89 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 53
  • 4 Rating Star 21
  • 3 Rating Star 11
  • 1 Rating Star 2
  • 2 Rating Star 2

This is a very good substitute for your regular potatoes or rice when you serve any kind of meat. Your pasta can be fresh or dry; so can your herbs. Let me tell you that fresh or homemade pasta with fresh herbs will taste out of this world.

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Max Servings:
4
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to the package directions.

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  • Meanwhile, melt the butter or margarine over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and cook for a couple of minutes. Stir in the herbs.

  • Drain the pasta and transfer to a large bowl. Add the butter mixture and toss. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with black olive slices and serve.

Nutrition Facts

378.95 calories; 7.05 g protein; 32.92 g carbohydrates; 2.78 g dietary-fiber; 0.07 g sugars; 24.85 g fat; 14.84 g saturated-fat; 102.43 mg cholesterol; 995.34 IU vitamin-a-iu; 3.47 mg niacin-equivalents; 0.11 mg vitamin-b6; 3.79 mg vitamin-c; 104.28 mcg folate; 42.14 mg calcium; 2.58 mg iron; 32.13 mg magnesium; 141.43 mg potassium; 216.19 mg sodium; 0.41 mg thiamin; 223.61 calories-from-fat; 34 percent-of-calories-from-carbs; 58 percent-of-calories-from-fat; 7 percent-of-calories-from-protein; 34 percent-of-calories-from-sat-fat


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AFOSTERFAMILY
10/21/2004
This has a great flavor! I wanted a whole meal rather than a side dish so I cooked thin strips of chicken then added some thinly sliced carrots and celery diced red pepper snow peas and mushrooms. Versatile recipe. It smells wonderful while cooking! I omitted the olives since I didn't have and don't really care for them anyway. I plan to cut my butter to about 2 Tbsp and add 1/4 c broth to lesson the fat next time.
(33)

Most helpful critical review

Anonymous
05/30/2012
I used whole wheat pasta I don't know if that makes a difference... The flavor was just so bland overall. Also I used a mixture of fresh and dry spices. Maybe it would have been better just completely one way or the other. I thank the author for sharing but I would not recommend this recipe.
89 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 53
  • 4 Rating Star 21
  • 3 Rating Star 11
  • 1 Rating Star 2
  • 2 Rating Star 2
naples34102
12/05/2007
While this is neither an extraordinary recipe nor cooking method it is still nevertheless a fresh flavorful and pretty-on-the-plate side dish pasta. There is no science here...use whatever herbs you have on hand or whatever your preference is. No need to measure just chop and add fresh herbs (or throw in a pinch or two of dried) to your liking. It was a nice change from the garlic and olive oil pasta I traditionally serve. I omitted the olives and served with Jerusalem Chicken II also from this site. Simple and delicious.
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ANGELA
02/06/2008
one thing that is great to do is to boil garlic cloes in the water with the pasta this adds flavor to the pasta itself
(41)
AFOSTERFAMILY
10/21/2004
This has a great flavor! I wanted a whole meal rather than a side dish so I cooked thin strips of chicken then added some thinly sliced carrots and celery diced red pepper snow peas and mushrooms. Versatile recipe. It smells wonderful while cooking! I omitted the olives since I didn't have and don't really care for them anyway. I plan to cut my butter to about 2 Tbsp and add 1/4 c broth to lesson the fat next time.
(33)
Dianne
05/18/2010
We loved this and I will make this again! I only used 1/4 cup butter (olive oil would be a tasty and healthy alternative). I used all dried herbs because that's what I had. I also couldn't resist adding some parmesan cheese. The olives were a nice touch!
(22)
NJSS2000
07/23/2003
I printed this recipe out last May and just made it this weekend. This is right up my Husband's alley he loved it! I will sprinkle some parmesan cheese on top next time I make it. Great alternative to rice and potatoes!
(21)
ShirleyB
12/22/2010
Made this tonight along with te Pasta & Herbs from this site. They both get 5 stars and each one complimented the other. MmmmGood..
(14)
keuliss
02/01/2011
Loved it!! Didn't have savory and. We added garlic salt and parmesan. It was wonderful!
(14)
Anonymous
12/07/2010
My family loved this pasta. Even my picky eater. (my husband) I only had dried seasonings but will use fresh next time to make it even better. Sliced grilled chicken over it made an easy easy delicious meal.
(13)
Vanessa B.
07/26/2010
This is my husband's favorite dish.
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