Anchovies and tomatoes Pasta easy recipe


Anchovies and tomatoes Pasta easy recipe

Anchovies and cherry tomatoes Pasta is a typical Italian first course, quick and easy, delicious and tasty!

It is a light and tasty first course that brings the flavors and aromas of the Mediterranean to the table in a perfect mix.

It is a quick pasta perfect for those who do not have a great desire to re-propose the great classics of express cuisine such as carbonara.

As with any simple recipe, it is essential to use high-quality products! Therefore a nice bunch of red and juicy cherry tomatoes (my favorites are the” datterini” which have a sweet and pleasant taste) and very fresh anchovies!

This inexpensive and very nutritious blue fish enhances the character of the seasoning.

Anchovies and cherry tomatoes Pasta is a light, healthy, and full-of-flavor recipe: Although everyone knows the nutritional value of fish and its high content of vitamins, Omega 3, and mineral salts often, on our tables red meat is king or white.

Yet some varieties of fish are accessible to everyone and easy to prepare. It is a rich and complete first course, you will have a balanced nourishment and taste at will.

Anchovies and cherry tomatoes Pasta, a sea of ​​benefits

Anchovies are the economic fish par excellence.

Easy to clean and simple to cook, they ensure a large amount of nutrients. In particular, the large presence of Omega 3 is highlighted. T

These help the body to dispose of toxins that also cause inflammation of the intestine.

Furthermore, these molecules also have the power to lower triglycerides and cholesterol present in the blood. In addition, the presence of vitamin D and calcium was also found (especially in the bones).

The second is essential for fighting osteoporosis and bone problems. Beneficial effects on the bones also for vitamin D. The combination, moreover, is also essential to maintain body weight. For example, according to a recent study, calcium helps control the sense of hunger.

Without forgetting that anchovies are excellent to taste but low in calories.

Anchovies, many recipes to taste

There are many Italian recipes with anchovies, quick and cheap to prepare.

If your children do not want to eat fish, you can hide it inside excellent Anchovy Meatballs, an omega-3 bomb. If you love fried fish, here is the recipe for Fried Anchovies.

But now it’s time for the first course: here’s how to prepareAnchovies and cherry tomatoes Pasta.

Let me know if you like this recipe as much as I do!

Anchovies and cherry tomatoes Pasta
Anchovies and cherry tomatoes Pasta

Recipe Difficulty Level: super easy Servings: 4


  • 400 g (14.1 oz) of pasta (paccheri or spaghetti)
  • 350 g (12.3 oz) of anchovies (fresh)
  • 300 g (10.5 oz) of cherry tomatoes
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • A little bit of parsley
  • A little bit of hot chili pepper (optional)
  • Salt


Start by cleaning the fresh anchovies, remove the head, cut them in half, and remove the bones. Clean them under water and keep them apart.

Clean the cherry tomatoes and cut them in half (1/4 if they are big). Chop the parsley and the chili peppers.

Boil the water for the pasta and cook the pasta.

In a large pan, brown the garlic and the chopped chili in a thread of oil.

Add the cherry tomatoes and a little bit of salt. Cook on high heat for 5 minutes with a cover.

Once the tomatoes start to wither, add the anchovies (there is no need to cut the anchovies in pieces as they will divide into pieces when cooked).

Mix and cook for another 5 minutes. Once the anchovies are cooked, turn off the heat and add the chopped parsley.

Once the pasta is ready, drain it (al dente) and add it to the pan. Mix everything on low heat for 1-2 minutes (keep some water from the pasta to render the sauce creamier!).

Our pasta is ready! Enjoy! Buon appetito!


It is advisable to prepare and consume pasta with cherry tomatoes and anchovies as soon as it is ready.

If you prefer, you can prepare the dressing a little in advance and store it in the refrigerator for no more than a day.


Add black olives or fennel to taste instead of parsley.

If you want to add a crunchy note, toast breadcrumbs with a little extra virgin olive oil and pour it on the plates: your guests will surely like it!

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