Thick Spaghetti Alla Puttanesca

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  • Servings : 24
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Puttanesca is an Italian reference to the spiciness and saltiness of a dish and is deliciously popular in both the Calabria and Lazio regions of Italy.


  • 6 lb. Barilla® Thick Spaghetti
  • 2 1/4 cups extra-virgin olive oil
  • 12 cloves garlic
  • 6 lb. tomato concasse
  • 6 oz. drained capers
  • 1 1/2 tsp. chili flakes
  • 1 1/2 lb. sliced pitted Gaeta olives
  • As needed salt
  • As needed pepper
  • 3/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 36 minced anchovy fillets


Step 1

Cook the Barilla® pasta for half the time indicated on the package. Drain pasta and drizzle with some olive oil to prevent from sticking.

Step 2

Place pasta flat on sheet trays or hotel pans and cool in a blast chiller. Alternatively, cool it down in a walk-in cooler. Store in zip lock bags or sealed plastic container; refrigerate and use within several hours. Heat the oil in a large rondeau. Add the garlic and saute until golden.

Step 3

Add the tomatoes and cook until broken down. Add the capers, pepper flakes, and olives. Simmer to bring the flavors together; season with salt and pepper. Remove from the heat and cool in batches.

Step 4

For each serving, to order: Reheat about 2/3 cup sauce with 1 1/2 tsp. minced anchovies and 1 1/2 tsp. parsley. Reheat 2 cups spaghetti in boiling water for 40 to 60 seconds. Drain the pasta and toss it with the sauce. Plate and garnish with additional parsley.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 (193g)
Servings Per Container 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories 430
Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 420mg
Total Carbohydrate 61g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 3g
Protein 12g

Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 4%
Iron 20%
Allergy Information:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Please note: for the purpose of the nutritional assessment, total sodium does not include salt added to the cooking water. When salt is listed "as needed" in the ingredient list, 1 tsp total is included in the analysis.