Sun-Dried Tomato Puttanesca Sauce



Recipe Information

Total Time: 

20 minutes



Homemade tomato sauce is so worth it, especially when it's this easy.


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 8 sun-dried tomatoes, softened and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 1 (23-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup kalamata olives, pitted and quartered


  1. In a small saucepan, saute the onions until soft, then add the garlic, red pepper flakes, and oregano and saute for 2-3 more minutes.
  2. Add the diced and sun-dried tomatoes, capers, and olives. Cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes, stirring often.

Serving Suggestion

Puttanesca sauce can be used to top fish, meat, or pasta. Or add cooked chicken or shrimp to the sauce, if desired, while simmering.

Nutritional Information

211 calories, 16 g. fat, 0 mg. cholesterol, 219 mg. sodium, 18 g. carbohydrate, 4 g. fiber, 3 g. protein