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Ultimately Easy Puttanesca Sauce

Capers star as a classic ingredient in puttanesca pasta sauce.

Capers star as a classic ingredient in puttanesca pasta sauce.


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pound bacon, cut into small pieces

2 anchovy fillets


4 cloves garlic, minced

1 large yellow onion, diced

1 large red bell pepper, cored and finely chopped

1 large green bell pepper, cored and finely chopped

teaspoon dried oregano

teaspoon dried basil

teaspoon dried thyme

teaspoon red pepper flakes

cup Kalamata olives, pitted and chopped

1 tablespoon chopped capers

1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

cup grated parmesan cheese

Salt and ground black pepper

In a large saucepan over medium-high, combine the bacon, anchovies, garlic, onion, both bell peppers, oregano, basil, thyme and red pepper flakes. Saute until the bacon is cooked and the onion is tender, about 10 minutes.

Add the olives, capers and tomatoes, then bring to a simmer. Stir in the balsamic vinegar and parmesan, then season with salt and pepper.

Serves six.

Nutrition values per serving: 310 calories, 23 g fat (7 g saturated), 18 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber, 10 g protein, 30 mg cholesterol, 900 mg sodium.

J.M. Hirsch, The Associated Press

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