Spaghetti with Tomatoes, Capers, Olives and Anchovies

Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 20

Appears in
The Classic Pasta Cookbook

By Giuliano Hazan

Published 1993

  • About

Puttana in Italian means whore and this is the pasta she would use to seduce her clients. I cannot guarantee its aphrodisiac qualities but even if it does not arouse your partner it certainly should make him or her happy!


  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 6


  1. Peel and finely chop the garlic clove. Chop the anchovies and put them with 3 tablespoons of the olive oil in a 3- to 4-quart sauce pot over medium-low heat until the anchovies begin