Quick Madrid Pasta

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by JackieOhNo

Did you know that olives are popular in Spain? The growing conditions are ideal, which makes the abundant vegetable show up in so many traditional Spanish recipes.

Top Review by threeovens

This is a very simple side dish. I like food that is seasoned with other food. In this case, no salt is needed because of the salt from the olives.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 59.14 ml butter
  • 2-3 small onions, chopped (about 1-1/2 cups)
  • 226.79 g angel hair pasta, broken into 3- to 4-inch pieces (capellini)
  • 411.06 g can beef broth
  • 78.07 ml water
  • 141.74 g jar salad-style olives, drained (which is 1 cup)
  • 1.23 ml pepper


  1. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat and saute the onions for 2 to 3 minutes or until soft. Add the capellini and allow it to brown, stirring occasionally. When lightly browned, add the remaining ingredients; mix well. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed.

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