Howard’s Famous Pasta Puttanesca (sort-of)

I really don't know how famous it it…..

But his kids love it, so that counts for a lot.

It's not true Puttanesca with the sausages….

But that's what we cooks do – modify the recipe to suit our tastes and feed our families.

This wonderful recipe was sent to me by one of my readers, Howard, from Chicago, Illinois.

Ppn%20161He doesn't write a blog but thought this would be a good addition to Presto Pasta Nights.  

Well, since I wholeheartedly agree that this is en excellent addition…..

And I do happen to write a blog – here it is:

Puttanesca – like sauce 

1/4 cup olive oil
1 medium sized onion
chopped fine

4 garlic cloves minced/pressed
2 tsp dried basil
2 tsp
dried oregano

1 tsp dried thyme
2 tbl tomato paste
1 cup rustic red

2 tbl anchovy paste
2 tbl drained capers
1 cup kalamata olives-
coarsely chopped

2 links garlic sausage – I used a pre-cooked chicken garlic
sausage – cut into thick slices on the bias

2 16 oz cans diced/stewed
tomatoes – with juice

Heat olive oil until very hot.  Saute onions until
they just start to yellow, about 5 minutes.  Add herbs and garlic and saute for
another minute or two until very fragrant.  Add the rest of the ingredients,
cover and simmer for 40 minutes or so.  Remove the top and simmer until
thickened a little, about 20 minutes more. 

"I served this with
cappellini because that's what my kids like but linguini works as do short
textured pastas like radiatore, or penne."

BTW, Howard, the last time I made a Puttanesca – like sauce, I put tuna in it….

Next time, I'm making yours….

Thank you so much for sharing this with Presto Pasta Nights!

5 thoughts on “Howard’s Famous Pasta Puttanesca (sort-of)”

  1. Thanks Katie for the write up. Dinner tonight, by the way, was your Cod Provencal. It was delicious, as are all of the meals that are inspired by this site.

  2. Christine – me, too. And anchovies.
    Tanna, one cannot go wrong with sausage.
    Howard, you are so welcome – and glad you liked the Cod!

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