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skinnymixer's Rich Puttanesca Sauce

The rich puttanesca sauce has been one of my favourite quick Thermomix meals for quite some time now – its a great versatile recipe which goes with almost any thing from zucchini noodles, pasta, steak, chicken, lamb, eggs… you can have it for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

This makes quite a large batch of sauce which freezes well for a quick meal too.

Love Nik xx

skinnymixer's Rich Puttanesca Sauce

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Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 79kcal


  • 2 cloves garlic - peeled
  • 1 medium brown onion - peeled, halved
  • 1 medium red capsicum - sliced
  • 30 g olive oil
  • 400 g tin ardmona chopped tomato
  • 250 g tomato sugo/passata/puree
  • 100 g kalamata olives - pitted
  • 100 g water
  • 30 g tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp stock concentrate
  • 1 pinch dried chili flakes - optional


  • Add garlic and onion to mixer bowl, chop for 3 sec/speed 5/MC on. Scrape bowl down.
  • Add capsicum and olive oil and cook for 5 min/steaming temp/speed 1/MC off.
  • Add remaining ingredients and cook for 15 min/steaming temp/speed 1/MC off. Put the simmering basket over the MC hole to prevent splatter.


You can add 5 anchovie during step 1 if you really want to...
Bellini Users
Use your blunt blade for this recipe.
At step 1 chop for a few seconds longer if necessary.
At step 2 if using an Intelli, use ST temp and increase cooking time if required. If using a Supercook, use 120°C or 250°F.
At step 3 if using an Intelli, use ST temp and increase cooking time if required. If using a Supercook, use 120°C or 250°F.
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Serving: 100g | Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.9g | Protein: 1.7g | Fat: 5.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.7g | Sodium: 310mg | Sugar: 4g



  1. OMG – I had a glut of home grown tomatoes, so made passata and then this recipe (without rinsing the bowl out…..yum!) It is absolutely divine! I did make it without the anchovies, and skipped the tomato paste, as there was plenty of flavour without it.

    Thanks so much for my new favourite pasta sauce!

  2. I didnt have anchovies so i added a tablespoon of fish sauce with other ingredients. Worked great! Served with panfried chorizo and home made gnocci. Was amazeballs! Thanks for such a versatile sauce! xxx

  3. I made and eaten many puttanesca sauces over the years and this is the very best!
    I had my doubts about the amount of olives – thought it was too much – but I like to follow Nic’s recipes to the letter the first time, then make any adjustments for my tastes the next time. Well I was wrong! With the anchovies added also, the depth of flavour is just awesome!!

  4. Another hit in our house!!! And I highly recommend that you DO add the 5 anchovies in step 1 for a more tastier puttanesca sauce. It was made all the more tastier with our homemade passata & tomato paste A++++++++++

  5. Yummy and so easy to make! It went really well with vermicelli & lots of grated Parmesan. Will definitely be making this regularly.

  6. Beautiful sauce. Layered with a mix of eggplant, zucchini and poached chicken. Baked covered in the oven for an hour. Made a delightful dish. Thanks Nic. I have never had a failure with your recipes.

  7. We really enjoyed this with home made fresh pasta, I also used some of the sauce to marinade & roast beef in, easy to make, very tasty & will be a regular in our home now, thanks for another user friendly recipe

  8. A delicious and easy recipe! I used the sauce to make a lasagne. The best ever according to Master 16 year old! Thank you for sharing!

  9. Loved this sauce! It was so easy… I cooked up some pasta and chicken to put through it, with some parmesan cheese sprinkled on top. Yum!

  10. Delicious! I used this as a sauce for some pieces of veal that I spread with breadcrumbs, herbs and cheese, rolled them and poured the sauce over the top then baked in the oven. I did halve the amount of olives because my husband isn’t a fan of them – half was our compromise! We really enjoyed this sauce.

  11. Wow!!! So yum.!!! I think we will be having this every week. My husband doesn’t really like olives but loved them in this. Thanks Nik. Another incredible recipe.

  12. This is my most favourite, I fell in love with Putanesca in Carlton in the late 80’s
    I’m so glad to now be able to recreate it
    Thankyou Nik

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