Recipe Box - Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Olives

Better Homes and Gardens has a recipe, in this month's magazine for Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes and Olives.  I had taken a quick look and missed the word squash.  There, I was with spaghetti boiling in the pot and I realized, my recipe had to change.  I did a pretty good "copycat" using the spaghetti and it was delicious.  It was so good, I want to try it with the spaghetti squash.

Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes and Olives  (adapted)

Ingredients :

1 pound spaghetti

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
14 1/2 ounce can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano (undrained)*
1/2 cup pimiento-stuffed green olives, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup golden raisins
2  ounces feta cheese, crumbled (1/2 cup)
ground black pepper


In a large saucepan heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Add tomatoes; bring to boiling. Boil gently, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.

 While the tomatoes cook, in a large pot, cook pasta according to package directions; drain and return to pot.

 Add  tomato sauce, olives, raisins and basil to pasta in the pot. Season to taste with ground pepper. Serve topped with feta cheese.

This was such an easy recipe and hubby liked it which was a surprise for me.  He usually turns his nose up to olives.  We may just have added a new food to our diet. 

Looking back:  This is All Dessert Week.  Just look at these.

Winnie does it again with a Snickers Cake


 Mocha Swirl Bread from Jam Hands.

 Spiral Ice Box Cookies from Food is My Life

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  1. Thanks for hosting, Chaya! Have a great week :-)

  2. Thank you for hosting, Chaya!
    I like the sound of this pasta. Love tomatoes and olives together in a sauce.

  3. THANK YOU Chaya soooooooooooooo much for featuring my Snickers Cake
    So glad you like it
    ♥ ♥

    My other half loooooooooove spaghetti, and I always prefer tomato and garlic sauce. I've never tried with raisins(!)
    I think I'm gonna try your recipe tomorrow or Thursday

  4. Thanks for the party, Chaya :) Enjoy your week!

  5. You just reminded me I bought a spaghetti squash and I better cook it before it rots in my basement. Have a great week.

  6. Hi Chaya, thank you so much for featuring my cookies! I'm so happy that you like it. Your spaghetti recipe sounds really easy and delicious!

  7. Hi Chaya, thanks for hosting :)


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