Macaroni with Olive Sauce II

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Kathy W

By
@Kattyw

After making and thoroughly enjoying my Macaroni with Olive Sauce, I wanted to make it into a heartier dish. So, I added more olives for a bolder olive flavor and tomatoes for a broader dimension. If you are a meat person, some diced pepperoni or salami would make a nice addition to the dish. For a little zing, add some red pepper flakes to the dish.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1 lb
macaroni, i used elbows
1 stick
plus 2 tbsp butter
1 1/2 -2 c
olives, kalamata, green olives and black olives, large chopped
1 large
clove garlic, minced
1 pt
cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Macaroni with Olive Sauce II

Step-by-Step

  • 1Melt 2 tbsp butter in medium sauce pan over med low heat. Add tomatoes and a little salt, cover and cook gently until tomatoes are soft, about 5-10 minutes.
  • 2While tomatoes are cooking, melt the stick of butter in a small sauce pan over low heat. Add olives and garlic and cook 1 minute. Turn off heat and let stand.
  • 3When tomatoes are softened, add olive, garlic and oil mixture, reduce heat to low and keep warm until pasta is done.
  • 4Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and place in a serving dish. Pour sauce over pasta, season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and serve.

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About Macaroni with Olive Sauce II

Course/Dish: Pasta, Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy