Our One-Pot Pasta Puttanesca recipe is a delicious holiday dish combining spaghetti, olives, tomatoes and some parmigiana to give you all the holiday feels.
Now all this amazing weather has got me thinking about Italy again. We love the country, the people, and most of all the carb-heavy food! The only thing I haven’t enjoyed is when we visited Milan and I was surprised with a tonne of mosquitos! I had some really bad bites on that holiday! All the pasta and great food made up for it. But in the last couple of weeks, I have craved a little Italian food, so one-pot pasta puttanesca was born.
Pasta & Pizza…
Tom whipped up some homemade pizzas in the outdoor pizza oven the other day. If you fancy taking a look at his recipe, it’s a great detailed blog post and a link to a youtube video. He followed the link to make sure the pizza dough was perfect and does this every time now. It’s pretty foolproof and very delicious.
Locked down, Stocked up…
I decided two things. One, is that we have too much food in the fridge and cupboards that we don’t use and it needs to be eaten. Number two is that I want pasta.
Firstly, when the lockdown was implemented, it was difficult to get any kind of rice or pasta, I was lucky as I used to drive a lot with my job so I would go past around 6/7 supermarkets per day. This gave me the chance to try and buy some things we hadn’t got before we were told to stop working. I was able to grab a packet of spaghetti, a packet of linguine, and a bag of pasta from three different places and they’ve pretty much lasted us the past 10 weeks.
Secondly, I mean, I always want some sort of carb-heavy meal, even though we’ve been on more of a health kick recently. We are trying to keep our carbs low, but it’s good to have some every now and then. Especially if we have been out exercising the following day, we do let ourselves ‘carb load’ a little.
Get in those veggies…
Like most of our recipes, we try to put a diverse range of ingredients in, I like to get lots of veggies if I’m not having them on the side so this isn’t much different. I’ll put everything I can into recipes to try and use stuff up in cupboards that I may have forgotten I had bought. And this one isn’t much different! We’ve made a one-pot, throw it all in pasta! And this was absolutely perfect after a day out in the sun. All it needed was a beautiful crisp glass of white wine.
- 200g spaghetti
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1/2 white onion
- 1/2 tin of artichokes
- 10 black olives halved
- 20 capers
- 3 tomatoes chopped
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes
- 450ml vegetable stock
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Warm the olive oil in a large, deep, casserole dish and then add the onions and garlic, stirring occasionally until just starting to turn golden.
- Turn down the heat. Add the pasta to the casserole dish, breaking in half if needed. Add the rest of the ingredients, minus the stock to the pan on top of the pasta. Then pour the vegetable stock over everything.
- Cover the pan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a steady simmer (medium to medium-low heat) and, keeping covered & stirring occasionally, cook for 8-10 more minutes, or until pasta is done through to your liking.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 293Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2982mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 10gSugar: 9gProtein: 11g
Thanks for reading our one-pot pasta puttanesca recipe and coming along to take a look at all our recipes. I have linked the pizza one above so don’t forget to take a look at that! it is delicious.
I have also linked a pizza oven. It’s similar to ours but I cannot find the link to ours I’m afraid.