Garbage Pasta

Ed Mayfield


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.


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20 Min
20 Min


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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


  • 1In 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.
  • 2Add oregano, parlsley and olives. Stir well and cook for one minute longer. Salt to taste. Set aside.
  • 3Cook spaghetti according to directions and drain well.
  • 4Add 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.

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About Garbage Pasta

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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