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Pasta Puttanesca is an Italian dish that is packed with flavors of tangy, spicy and saltiness. This recipe is debuting arugula - a spicy leafy green that is at its peak flavor during the spring months.

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Servings: 4 Servings


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  1. [Bring a large pot of water to a boil and salt generously. Add in the pasta and cook until al dente.
  2. While pasta is cooking preheat a large skillet on a medium heat. Add olive oil into the skillet along with the garlic and lightly brown for about 2 minutes.
  3. Add in the parsley, olives, capers, anchovy paste, oregano and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine and cook for 2 minutes then add in the diced tomatoes, cook for an additional 5 minutes. Stir in arugula and allow for the leafy green to wilt, about 1 more minute.
  4. Once the sauce is complete add in the drained cooked pasta and reserved pasta water. Toss to combine all ingredients and serve in a family style bowl then finish by topping with freshly grated parmesan.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 143g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 410  
Calories from Fat 181 44%
Total Fat 20.32g 25%
Saturated Fat 4.05g 16%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 352mg 15%
Potassium 270mg 8%
Total Carbs 45.73g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2.8g 9%
Sugars 2.85g 2%
Protein 11.5g 18%



  • AmateurKitchen
    March 1, 2012
    Honestly...I didn't tell Maria what anchovy paste was I just told her that it has a slightly nutty/salty flavor to it when its cooked. :) She tried it and loved it. You can watch her reaction in our video! Enjoy!
    • John Spottiswood
      March 1, 2012
      This looks delicious. Does your daughter like the Anchovy paste? I've not tried it on my kids...but I'm a little leery...

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