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Pasta alla Putanesca
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Pasta Puttanesca with Spicy Tuna

This Pasta Puttanesca is made with spicy tuna, tomato chunks, olives, garlic, and capers. It is a very aromatic and tasty pasta dish that is done in just a few minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pasta alla puttanesca, pasta puttanesca, puttanesca
Servings: 4
Calories: 459kcal
Author: Bebs


  • 200 grams capellini or angel hair pasta -or spaghetti
  • 4-5 tablespoons olive oil - plus some for the pasta
  • 4 cloves garlic - cut into slices
  • 1 can (180g) spicy tuna
  • ¼ cup capers
  • ½ cup black and/or green olives
  • ¼ cup parsley -chopped
  • 1 can (400g) diced or whole tomatoes
  • ground pepper
  • salt


  • Add water to a large pot. Season with 1 Tbsp salt and bring to a rolling boil. Cook pasta in for 3-4 minutes or until al dente. Drain water drizzle pasta with olive oil and toss. Set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 4 tablespoon of olive oil then toss in the garlic. Cook until limp and aromatic.
  • Add the capers, olives, and parsley and cook for a minute.
  • Add the canned spicy tuna and mix well. Cook for another minute or two.
  • Pour the contents of the canned diced tomatoes with the sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the cooked pasta and toss until well coated.
  • Serve the pasta garnished with some chopped parsley on top.


Calories: 459kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 857mg | Potassium: 533mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 650IU | Vitamin C: 15.8mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 3.2mg