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Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta Puttanesca

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  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Vegan


This Vegan Pasta Puttanesca is a simple Italian pasta dish featuring olives, capers, garlic, and tomatoes for a pantry-friendly meal that comes together quickly!


Units Scale
  • 8oz spaghetti or linguine
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped olives
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • Salt to taste


  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  2. In a large skillet add the olive oil garlic, oregano, and red pepper flakes and saute over low heat for 3 minutes until the garlic is fragrant.
  3. Add the parsley, olives, and capers and continue to cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes and saute for 5 minutes until the tomatoes have softened.
  5. Add the cooked pasta to the tomato mixture and toss until the pasta is coated. Season generously with salt.