- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 3 anchovy fillets, chopped, or more to taste
- 2 (15 ounce) cans diced tomatoes, drained.
- 1 (8 ounce) package spaghetti
- 1/2 cup chopped pitted kalamata olives
- 1/4 cup capers, chopped
- Fill a large pot with water. Bring to a rolling boil over high heat.
- As the water heats, pour the olive oil into a cold skillet and stir in the garlic. Turn heat to medium-low and cook and stir until the garlic is fragrant and begins to turn a golden color, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the red pepper flakes, oregano, and anchovies. Cook until anchovies begin to break down, about 2 minutes.
- Pour tomatoes into skillet, turn heat to medium-high, and bring sauce to a simmer. Use the back of a spoon to break down tomatoes as they cook. Simmer until sauce is reduced and combined, about 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, cook the pasta in the boiling water. Drain when still very firm to the bite, about 9 minutes. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water.
- Stir the olives and capers into the sauce; add pasta and toss to combine.
- Toss pasta in sauce until pasta is cooked through and well coated with sauce, about 1 minute. If sauce becomes too thick, stir in some of the reserved pasta water to thin.
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