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Pasta with Olives and Mozzarella

Pasta with Olives and Mozzarella

I’ve been constantly cribbing about the hot and humid weather and guess what?  I don’t think it’s gonna stop anytime soon. Sometimes I really envy the level of energy kids have, completely immune to the bad weather conditions.


Such quick and easy recipe is a blessing. Simple and fresh ingredients with optimum punch of flavour. Use your favourite pasta sauce and layer some texture by adding olives and cheese.


ingredients: ( 4-5 sservings) 

1/4 cup cooking oil

1 medium onion, finely chopped

2 cloves of garlic, crushed

1/2 – 3/4 cups pasta sauce (see note)

salt and pepper to taste

1/2 tsp Italian seasoning

1 small green capsicum, chopped

1/4 cup sliced olives

1/2 – 3/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese

450 gm spaghetti or any other pasta ( regular or gluten free), boiled

extra mozzarella cheese (grated) for garnish, if required

jalapeno slices, optional


In a heavy pot heat oil and saute onion till softened. Add crushed garlic and saute for another 5-10 seconds. Add pasta sauce,Italian seasoning, salt, pepper  and capsicum. Cook for few seconds. Add olives, cheese and pasta; stir well.  Cover the pot and simmer for a minute or two till cheese melts. Serve with extra pasta sauce, grated cheese and jalapeno slices if required.



I used Knorr’s Italian Tomato Sauce which is a local brand. Use any pasta sauce you like.

If there is no pasta sauce in your pantry, use tomato puree with some extra seasonings.

Or try pizza sauce.

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