Puttanesca Sauce

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Don’t be afraid of the anchovies in this dish. They simply melt away and add a complex flavor to this spicy, salty, garlicky sauce.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 12 hours 15 minutes

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 4 anchovies in oil
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup sliced black olives
  • 1 can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (15 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp. crushed red pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. drained nonpareil-sized capers
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar

Directions

  • Pat the anchovies with a paper towel to remove any excess oil.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large, nonstick skillet and add the anchovies, garlic, and onion. Sauté until the anchovies mostly disappear into the onion and garlic and the onions are soft, about 3–5 minutes.
  • Place the onions, anchovies, and garlic into a 4–6-quart slow cooker. Add the remaining ingredients. Stir to distribute the ingredients evenly. Cook on low for 12 hours.
  • If the sauce looks very wet at the end of the cooking time, remove the lid and cook on high for 15–30 minutes before serving.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 4 anchovies in oil
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup sliced black olives
  • 1 can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (15 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp. crushed red pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. drained nonpareil-sized capers
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar

Directions

  • Pat the anchovies with a paper towel to remove any excess oil.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large, nonstick skillet and add the anchovies, garlic, and onion. Sauté until the anchovies mostly disappear into the onion and garlic and the onions are soft, about 3–5 minutes.
  • Place the onions, anchovies, and garlic into a 4–6-quart slow cooker. Add the remaining ingredients. Stir to distribute the ingredients evenly. Cook on low for 12 hours.
  • If the sauce looks very wet at the end of the cooking time, remove the lid and cook on high for 15–30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories130
Total Fat5g
Saturated Fat0.5g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium730mg
Total Carbohydrate20g
Dietary Fiber5g
Sugars11g
Protein4g