Black Olive and Bell Pepper Pasta is very versitile. If I have extra vegetables in the refrigerator I add them to this dish. I like to add green beans, squash, spinach, tomatoes, roasted vegetables, etc. If I don’t have black olives I use whatever olives I have on hand.
Another great thing to add is beans. Andrew and I like chick peas they add a lot of protein and fiber. This also extends the recipe to 6 servings.
I found this recipe in my Taste of Home Light and Tasty 2005 Annual Recipes Cookbook.
Cost Per Serving $4.10 as of December 2022
If you have ZERO ingredients this recipe will cost about $16.39.
If you have a fully stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $9.17.
- Cost per serving reduces to $2.29.
I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.
Recipe serves: 4
Serving Size: 1 ~ 1/4 cup
Equipment needed: 1 pot for pasta and 1 deep sauté pan.
Cook time: 30 minutes
Let's grocery shop!
I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices. If you have a fully stocked pantry you will have a savings of about $7.22.
Pantry & Spices
Total: $7.22 as of December 2022
olive oil $2.88
dried oregano $1.00
cayenne pepper $3.34
Total: $9.17 as of December 2022
1 box penne pasta 16 oz $0.98
1 onion $0.78
1 bulb garlic $0.67
1 sweet pepper $1.38
1 green pepper $0.82
1 can ripe olives $1.66
1 tub feta cheese $2.88
|2 ~ 1/4 cups penne pasta|
|1 tablespoon olive oil|
|3 garlic cloves|
|1 sweet red pepper|
|1 green pepper|
|1/4 cup ripe olives|
|1 teaspoon dried oregano|
|1/4 teaspoon salt|
|1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper|
|1/4 cup pasta water|
|1/2 cup feta cheese|
- Complete prep from prep tab above.
Put on a pot of water to boil for pasta. Add salt and cook pasta to al dente.
While the pasta is cooking heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a deep skillet.
Add peppers and onion for 3 – 5 minutes until onions are soft.
Add garlic for 1 minute
Add and stir well:
1/4 cup pasta water
- Bring to a boil for 2 minutes then using a spider strainer remove pasta from boiling water and add it to the pepper mixture.
- Turn off heat and stir in cheese. Enjoy!
This recipe can also be found in Weekly Dinners for 2 under $70 – Menu 7