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Easy One Pot Pasta Puttanesca


This easy one pot Pasta Puttanesca is so simple and delicious you will want to make it all the time. Luscious noodles are paired with tangy tomatoes, aromatic garlic and capers. What are you waiting for? Its time to dig into a delicious plate of noodle perfection.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • ½ lb Spaghetti
  • 2 Tbs. Olive Oil
  • 5 Cloves Garlic
  • ½ tsp Red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbs. Capers
  • 2 Cans diced tomatoes 14.5 oz each
  • cup Grated parmesan cheese + more for serving
  • 1 tsp. Dried Oregano
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ¼ tsp. Black pepper
  • 2 Tbs. Black olives for serving
  • 2 Tbs. Green Olives for serving


  • Bring a quart of water to a boil then add the spaghetti noodles. Stir the noodles occasionally to make sure the noodles don’t clump together as they cook. Cook for about 10 minutes, or until the noodles are just al dente.
  • While the noodles are cooking, mince the garlic.
  • Open the cans of tomatoes and drain.
  • Grate the parmesan cheese.
  • Drain the pasta in a colander and return the empty pot to the stove.
  • Add the olive oil, minced garlic and red pepper flakes to the pot and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Then add the drained spaghetti back into the pot along with the capers, diced tomatoes, parmesan cheese, oregano, salt and pepper.
  • Mix everything together and simmer for about 10 minutes over medium-low heat.
  • Serve with additional parmesan cheese and olives. Enjoy!


This recipe serves 3 to 4 people with salad and veggies on the side. I recommend that you double it for a crowd of extra hungry people or if you want to have leftovers for another meal.