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    Pasta With Tomatoes, Black Olives and Capers

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    Newlee's Note:

    This recipe is much like a puttanesca sauce but without the anchovies. It can be salty so be sure to rinse the olives and capers, especially if you can't find low-salt tomatoes. It's from a cookbook called "Pasta Light" which I've had for 15 years. I wanted to post it here to save it. My picky husband will eat this straight from the pan, before it even goes onto the pasta. Best served with "strand" pasta like spaghetti or linguine, rather than shapes. The recipe doubles well - I often double and freeze half.

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    1. 1
      Prepare pasta according to package instructions.
    2. 2
      In a large skillet, heat olive oil and saute onions till they start to turn clear.
    3. 3
      Add the garlic and saute briefly. Don't let it brown.
    4. 4
      Add the tomatoes, breaking them up with your hands or a spoon.
    5. 5
      Stir in the rest of the ingredients.
    6. 6
      Simmer for about 5 to 10 minutes. Sauce will thicken slightly but still should have liquid.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 13, 2010


      Made this for my Mom and Mother-in-law...rave reviews from everyone. I threw in some cooked chicken to make it a bit hardier!

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    • on January 17, 2008


      Used sundried tomatoes (oil packed) & added boneless chicken breasts. Finally I added some pine nuts. YUMMY!! 2nd time I added canned/jar artichoke hearts. yummy too.

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    • on October 24, 2005


      Excellent. A nice change from our everyday red sauce. I made it with diced fresh tomatoes insted of canned, and it worked well.

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    Nutritional Facts for Pasta With Tomatoes, Black Olives and Capers

    Serving Size: 1 (301 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 537.7
    Calories from Fat 80
    Total Fat 8.9 g
    Saturated Fat 1.3 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 533.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 98.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.7 g
    Sugars 8.6 g
    Protein 16.8 g

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