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Mean Woman Pasta Recipe
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Mean Woman Pasta

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"A standard in our home, this one is simple to make and gets better with time."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    8 hrs 30 mins


  1. Combine tomatoes, garlic, olives, basil, olive oil, and pepperoncinis. Stir together and allow to marinate as long as you have time for; overnight is best, although it's fine to eat right away too.
  2. Cook pasta according to the package directions; drain. Toss with sauce and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 24, 2003

This is a great weekday dinner recipe. The flavors are really delicious and, if you have any leftovers, this dish gets even better with time.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 22, 2011

1 lb of pasta was way too much in my opinion. like the combo of ingredients but with all that pasta it was very bland. might make it again with 1/2 lb.


74 Ratings

Apr 08, 2004

Um, maybe the item that was MISSING was the OLIVES? If there are only 5 ingredients, leaving one out and then complaining is just silly. This recipe was delish: I put more peppers and more olives and only marinated an hour and it was Great! WHOLE family loved it!

Aug 29, 2002

Really, really good. I sliced the peppers instead of leaving them whole to make the recipe a little spicier. I also serve this with toasted baguette slices as an appetizer. YUM!

Aug 29, 2002

I made this pasta dish for dinner last night and although I only had three hours to marinate it, it was still great. I substituted half of the pasta shells with beef stuffed ravioli and it was so delicious. Will definitely make it again.

Oct 25, 2010

Prepared this the night before to let the tomatoes marinate then used it over brown rice and chicken the next night. Awesome! The flavors added a welcome flavor to rather bland brown rice and grilled chicken.

Mar 03, 2009

Love it! I did make a few slight adjustments to suit our tastes - we wanted warm, spicy pasta so I subbed 2 cans of diced tomatoes for the chopped, reduced the oil, increased the pepperoncini and added red pepper flakes and chunks of pepperoni for extra heat...but I must say the recipe is also perfect as-is! Rave reviews - I will be making this again soon:)

Jan 16, 2008

very good! next time i will add fresh mozzarella.


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  • Calories
  • 611 kcal
  • 31%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 92.8 g
  • 30%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 20.5 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 6.3 g
  • 25%
  • Protein
  • 17.4 g
  • 35%
  • Sodium
  • 1720 mg
  • 69%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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