11Ingredients
160Calories
30Minutes

If you want a somewhat traditional pasta dinner, then try this hearty and robust dish. This Whole Wheat Pasta with Italian Olive Sauce takes 30 minutes to prepare and is only 160 calories. It is perfect as a light weeknight dinner or paired with a steak or chicken. This recipe combines whole wheat spaghetti with hearty ingredients to make a decadent side dish the whole family will love. Happy cooking!

Ingredients

  • 1 package whole wheat spaghetti
  • 1 onion (medium, diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 1 stalk celery (diced)
  • 500 grams tomatoes (peeled whole)
  • 1 tablespoon bouillon
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons butter (optional)
  • 1 cup black olives (mixed green and, sliced in half)
  • parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. While the water for the pasta is coming to a boil, saute the onion and garlic in a little olive oil for 3 minutes
  2. Add the carrot and celery, let cook at medium heat for two minutes, then add salt and pepper.
  3. Add the tomatoes and bouillon. Let cook on low heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Blend the sauce for a few seconds in the blender so that it remains chunky.
  5. Return the sauce little by little to the pan on high heat. After a minute, lower the heat and add the bay leaves. Add a little bit of pasta water if the sauce seems too thick.
  6. Add the olives and the butter.
  7. Serve over the pasta, sprinkle with grated cheese.
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NutritionView more

160Calories
Sodium18%DV430mg
Fat17%DV11g
Protein8%DV4g
Carbs5%DV14g
Fiber16%DV4g

PER SERVING *

Calories160Calories from Fat100
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat11g17%
Saturated Fat4.5g23%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol20mg7%
Sodium430mg18%
Potassium410mg12%
Protein4g8%
Calories from Fat100
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate14g5%
Dietary Fiber4g16%
Sugars6g12%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

Yummly User
Tameka O. 26 May 2015
It suggests whole wheat pasta, but use whichever you prefer. The recipe is more about the sauce than anything, and it is a fantastic recipe for sauce. Full of flavor without too many spices. Love the use of black olives and celery. Those aren't found in a lot of sauces. Whenever I have time to make my own sauce, this is my go to recipe.