Black Olive & Broccoli sauce with penne pasta

  • Yield: serves 6 to 8 servings
  • Prep: 15 minutes
  • Cook: 45 minutes


olive oil
whole tomatoes
capers w/ some juice
large sliced black olives
sliced mushrooms
basil, salt pepper to taste
penne pasta



1. Put in olive oil

2. Add sliced garlic & slowly brown

3. Add onion

4. Hand squeeze tomatoes into the pan use juice also

5.Add only broccoli stalks (medallions)

6. Add basil, capers, caper juice, salt, pepper, olives and olive juice

7. Bring to boil and cover pan and simmer for apprximately 45 minutes.  Do not add broccoli and mushrooms until sauce has simmered for the full 45 minutes

8. Stir frequently

When you boil the pasta separately, it's time to add the broccoli florets and mushrooms to the tomatoe sauce (keep saucepan covered).

When pasta is done pour sauce over and serve.

Optional hint:  We have also added fresh green beans and shrimp to this recipe.