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

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Cook pasta according to the package directions; drain. Toss with sauce and serve.

Nutrition Facts

611 calories; protein 17.4g 35% DV; carbohydrates 92.8g 30% DV; fat 20.5g 32% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 1719.8mg 69% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (53)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2003
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/22/2011
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. Read More
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80 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2004
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2011
Haven't actually tried the recipe though it looks good but I have to ask... How can you post a recipe with an interesting name like Mean Woman Pasta and not explain how it got that name? Enquiring minds want to know!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2008
very good! next time i will add fresh mozzarella. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2009
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:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
My husband liked this so much that he asked me to make it again just two days later!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/22/2011
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. Read More
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