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macaroni with olive sauce ii

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a recipe by
Kathy W
New Carlisle, OH

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.

★★★★★ 1
serves 4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For macaroni with olive sauce ii

  • 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 lg
    clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pt
    cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make macaroni with olive sauce ii

  • 1
    Melt 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.
  • 2
    While 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.
  • 3
    When tomatoes are softened, add olive, garlic and oil mixture, reduce heat to low and keep warm until pasta is done.
  • 4
    Cook 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.