An easy, 15 minute recipe where the traditional spaghetti aglio olio e peperoncino is dressed up with sautéed mushrooms. We love this simple pasta sauce and even add chicken, bacon, anchovies or seafood to it. Perfect for meatless weeknight dinners and a hit with the kids!
There are almost as many explanations for the origins of pasta puttanesca as there are ways to make it. Whatever the origin, no better cold-weather pasta sauce has come down to us. Puttanesca can be made completely with ingredients from the larder. The basis is a garlicky tomato sauce that is brought to a high level of flavor by the addition of anchovies, capers and olives. Red pepper flakes make things even better. The whole process is ridiculously easy. (Photo: Jim Wilson/NYT)