Hi there– yesterday was Valentines Day– Hope someone gave you a hug and handed you a mug of tea. We had a group of friends in Saturday for a Valentines dinner– Jeff brought a Valentine quiz and I can’t remember when I’ve laughed so much. Sat over a fancy supper for the friends and talked late– but the truth is that most everyday dinners with my valentine, Larry, are simple like this one…
Around here we love a tableful of antipasto– savory little plates to launch into the meal. But on weekday evenings, there’s not too many leisurely multi course dinners at our house! So this dish rolls the antipasto and pasta all into one meatless plateful. And it’s lovely that the whole things can be put together in about 20 minutes.
8 oz. pasta (your favorite!)*
1 smallish onion, chopped fine
3 tab. olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 oz. crimini mushrooms, chopped
14 oz. can petit cut tomatoes with garlic & onions
14 oz. can small white beans
1/2 cup mixed brined olives
1/2 cup feta, in small cubes
Put the water on to boil for the pasta. Salt it liberally.
Heat the olive oil in a large pan and drop in the chopped onion. Stir and let it cook 3 or 4 minutes until it starts to brown. Add the garlic and mushrooms and cook 1 minute more.
Then pour in the tomatoes (including the juices in the can). Rinse and drain the white beans and add them in too. Simmer on low for 5 minutes or so until the pasta is cooked.
Drain the pasta and spread it on a pretty platter. Mix the feta and olives into the sauce at the last minute and then pour it all over the pasta. Eat it hot! Delicious!
*my favorite is always angel hair– but any pasta will do…
8 thoughts on “Antipasto Pasta”
Now thats brilliant Rhonda, love it!!
Hi Suzanne– thanks blog friend!!
I love pasta. My husband likes both antipasto and angel hair so I think this dish would be a hit for dinner this week! 🙂
Hey there Daisy– I like it because it was easy- and there were leftovers to take to school for lunch. oh, and it was yummy. Hope you all like it too! hugs friend.
That looks really delicious! I love antipasto. Sounds like you and Larry had a gorgeous Valentines weekend with friends! Aaron and I just watched basketball then went to the nearby pub in the evening for beer and chips and a comedy show 🙂 I normally like doing something a bit more special but Aaron’s never really enthusiastic (he talks about the ‘commercialism’ a lot!). So I guess we struck a good balance this year! I must try this pasta xx
Hey Laura– we are usually low key celebrators. It was just walking for yogurt on Valentine’s day. But we have an anniversary in March so I’m dreaming up an overnight somewhere– we’ll see… Hope all’s well with you. xo
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Hi Rhonda – this looks so good. What do you think of the idea of some rendered pancetta on top (assuming you don’t want it meatless)? Kat