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Pasta Puttanesca is an incredible Italian sauce that was used by prostitutes to lure in clients.  It's sexy, fragrant, and enticing.  Good move ladies!

Pasta Puttanesca | aka Whore’s Sauce

  • Author: Holley
  • Total Time: 20 min
  • Yield: 5 cups 1x


  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 2 tsp capers
  • 2 sardines diced
  • 1 pints of canned tomatoes
  • 1 tsp diced oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 Tbsp basil
  • 1/4 cup pitted black olives, whole or sliced


  1. Drizzle olive oil into a pan and saute the onions and garlic until they are translucent and fragrant.
  2. Add all other ingredients and bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer.
  3. Simmer for 10 minutes and serve over vegetable noodles.
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: stove-top
  • Cuisine: Italian
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