Mean Woman Pasta

Lucille Hoerle


I'm not sure where the name of this dish came from or why, but I have made and shared this recipe many times. It is especially great when you are trying to use up tomatoes and basil from the garden.


★★★★★ 1 vote

10 Min
10 Min


  • 1 lb
    bowtie pasta
  • 3 c
    chopped tomatoes
  • 5 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 15
    calamata olives, pitted and sliced
  • 1/4 c
    chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • 10
    pepperoncini, chopped (italian pickled peppers)

How to Make Mean Woman Pasta


  1. Combine tomatoes, garlic, olives, basil, olive oil, and pepperoncinis. Stir together and allow to marinate as long as you have time for: overnight is best. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Toss with sauce and serve

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About Mean Woman Pasta

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pasta Sides
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #tomatoes, #Olives

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