Looking for a single-serving meal that's quick and easy and incredibly good? Ever wonder what you could do with those amazing spicy olive medleys on your supermarket's olive bar? Next time you're at the grocery, get some of those olives, along with a jar of capers, a box of penne pasta, and a jar of vodka pasta sauce. You won't be sorry. I had to search Google images for a picture of something similar because by the time I'd eaten a few bites and decided this would be a great Tuesday recipe, I didn't want to stop and get my camera.
Yeah. It was that good.
Olive Caper Vodka Pasta
1 cup (dry) penne pasta, cooked and drained
Olive oil (If you have any flavored oils--garlic or Tuscan, etc--now's the time to use them)
1/4 cup assorted sliced olives
1 tbsp capers
1/2 cup vodka pasta sauce (I used Gia Russa's Alla Vodka)
Cook pasta according to package directions while you're slicing (and pitting, if necessary) the olives. Drain the pasta and set aside. Add the olives and capers to the empty saucepan along with a drizzle of olive oil and cook until they're sizzling nicely. Add the sauce and cook until heated through. Add the drained pasta and stir. Sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper and Parmesan cheese, serve and enjoy!