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anchovy pasta with capers.
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Anchovy Pasta with Capers

This anchovy pasta with capers recipe is both simple and delicious! It's the perfect pasta dish to make for midnight dinner or when you are on a budget.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2
Calories 657 kcal


  • 8 oz spaghetti
  • 2 oz anchovy fillets, (rinsed and roughly chopped)
  • tbsp capers, (rinsed and drained)
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, (sliced)


  • red chili pepper flakes
  • freshly shredded parmesan cheese


  • In a large pot, bring 2-3 quarts of water plus ½ tbsp of salt to a boil. Cook the spaghetti until al dente.
  • In a skillet, bring the garlic and oil to a boil over low heat. Cook for about 2-3 minutes or until the garlic is golden in color. Remove the garlic from the oil, set aside.
  • In the same skillet, stir in the anchovies, capers, and keep stirring for about 30 seconds on low heat. Add parsley, red chili pepper flakes (optional) and stir for a few seconds. Turn off the heat. Add pasta, and shredded parmesan cheese. Toss well to coat.


How to store: You can store the leftover cooked pasta in an airtight container. The leftover will last 3-5 days in the fridge or up to 2 months in the freezer.


Calories: 657kcalCarbohydrates: 87gProtein: 21gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 208mgPotassium: 430mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 655IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 89mgIron: 3mg
Keyword anchovy pasta, anchovy pasta with capers
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