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Mmmm it's time for dinner
This a bit of a version of another recipe that I make quite a bit, but this one requires a little less time and is oh so good. A quick and easy dinner, though I have to admit I'm not sure where my mom got this recipe from but it's really good.

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  • How to cook a hot pasta dish. Cherry Tomato  & Kalamata Olive Pasta - Step 1
    Step 1

    Get out all your ingredients together. I start with chopping the garlic and olives.

  • How to cook a hot pasta dish. Cherry Tomato  & Kalamata Olive Pasta - Step 2
    Step 2

    I finely chop my 3 cloves of garlic, and then just coarsely chop my olives.

  • How to cook a hot pasta dish. Cherry Tomato  & Kalamata Olive Pasta - Step 3
    Step 3

    Wash your Tomatoes. I happened to have these nice ripe grape tomatoes handy tonight.

  • How to cook a hot pasta dish. Cherry Tomato  & Kalamata Olive Pasta - Step 4
    Step 4

    I chop the Cherry and/or Grape tomatoes in halves. If some are larger I cut them in thirds. But if I use the plum tomatoes, I boil them for a minute in water, and peel the skins and chop.

  • How to cook a hot pasta dish. Cherry Tomato  & Kalamata Olive Pasta - Step 5
    Step 5

    Start up your stove and in a large skillet pour your 3 TBS of Olive oil.

  • How to cook a hot pasta dish. Cherry Tomato  & Kalamata Olive Pasta - Step 6
    Step 6

    Add your chopped garlic and olives and start heating up until golden.
    If you want, you can add some chili pepper flakes if you like it spicy) I did.

  • How to cook a hot pasta dish. Cherry Tomato  & Kalamata Olive Pasta - Step 7
    Step 7

    Meanwhile while waiting, start filling your large pot with water for your pasta. I added some salt in the water. This adds flavor and supposedly makes the water boil a little faster. So because I do this, I don't add salt in the sauce unless for garnishing later if needed, but while making the sauce, I don't add the salt. It's already in the water.

  • How to cook a hot pasta dish. Cherry Tomato  & Kalamata Olive Pasta - Step 8
    Step 8

    While your cooking because someone is hungry and giving you the I'm hungry look, get their food ready as well.

  • How to cook a hot pasta dish. Cherry Tomato  & Kalamata Olive Pasta - Step 9
    Step 9

    Happy kitty.

  • How to cook a hot pasta dish. Cherry Tomato  & Kalamata Olive Pasta - Step 10
    Step 10

    Ok, cat fed, back to dinner:
    Now once your garlic is nice and golden and you can smell the aroma, add the tomatoes and cover.

  • How to cook a hot pasta dish. Cherry Tomato  & Kalamata Olive Pasta - Step 11
    Step 11

    While your water is boiling, bring your heat down for the sauce to medium and cover. If you have a REALLY OLD stove, (like I do) and just numbers, stick with number 3.

  • How to cook a hot pasta dish. Cherry Tomato  & Kalamata Olive Pasta - Step 12
    Step 12

    Once your water is ready, add your pasta and follow the timing specifications to the box. This says 11-12 minutes, I went with 11 since my thermostat on my stove is pretty hot.

  • How to cook a hot pasta dish. Cherry Tomato  & Kalamata Olive Pasta - Step 13
    Step 13

    While your pasta is cooking, stir your sauce and bring that down to number 2. Low heat. Keep covered until your pasta is ready.

  • How to cook a hot pasta dish. Cherry Tomato  & Kalamata Olive Pasta - Step 14
    Step 14

    After the 11-12 minutes are up turn everything off, drain your pasta and add your sauce and toss.

  • How to cook a hot pasta dish. Cherry Tomato  & Kalamata Olive Pasta - Step 15
    Step 15

    On your plate you can garnish (to taste) with salt, grated parmesan cheese and if you want, more chili flakes.
    Serve hot and enjoy your dinner.

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Hella
Hella · Rotterdam, South Holland, NL · 60 projects
Looks really good! And what a gorgeous cat you have Happy
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