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Puttanesca Pizza


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)

  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons anchovy paste or 6 filets flat anchovies

  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1 28-ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes, drained very well

  • 1/2 cup pitted black olives like kalamata, chopped

  • A handful of flat-leaf parsley, chopped

  • 1 Boboli thin crust pizza shell

  • 2 cups shredded scamorza cheese (smoked mozzarella)


Preheat the oven to 425°F. Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Add EVOO, garlic, anchovy paste and red pepper flakes. When the anchovies (if whole) melt into the oil or the garlic is tender, about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and olives, and simmer the sauce for 3-4 minutes.

Top the pizza with sauce and cheese. 

Bake until the cheese melts and the crust is crisp, about 10 minutes. Cut and serve.