15-minute puttanesca penne

15-minute puttanesca penne

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  • 2
  • Easy
  • 5 minutes
  • 15 minutes

Need a quick pasta recipe to make before loadshedding hits? This puttanesca pasta comes together in just 15 minutes and packs a punch thanks to anchovies, olives and capers.


  • 250 g penne
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 x 70 g sachet Woolworths pitted black Kalamata olives with a hint of herbs
  • 50 g capers, with 1 t brine
  • 4 - 6 anchovy fillets
  • 2–3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 x 400 g can Woolworths cherry tomatoes
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • fresh basil, for serving

Cooking Instructions

1. Cook the penne in boiling, salted water until al dente. (About 14-15 minutes.)
2. Fry the olives, capers, anchovies and garlic in the olive oil until the anchovies begin to melt.
3. Pour in the tomatoes, season and add the caper brine. Simmer for 10 minutes, then stir the penne through the hot sauce in the pan. Serve with the basil.

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Hannah Lewry Recipe by: Hannah Lewry
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