Tomato Sauce With Anchovies Recipe

Tomato Sauce With Anchovies Recipe

How To Make Tomato Sauce With Anchovies

This tomato sauce recipe is a level-up version of the usual store-bought one. Cooked with anchovies, garlic, and onion, it is absolutely rich in flavor.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 10 minutes



  • 28ozwhole tomatoes,2 cans
  • 8garlic cloves
  • ¼cupolive oil
  • 2tbspunsalted butter
  • 1large onion,finely chopped
  • kosher salt,to taste
  • pepper,to taste
  • 2ozanchovies,1 tin or jar
  • 1tspred pepper flakes
  • ½cuptomato paste
  • ½cupdry red wine
  • 1cupwater
  • 1lbspaghetti,or paste of choice, dry
  • 1parmesan cheese,for grating


  1. Add the tomatoes to a deep, large bowl. Using hands, crush the tomatoes until no large pieces remain; just a coarse tomato puree.

  2. Peel the garlic cloves, then chop finely.

  3. Heat the olive oil and butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and season with salt and pepper.

  4. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes until the onion is softened but not browned.

  5. Add the anchovies and the oil they are packed in. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes until dissolved into the oil.

  6. Add the red pepper flakes, then stir to combine.

  7. Add the tomato paste, then cook for 4 minutes until it turns a dark, brick-red color.

  8. Add the wine, then cook for about 1 minute, just to burn off the alcohol.

  9. Add the tomatoes, then stir everything together, making sure to scrape the bottom of the pot.

  10. Add water and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook the sauce for 1½–2 hours at a very low simmer, stirring every 30 minutes.

  11. Cook the spaghetti in a large pot of salted boiling water.

  12. Drain the pasta, then add it to the sauce. Top with grated Parmesan cheese, serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 380.39kcal
  • Fat: 12.48g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.72g
  • Trans Fat: 0.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.36g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.49g
  • Carbohydrates: 52.71g
  • Fiber: 4.98g
  • Sugar: 7.04g
  • Protein: 12.73g
  • Cholesterol: 16.07mg
  • Sodium: 605.33mg
  • Calcium: 125.24mg
  • Potassium: 596.23mg
  • Iron: 2.43mg
  • Vitamin A: 66.34µg
  • Vitamin C: 18.47mg
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