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Claudio’s Easy Rotini Puttanesca



Ingredients for 6 people

  • 1 box Barilla® Pronto® Rotini
  • 3 cups cold water
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1 ½ cups Barilla® Marinara sauce
  • 1 cup black olives sliced into rounds
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon parsley chopped


  1. 1
    Pour the whole box of pasta into a large skillet (approximately 12 inches in diameter).  Pour 3 cups of cold water into the pan ensuring that the water covers the pasta. 
  2. 2
    Turn the burner to high, then set your timer for 10 minutes.  Optional:  add about 1/2 teaspoon of salt to taste.

  3. 3
    Cook on high, stirring regularly, until 1/2 of the water is absorbed about 5 minutes but may vary by stove.  Add garlic and chili flakes, stir to combine.  Continue to cook on high about 5 minutes. 

  4. 4
    With about 1 minute left add the sauce, olives and capers, season with salt and pepper.  Remove the skillet from heat and top with parsley.  Serve immediately.

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