Pasta Puttanesca
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
The flavor in this sauce runs DEEP.

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 - 28 oz. can(s) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 - tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 - tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 - tsp onion powder
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1 - cup(s) olives
  • 3 - Tbsp capers
  • 1/2 - cup(s) dry white wine
  • 12 - oz. small shell pasta**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Cook pasta as directed. Drain well.
  2. Heat the oil in a medium-sized saucepan over medium-heat. Add the crushed tomatoes, garlic powder, basil, oregano, onion powder, salt and pepper to taste. Bring the sauce to a boil, promptly reduce the heat and allow it to simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. (Note: you could substitute a 26 oz. jar spaghetti sauce in place of the homemade tomato sauce listed above. Be sure to update the shopping list if you make this substitution.)
  4. Stir in the olives, capers, and white wine, and allow it to stay warm while the pasta is cooking.
  5. Toss the cooked pasta with the puttanesca sauce.
  6. Serve Pasta Puttanesca with side of veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Open 2 cans of crushed tomatoes.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Half of the canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup sliced black olives
  • 3 Tbsp capers, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • Note: Do NOT add the dry pasta to the freezer bag.

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring the sauce to reheat in saucepan and then toss with cooked pasta.

Special notes

Substitute a 26 oz. jar of spaghetti sauce in place of the 1 Tbsp olive oil, 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes, 1 tsp garlic powder, ½ tsp dried basil, ½ tsp dried oregano and ½ tsp onion powder.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Use gluten-free small shell pasta noodles and serve with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Pasta Puttanesca

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw before adding to Dutch oven or saucepan for reheating and simmering for 10 minutes. Toss with cooked pasta.
Serve with veggies.

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