Puttanesca or Kalamata Kwik Sauce

Puttanesca or Kalamata Kwik Sauce


"This is a great quick pasta sauce, full of flavor. Ladle onto short pasta with a generous spoonful of Pecorino Romano cheese. This is not intended to be a sauce that you smother the pasta in. If the fresh tomatoes aren't garden fresh and full of flavor I would consider omitting them from the recipe."


20 m servings 182 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 182 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 16.8 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.8g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 463 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a small saucepan, saute garlic, onions and red pepper. Stir in sun dried tomatoes, capers and oregano. Add fresh ripe tomatoes and kalamata olives. Cook covered for about 5 minutes.
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  1. 57 Ratings


This was fabulous !!!I sauteed 2 boneless chicken breasts ,(flattened with a mallet),and then put about 1/2 cup of sauce in the bottom of a baking dish then put the chicken on top and then the r...

Excellent! Very spicy with that much red pepper flakes - weaklings might want to cut it in half. I used oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes and was able to omit the olive oil from the recipe and it ...

This was a great recipe -- very tasty. I doubled the recipe and it was barely enough for 4 people, even if you are not trying to smother the pasta. I would recommend quadrupling it if you are ...

It's truly delicious! I added a jar of roasted red bell peppers and some extra capers.. The pecorino cheese is the best choice. Using whole wheat penne pasta is a great choice for this hearty sa...

One word...Fantastic!!! Tried this tonite and luckily had everything in the pantry and fridge but vine-ripened tomatoes. Sorry, Giuseppe, but I used a good brand of canned diced tomatoes and th...

Delicious! Doubled the recipe and tossed it with linguine. After plating, I topped each serving with a grilled tuna steak and a good dusting of pecarino romano cheese as suggested (don't use t...

We had to make this sauce after reading and watching the "Series of Unfortunate Events." This was a great recipe, very quick and easy. My kids and everyone loved it, and it was extra fun for t...

This was too hot. I think I am pretty tolerant of spicy foods but this was just too dog-goned hot! I would cut the pepper flakes to 1/2 tsp. & then it might be good.

Absolutely delicious! I added extra olives and used canned diced tomatoes instead of fresh and it was well worth it. Great with grilled meats and truly superb on thin rounds of toasted baguette...