This dish is a combination of two traditional Italian sauces, puttanesca and arrabbiata. I used rigatoni, but any pasta would work well.
We loved this recipe! I usually make the traditional puttanesca, with anchovies, but the arrabbiata style gave it a unique twist. Since it is winter, and fresh tomatoes are virtually flavorless, I used two 14.5 oz cans of diced garlic flavored tomatoes, drained, instead. I also used herbed feta for the topping because that's what I had in the fridge. I didn't add any extra salt, since the olives, capers and cheese are already high in sodium. I also cooked an extra cup of rigatoni and the recipe served three adults as a main course. My "purist" Italian husband had a philosophical issue with using feta instead of a traditional Italian cheese, but it is excellent as written and I will definitely make it again. - 11 Jan 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I made this then stuck in crockpot for hours to simmer. Added 1/2 cup red wine, more garlic, and Italian seasoning, had to skip the artichokes because I didn't have any, used crimini mushrooms instead. Served with baked chicken leg sections and spaghetti squash. Very tasty.. - 15 Feb 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Tried this tonight and thought it was fantastic. I had to substitute canned tomatoes and green olives because that was what I had. But will definitely try it with the kalamata olives and fresh tomatoes next time. It was also quick and simple to make which is always a plus. Thanks Kelly for a keeper. - 28 Feb 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)