All, if you love olives you will love this.
(If not… meh, not so much). It’s also a pretty quick and easy recipe.
8 ounces of rotelle or rotini pasta
12 frozen pre-cooked meatballs of your choice
Half an onion
About half of a roasted red pepper, from a jar (I like Mezzetta)
About 1/3 to 1/2 cup of sliced green olives
About 1/4 cup of sliced black olives
2 tablespoons of capers
About two ounces of feta cheese
About 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese
About a half cup of your favorite spaghetti sauce
A couple of tablespoons of olive oil
Put the pasta on to boil. While that’s cooking:
-Thaw your meatballs in the microwave
– Cut your half-onion lengthwise in half and then slice into thin half-rings (this will cook into strips)
– Cut your roasted red pepper into smaller bite-sized pieces
– Slice up your olives if they didn’t come that way
Once the pasta is soft, pour it into a colander to drain. Add the olive oil and onions to your pot.
Sauté the onions on medium- low heat for several minutes, until they start to turn clear
Mix in your olives, roasted red pepper, and capers and simmer a minute or two
Mix in your meatballs, spaghetti sauce, and cheeses, and heat through evenly
Finally, add your pasta back to the pan and mix it all together.
This travels well, makes great leftovers, and can be endlessly varied! Try adding anchovies for extra flavor, or use shrimp or kielbasa or Portobello mushrooms instead of meatballs. Goes well with a green salad or Caesar salad.