Pasta Puttanesca

Dinners don’t get much simpler than this...  Nor do such simple suppers tend to be as deliciously tasty!

Speedy, delicious, and made with minimal store cupboard ingredients – you can add some beans or chickpeas if you want a little more protein in addition to the nuts, but sometimes all you need is a big bowl of carbs, to be honest…

Preparation Time -5 minutes

Cooking Time - 20 minutes

Servings - 2



  1. Put the pasta on to cook according to packeted instructions.
  2. Add the olive oil to a pan over a medium heat.
  3. Mince the garlic and add to the pan, with the chilli flakes. Cook for a couple of minutes.
  4. Add in the passata (or chopped tomatoes) and the maple syrup.
  5. Stir in the olives and then season to taste. Leave to simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Drain the pasta and add it to the sauce.
  7. Serve with a little more black pepper and chopped, roasted hazelnuts sprinkled over the top. You can also add some more chilli flakes if your gastronomic desires err on the spicy side…