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Spaghetti e Alici

Spaghetti e Alici a delicious fast and easy Italian Pasta recipe, a must try and so yummy. The Perfect Weeknight meal.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: anchovy & pasta dish, easy fish pasta dish
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 309kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen


  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 8 anchovies chopped (I used anchovies canned oil and drained)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 14-16 cherry or grape tomatoes (halved)
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • a pinch or 2 hot pepper flakes
  • 3 cups cooked spaghetti (approximately 12 ounces / 350 grams dried)


  • In a large pot of salted water cook the spaghetti al dente.
  • While pasta is cooking, in a large pan add oil, garlic and tomatoes, basil, oregano and a pinch or 2 of hot pepper flakes, gently stir together and cook on medium heat until tomatoes have softened and have started dry out, then add the anchovies, continue to cook on medium speed until anchovies have turned into a creamy paste (about 5 minutes), gently combine.  
  • Add the 3 cups of cooked spaghetti plus 1/4 ladle of pasta water, raise the heat slightly and toss gently to coat the pasta and sauce has thickened. Serve immediately. Enjoy!


Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 206mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2.2mg