browser icon
You are using an insecure version of your web browser. Please update your browser!
Using an outdated browser makes your computer unsafe. For a safer, faster, more enjoyable user experience, please update your browser today or try a newer browser.

Gnocchi Puttanesca

Posted by on August 22, 2012

Puttanesca is a classic pantry pasta sauce, using olives and anchovies along with canned tomatoes. It makes sense that that’s the basis of one of the stories about how it got it’s name. Either way, as we are starting to clean out the pantry in preparation for moving and we didn’t have a lot of fresh ingredients in the fridge, it seemed like a perfect sauce for the leftover gnocchi in the freezer. Be careful of the saltiness of the anchovies and olives, no need to add any more salt to the sauce.

Gnocchi Puttanesca

2 cups gnocchi

1/2 can San Marzano tomatoes

1/2 onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

3 anchovies

1/2 cup Gaeta olives, pitted and chopped

1/2 cup red or white wine

2 teaspoons dried oregano

Cook the gnocchi in salted water for a few minutes, until they float. Meanwhile, saute the onion and garlic with the anchovies in a little olive oil for a minute, until softened. Add the olives and oregano and stir together. Add the tomatoes and wine, and allow to cook together for a few minutes. Add the cooked gnocchi and stir together. Serve with some grated parmesan or pecorino over the top.

6 Responses to Gnocchi Puttanesca

  1. apuginthekitchen

    Love this, have been wanting gnocchi, and adore puttanesca.

  2. Do Bianchi

    You’re so right! The name comes from the fact that it’s from the “pantry”… it’s a pantry sauce… spot on! thanks for the link… :)

  3. Julia Fairchild

    I was hungry before I saw this, now my mouth is watering and I’m about to start searching my cupboards to see if I can make this tonight!

  4. Rock Salt

    Yup, I’m starving now! Looks fab.

  5. Sophie33

    Yumm! You are making me very hungry now! :) tasty food!