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garbage pasta

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ed Mayfield
Winston Salem, NC

This is the translation from Italian....could also be called 'Kitchen Sink' pasta. Whatever, sure is tasty (and healthy, especially when using whole wheat pasta). I've tinkered with this a bit and the result tastes great.

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Saute

Ingredients For garbage pasta

  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped walnuts
  • 1 Tbsp
    whole pine nuts
  • 2 Tbsp
    raisins, preferably golden
  • 1 Tbsp
    capers, rinsed and chopped
  • 1/4 c
    grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped parsley
  • 1/4 c
    sliced black olives, drained
  • salt, to taste
  • 8 oz
    thick spaghetti (i used whole wheat linguine
  • 4 slice
    bacon, fried and crumbled
  • 1/4 c
    shredded parmesan cheese

How To Make garbage pasta

  • 1
    In a large skillet, heat oil over medium. When hot, add both nuts and saute until pine nuts turn slightly golden. Add the raisins, capers and tomatoes, stirring frequently for about five minutes.
  • 2
    Add oregano, parlsley and olives. Stir well and cook for one minute longer. Salt to taste. Set aside.
  • 3
    Cook spaghetti according to directions and drain well.
  • 4
    Add sphaghetti to the skillet and heat briefly, tossing to mix all ingredients. Place mixture on the serving plate and top with shredded parmesan and crumbled bacon.