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Fusilli Puttanesca

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 35 min.
Total: 55 min.
This simple pasta is packed with the flavors of Italy and can be served as either a side or main dish.


  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 1 (28 oz.) can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup sliced olives
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 3 Tbs tomato paste
  • 1 Tbs chopped capers
  • 1 1/2 tsp anchovy paste
  • 1 1/2 tsp chopped oregano
  • 1/4- 1/2 tsp dried red pepper flakes
  • 10 oz whole wheat fusilli pasta, cooked


  • Heat olive oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally until golden. Pour in tomatoes, olives, red wine and tomatoes paste and stir until evenly combined. Add capers, anchovy paste and oregano and season to taste with pepper flakes. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes. Toss with fusilli pasta and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 450
  Calories from Fat 116 (26%)
(18%)Total Fat 12g
(0%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(25%)Sodium 600mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 66g
(0%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(24%)Protein 12g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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