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Anchovy and Onion Spaghetti - Recipe

Anchovy and Onion Spaghetti - By happystove.com
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The mix of the intense flavors of anchovies and onions will blend together creating a surprisingly delicate pasta dish. Light and tasty. This pasta recipe is very quick and easy to make. Perfect for a last minute meal.


  • Level: Easy
  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


  • Spaghetti Pasta

    1 lb
  • Capers (optional)

    2 tbsp
  • Anchovies Fillets in Olive Oil

  • Bread Crumbs (optional)

    2 tbsps
  • Onions

    1 large
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    4 tbsps
  • Salt

    to taste
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Cooking Directions:

Cut the onion in long thin strips.

In a large pan add the onions and enough water to cover 3/4 of them. Stirring occasionally boil until there is almost no water left. Add also some capers if desired. To wilt the onion it should take about 15/20 minutes.

Add the whole anchovies fillets and the olive oil. Cook for 2 minutes or until the anchovies melt.

Bring 4/6 quarter of water to a rolling boil. Add 3 tablespoon of salt (better if coarse) and the spaghetti pasta. Let cook until Al Dente stirring frequently.

Drain well the pasta and mix with the sauce. Serve hot.


The anchovies and onion sauce has to be juicy. If too dry add some more olive oil or 2/3 tablespoons of water.

We suggest to use Thick Spaghetti or Linguini pasta for a better result.

Pouring few tablespoons of bread crumbs when dressing the pasta will add a crunchy touch to this recipe.

Add some grated Parmigiano cheese before serving if desired.

thank you! from the happy stove team.
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