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I used imported garlic marinated olives and Parmigiano Reggiano. Half and half worked very well. Bobby this is a really good dish. I thought the olives would be too "TOO" but no way baby. Great recipe. Oh and I used 4 cloves of garlic for 1 serving :)

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riffraff October 26, 2002

TBG! This was a big hit. For once I actually had the ingredients in the house. I used imported green olives, lite cream and rotini pasta. Must admit I did throw a few black olives in for color (plus, Im addicted)...this was great! We both enjoyed it. Thanks for the great idea!

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Tinks June 04, 2002

I love green olives, so I was suprised by the subtle taste. I added one small handful of olives per person, I must not have added enough because I ended up adding a lot of parmesan cheese to get some flavor in it. I added 3 cloves of garlic per person and as you say do not to cut it too thin, the thickness added another GREAT texture. If I make it again I will try more olives and more garlic. BTW, try it cold too, hubby liked it that way.

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TammieV February 04, 2003

Okay, so I took a chance on this recipe. I actually had all the ingredients on hand. I'm garlic-happy so I added a ton of garlic and I think not enough olives but now I know how I want to make it next time. More olives! I was impressed with how it came out. It was really good and creamy. I used thin spaghetti.

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JSkizzle October 30, 2003

I've been making this recipe since I saw the frugal gourmet make it on his show. The one thing you missed is to let the olives soak for at least two days in olive oil before cooking. It really adds tremendous flavor

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Laurie M. March 23, 2014

This was absolutely delicious!<br/>I did make a few minor changes, but still pretty close to your original recipe.<br/>I used jalapeno stuffed green olives since that is all I had at the time.<br/>I used pecorino romano cheese instead of parmesan cheese.<br/>I also added a hand full of fresh chopped oregano, and . . .<br/>I didn?t have any cream or half & half on hand so I made a white wine béchamel sauce using butter, flour, skim milk & white wine.<br/>Thank you for this wonderful pasta dish.

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BackYardGirl_KC June 27, 2013

this was good, i love olives! i used soy milk instead of cream and gave it a little extra time to reduce. used fresh parsley and almost a whole head of garlic for a pound of pasta.

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NYCDietitian June 04, 2009

Tried this last night-I apologize in advance but I have to say I was less impressed than I was excited to make it.Used all fresh ingredients,plenty of both fresh garlic and pimenteo stuffed olives but still seemed kinda bland. Added some black pepper,onion powder and a dash of cayenne to give it some flavor. Wasn't bad-was better with plenty of cheese but think I may try the regular pimento stuffed olives with some jalepeno stuffed olives next time-not giving up on this recipe-it came together easily-just need to find the right amount of "wow" before I stand back and bow.

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mamacancook January 03, 2006

This was a dinner saver the other night. I had everything on hand and we winged the amounts, although I did use lots of garlic ( 4 cloves per person) and a big handful of olives for each person! My kids(1,3,5) could not stop eating it! Thanks, Bobbie!!!

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KADM April 06, 2004
Unbelievably Creamy Garlic & Green Olive Pasta