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Bucatini Puttanesca with Spicy Sicilian Meatballs

This Southern Italian-inspired recipe featuring classic puttanesca sauce and spicy Sicilian meatballs has everything you crave in a pasta dish—thick, hollow Bucatini noodles that capture its bold, savory flavors. Fresh, simple ingredients. And minimal time in the kitchen. What’s not to love?

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Total Time
40 mins
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Skill Level
Beginner
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Servings
4 Servings

This Southern Italian-inspired recipe featuring classic puttanesca sauce and spicy Sicilian meatballs has everything you crave in a pasta dish—thick, hollow Bucatini noodles that capture its bold, savory flavors. Fresh, simple ingredients. And minimal time in the kitchen. What’s not to love?

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Ingredients


Product ImageSpicy Sicilian Italian Style Meatballs
  • Carando Spicy Sicilian Meatballs1 Pack
  • Bucatini Pasta1 Pound
  • Olive Oil1/4 Cup
  • Fresh Garlic, Minced6 Cloves
  • Crushed Red Pepper1 Teaspoon
  • Anchovy Filets, Chopped5
  • Small Yellow Onion, Minced1
  • Kalamata Olives, Pitted, Chopped1/2 Cup
  • Capers, Drained1/4 Cup
  • San Marzano Tomatoes, Crushed28 Ounces
  • Fresh Basil, Chopped1/4 Cup
  • Parmesan Cheese, Grated1/4 Cup

Instructions


  1. Cook the meatballs according to instructions on the package, reserve.

  2. Heat a large heavy pan over medium-high heat, add the garlic, crushed red pepper, anchovy, and onion, cooking until just tender.

  3. Add the olives, capers, and tomatoes, and simmer for about 15 minutes.

  4. Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil.

  5. Boil the pasta until al dente.

  6. Drain the pasta, and toss with the sauce, the meatballs, and the basil.

  7. Transfer to a platter, garnish with the Parmesan cheese, and serve immediately.

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