Pasta, Recipes

Spaghetti w/Anchovies & Cherry Tomatoes

Spaghetti w/Anchovies & Cherry Tomatoes

spaghetti tomatoes anchovies


  • 1 lb spaghetti
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 6-8 anchovy filets
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Pasta water


  • Cook spaghetti in salted boiling water until 1 step below al dente. (The last 2 minutes of cooking should happen in the sauté pan.)
  • In a medium sauté pan, add the oil ad sauté the garlic until it starts to color.
  • Add the red chili flakes and anchovies breaking them up with a wooden spoon. Sauté for about 1 minute.
  • Add a half cup of pasta cooking water at a time and keep adding more as it evaporates.
  • Add the cherry tomatoes and another scoop of pasta water and keep stirring. The starch and oil will create an emulsion and the sauce will start to have body.
  • Add in the al dente pasta and toss for 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve hot.

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