Posted April 17, 2007 by Jodie in Recipes

Recipe: Faux Puttanesca

Faux Puttanesca

OK, so sometimes I cheat when I cook. Sometimes I am just preparing for myself and it truly makes my life easier. And sometimes it is just for the quicker prep and cook time. So, today I thought I would share with you my newest cheaters recipe. This served me with some leftovers. If you need it for more then one person, or if you just have a more healthy appetite, you will have to double or triple this recipe.

1 box Pasta Roni Garlic and Olive Oil with Vermicelli
1 vine ripened tomato (I did not have any tomatoes today and it still came out good but with the addition of just one, WOW would be an understatement!)
3 anchovies in oil, rinsed and then chopped
2 garlic stuffed olives, cut in half and sliced (if you don’t have these, just use whatever olives you prefer)
2 green or black olives, cut in half and sliced
1 teaspoon of capers, rinsed
pinch of parsley, hand torn
crushed red pepper flakes, about 3 full pinches (add more if you like more heat)
grated Romano cheese to taste (or any grated hard cheese you like)

Prepare step 1 of the Pasta Roni as directed. Add all ingredients, except the cheese, in step two of the Pasta Roni directions. Let cook 8-10 minutes. Once done, place on serving dish, sprinkle the grated cheese on top, and finish off with another healthy dose of red pepper flakes.

P.S.If anyone is interested in the story of this fabulous dish, click here.