pun)- the idea with puttanesca, is that it's built upon lots of things you often have in your cupboard- and if not, it's pretty cheap to make, incredibly tasty and comfortably feeds four (or two, with lunch sorted)! You can also include anchovies which are delicious, but appreciate they aren't to everyone's taste, so I left them out.

You Will Need:
- Olive oil
- 1 x Chopped red onion
- 2 x Garlic cloves, crushed or chopped small
- 1 x Small jar of capers
- 1 x Small jar of pitted olives (ideally sliced)
- 2 x 400g tinned plum tomatoes (chopped, if possible)
- 2 x Dried chillies
- A sprinkling of dried oregano and basil
- Salt & pepper for seasoning
- Spaghetti

1. Adding a little olive oil into a saucepan, take your onions and crushed garlic and heat them until the onion starts to turn golden. Add in your olives, capers and dried chillis and continue to fry for another 5 minutes, until the onions are soft.

2. Add in your two tins of tomatoes, herbs and salt and pepper to taste, and simmer for 15-20 minutes until reduced and the sauce has thickened.

3. Bring a pot of slightly salted water to the boil, and in the meantime cook your spaghetti, following the instructions on the packet (duh)! Once cooked, mix in your sauce to the spaghetti and serve and enjoy! Told you it was easy!


Although it's certainly no bake, I'd love to see if any of you give any of my recipes a try too! If you do, use the hashtag #bakewithliv so I can see!


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I originally posted this recipe over 4 years ago on this blog, after picking it up at my Saturday job in a local Italian restaurant- and thought I'd give it another lease of life, as it's still one of my complete favourite Italian dishes (and hey, I'd like to think my photography has improved a little since too)! With a bit of a saucy name (pardon the pun)- the idea with puttanesca, is that it's built upon lots of things you often have in your cupboard- and if not, it's pretty cheap to make, incredibly tasty and comfortably feeds four (or two, with lunch sorted)! You can also include anchovies which are delicious, but appreciate they aren't to everyone's taste, so I left them out.

You Will Need:
- Olive oil
- 1 x Chopped red onion
- 2 x Garlic cloves, crushed or chopped small
- 1 x Small jar of capers
- 1 x Small jar of pitted olives (ideally sliced)
- 2 x 400g tinned plum tomatoes (chopped, if possible)
- 2 x Dried chillies
- A sprinkling of dried oregano and basil
- Salt & pepper for seasoning
- Spaghetti

1. Adding a little olive oil into a saucepan, take your onions and crushed garlic and heat them until the onion starts to turn golden. Add in your olives, capers and dried chillis and continue to fry for another 5 minutes, until the onions are soft.

2. Add in your two tins of tomatoes, herbs and salt and pepper to taste, and simmer for 15-20 minutes until reduced and the sauce has thickened.

3. Bring a pot of slightly salted water to the boil, and in the meantime cook your spaghetti, following the instructions on the packet (duh)! Once cooked, mix in your sauce to the spaghetti and serve and enjoy! Told you it was easy!


Although it's certainly no bake, I'd love to see if any of you give any of my recipes a try too! If you do, use the hashtag #bakewithliv so I can see!


x

21 comments:

  1. This looks amazing :) Will definitely have to give it a go!

    Hannah x
    Paloma in Disguise

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  2. Ooooh looks delish! xx

    fashiontatt.blogspot.com

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  3. This is one of my favorite ways to eat pasta! Thanks for sharing this recipe, I always love to test new ways how to prepare my favorite meals.

    http://lartoffashion.com

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  4. Three cheers for blog photography circa 2011!

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  5. A very perfect summer dish. Loved the setting ;)

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  6. This looks so yummy!!

    x
    www.siobhanlrothwell.wordpress.com

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  7. This looks delicious! Being Italian myself I can say this looks amazing. Going to give it a go myself :) X

    THEFASHION-JUNKIE

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  8. Right, I quite fancy some spaghetti right now. Nom!

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  9. I don't even like olives or capers but you photos are so beautiful I want to eat it all....right now!!! xx

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  10. puttanesca is my favourite pasta dish, and I ALWAYS add anchovies ;)
    Rosie
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    www.anenglishrosie.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Looks absolutely delicious Olivia, thanks for sharing - I will definitely try this! <3

    I have a new outfit post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

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    x

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  12. If you add capers to anything it becomes amazing!

    Heba xx The Heba

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  13. Looks amazing!

    www.mandybajwa.blogspot.com

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  14. This sounds amazing!

    http://wiltedxfaded.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. this looks so good! will have to try it soon.

    http://www.thefashionhaven.com/

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  16. ooh I love spaghetti puttanesca (with the anchovies!) and cook it probably every other week... will have to give your recipe a go as it's different to the one I use :)

    Rose and Weston x

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  17. Ohh this looks SO good, I need to get myself into the kitchen!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  18. Thanks Liv! Was having one of those... 'What to have for lunch?' moments... Dilemma: out of bread, too lazy to head out to the shop... Had all the ingredients apart from the anchovies - result! Thanks for reminding what a great little dish this is & sooo tasty too!

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