anchovy garlic pasta

anchovy garlic pasta

This incredibly easy pasta dish is a marriage of punchy flavours that combine to create something extra special. It's the perfect dinner at the end of a long day when you don't feel like cooking. Please please give it a go 🍝
I made this dish on a Cooking Conversation with the brilliant @janeyfoodlover. You can watch the whole thing below!
Recipe originally posted on Feeding Speedy Instagram here.
2.40 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Calories 701 kcal


  • 1 anchovy
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • chilli flakes
  • tomato paste
  • 80 grams pasta your choice (I like bucatini)
  • pumpkin seeds
  • basil leaves
  • salt
  • pepper
  • olive oil
  • parmesan to serve


  • Cook your pasta in salted boiling water according to the packet's instructions (but taste it as you go, you want it to still have some bite).
  • Meanwhile in a frying pan add a good glug (4-5 tablespoons) of olive oil and the garlic. Put on a low heat and cook for a couple of minutes. You don't want the garlic to burn, just perfume the oil
  • Next add the anchovies (dw they will melt into the sauce, anchovy haters!) a pinch of chilli flakes and a good squeeze of tomato paste. Cook everything down for 2-3 minutes.
  • When the pasta is almost cooked, add into the sauce with a mugful of pasta water. You want to cook the pasta into the sauce for a couple of.minutes, so the sauce thickens and goes glossy.
  •  Plate up and serve with a scattering of pumpkin seeds, basil and a grating of parmesan.


Sodium: 1683mgCalcium: 238mgVitamin C: 9mgVitamin A: 1122IUSugar: 6gFiber: 5gPotassium: 670mgCholesterol: 13mgCalories: 701kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 23gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 8gFat: 39gProtein: 22gCarbohydrates: 70gIron: 4mg
Keyword anchovy, chilli flakes, garlic, italian, pasta, pumpkin seeds, quick meal
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