Spaghetti with Creamy Anchovy Sauce

spaghetti with anchovy sauce
spaghetti with anchovy sauce

Spaghetti with Creamy Anchovy Sauce

Tasty Spaghetti with Anchovy Sauce is a traditional recipe and one of the many ways to cook anchovies with pasta. It is easy to do and characterized by a unique flavor.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 People


  • 1 Saucepan
  • 1 Small boiling pot
  • 1 Medium size boiling pot


  • 100 grams (oz 3+1/2) Salted anchovies
  • 2 cloves Garlic fresh garlic
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil extra virgin
  • 200 grams (oz 7) Small fresh tomatoes
  • 350 grams (13 oz) Spaghetti
  • as required Wine vinegar better if white


  • Clean and slice one garlic clove, and boil it in the milk for about 5 minutes.
  • Bone the anchovies, and rinse them with vinegar to remove the salt.
  • Slice the anchovies and the other garlic clove in the saucepan, add the olive oil and leave to brown.
  • Add the boiled milk with the garlic clove in the saucepan with the browned anchovies, and blend until you get a homogeneous cream.
  • Cut in half the small tomatoes and pour into the saucepan. Let them cook this way for no more than 10 minutes.
  • Boil the spaghetti in abundant salted water and drain.
  • Toss the spaghetti with the sauce and serve.


Spaghetti with Creamy Anchovy Sauce is a traditional recipe where the sauce can be made with or without tomatoes. Here we propose the variant with fresh tomatoes and with salted anchovies. 
Keyword anchovies, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, milk, salted anchovies, sauce, spaghetti, tomatoes, vinegar

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