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


Add to Grocery List

  • 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

Printable Recipe Card

About Mean Woman Pasta

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

Show 1 Comment & Review

Restaurant Favorite Pasta Recipes You Can Make At Home

Restaurant Favorite Pasta Recipes You Can Make at Home

Kitchen Crew

There is an Italian restaurant in my neighborhood that I absolutely love. When it first opened, I became a regular. Maybe too regular... After one meal I realized that I...

20 Slurp-worthy Spaghetti Recipes

20 Slurp-Worthy Spaghetti Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

We give you complete permission to slurp up these yummy spaghetti recipes!

17 Delicious Recipes With Wine Pairings

17 Delicious Recipes With Wine Pairings

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Ever wonder what wines you should pair with your favorite foods? Here is your guide!