Spaghetti, Anchovies and Cherry Tomatoes

Spaghetti, Anchovies and Cherry Tomatoes... very simple and very tasty!

Spaghetti, Anchovies and Cherry Tomatoes


For 4 Person(s)

For the Pasta:

  • 1 pound Spaghetti
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 7 anchovy fillets
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • pasta water


  1. Cook the spaghetti in salted boiling water until 1 step below al dente. (The last 2 minutes of cooking should happen in the saut� pan)
  2. In a medium saut� pan add the oil and saut� the garlic until it starts to color.
  3. Add the red pepper flakes and anchovies breaking them up with a wooden spoon. Saut� for about one minute.
  4. Add a half cup of pasta cooking water at a time  and keep adding more as it evaporates.
  5. 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.
  6. Add in the al dente pasta and toss for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Serve immediately.




Tuesday, 09 March 2021
SO Yummy! Such a simple and delicious meal! I made as per instructions. Next time I would double or...
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- ashlee