Recipe courtesy of Spike Mendelsohn

Spike's Puttanesca Sauce

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 53 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 38 min
  • Yield: 3 cups
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1 onion, finely chopped

1 large carrot, finely chopped

1/4 cup olive oil

1 (28 ounce) can Roma tomatoes

3 cloves garlic, finely diced

1 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes

1/2 cup capers

1 cup pitted kalamata olives, chopped

2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a medium pot over medium heat add oil, onion, carrots, season with salt and pepper and saute until slightly soft, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes to a large bowl and using your hands crush them into small chunks. Add to the pot with onions and carrots and season with a bit of salt and pepper. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and let cook for 3 more minutes. Add remaining ingredients and let simmer uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.