Pasta with Tomatoes, Garlic and Olives {Appreciation Post}

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Pasta with Tomatoes, Garlic and Olives. A delicious pasta dish made with spaghetti tossed in a buttery garlic sauce with tomatoes and black olives.

Pasta with Tomatoes, Olives and Garlic | | A delicious pasta dish made with spaghetti tossed in a buttery garlic sauce with tomatoes and black olives. | #dinner #pasta #spaghetti

You know how last month I told you that we eat pasta all.the.time? I also continued to tell you that I didn’t have any pasta recipes on the blog??
Well. Seems that things have changed, doesn’t it? This is the second pasta recipe in 3 days!
Although, I still can’t forget about that Chicken Bruschetta Pasta…incredible!

But, but, but… Today’s recipe comes with a Thank You note. And, the recipe is here because this is my husband’s favorite dish of all time.

The uber talented baker, blogger, and awesome cake maker, Amanda from I Am Baker, suggested that a few of us food bloggers should come together and dedicate a post to our significant other. Or, to our other half that supports this whole bloggy thing and is behind us 100%!
Thus this post, my lovelies, is dedicated to my dear husband, Goce, who doesn’t only support me and my work, but is always looking forward to eating it, too!

Goce and Kate Diethood |

This is one of our most recent photos… No, it is not 2 a.m. and we are not in a night club… and we weren’t drinking… we are just natural cheezers. Ahem. 🙂

Part of this post includes a sit-down interview with my husband where I asked him a few questions about my job, and I will share his answers with you.

Ready? This is going to be FUN!

Okay, go!

Me: Honey, what is your favorite blog called?! (as I am giving him the eye…)
Hubs: Tricky question. DIETHOOD!

Me: What is the meaning of the made-up-word diethood?
Hubs: I forgot. Something about parenthood, but not. It’s like parenthood, but it’s diethood. Right?

Me: Hmmmm… whatev.

Me: What is your favorite prop that I use in my photos?
Hubs: I like the antique silverware that you paid an arm and a leg for… aaaand we’re not even allowed to touch it, let alone eat with it. But, it’s nice. Especially the forks.

Me: What is the oddest thing you’ve seen me do for a blog post?
Hubs: You made Baklava with Strawberries. That’s odd. But delicious. And still odd.
Me: That’s it?
Hubs: I think it’s weird that you get up on the table to take photos of food.
Me: What else you got?
Hubs: That’s all.

Me: If you had your own blog, what would be the name of it?
Hubs: Soccer Love!
Me: Honey, I knew it would be soccer something, I just would not have guessed Soccer Love…
Hubs: That’s the only thing that came to mind.
Me: Cool.

Me: What do you do for a living and what are your hobbies?
Hubs: You don’t know?!
Me: I’m interviewing you… just give me the answers.
Hubs: Weird. Okay, well, I’m a car salesman and if you need a new car, come to Mike Anderson Chevrolet in Merrillville, Indiana. Ask for Goce. Or George!
Me: Did you just use my blog space to place an ad for free?!?!
Hubs: I eat cold food. That’s payment enough.
Me: LOL!!!!!!!! You got me. 🙂

Me: And your hobby, please…
Hubs: My hobby?! SOCCER LOVE! 4EVA!
Me: Thank you for your time. You may now go back to Fox Soccer Channel. Love you!
Hubs: Love you, too, but could you please bring me a bowl of Pasta with tomatoes? Please!
Me: No problem…

How about that? Isn’t he wonderful?! 😉

Pasta with Tomatoes, Olives and Garlic | | A delicious pasta dish made with spaghetti tossed in a buttery garlic sauce with tomatoes and black olives. | #dinner #pasta #spaghetti

Because this Pasta, or Spaghetti, with Tomatoes, Garlic and Olives is his favorite food, I thought it was only fitting to finally share it with you all. There’s really nothing special to it, until you get a taste of it. It’s garlicky, buttery, and saucy. Or as I like to say, thawthyyy!

I can feel your curiosity. It’s totally fine. Go ahead, get up and make this for dinner. You can thank me later. 😉
Before you go, please scroll to the bottom of this post and see what the other blogger’s sweethearts had to say to their questions. THANK YOU!


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Pasta with Tomatoes, Olives and Garlic | | A delicious pasta dish made with spaghetti tossed in a buttery garlic sauce with tomatoes and black olives. | #dinner #pasta #spaghetti

Pasta with Tomatoes, Garlic and Olives {Appreciation Post}

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WW Freestyle: 11
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
A delicious pasta dish made with spaghetti tossed in a buttery garlic sauce with tomatoes and black olives.
Servings: 6
Calories: 146


  • 1 box spaghetti , cooked according to the directions on the box
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes , halved
  • 1 cup black olives , pitted, halved
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil


  • While you are cooking the spaghetti, prepare the sauce:
  • Heat olive oil and butter in a skillet.
  • Add tomatoes, olives, and garlic.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Stir in basil.
  • Cook for 6 to 8 minutes over medium heat, or until tomatoes are tender.
  • Drain pasta.
  • When the tomato mixture is done, add the pasta to the tomatoes and cook for an additional 2 minutes, or until heated through.
  • Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Pasta with Tomatoes, Garlic and Olives {Appreciation Post}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 146 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 393mg16%
Potassium 204mg6%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 590IU12%
Vitamin C 18.5mg22%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

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37 Responses
  1. Megan Bougher

    I tried this … But cut the pasta amount in about half or so …. Even my 16 yr old son loved this! Thank you! Oh … I added red pepper flakes and fresh grated Parmesan 💋

  2. Kara Mathys @Wellnessgrit

    I’m ashamed to say that I’ve never had pasta with tomatoes, garlic, and olives! This recipe looks great though so hopefully that will change! Thanks for posting it, Katerina!

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      That’s my husband’s favorite way to eat pasta. 😃 If you try it, and have a minute, please let me know if you liked it. 😊

  3. Robin Hamilton @Wellness Wires

    This pasta with tomatoes, garlic and olives look so zesty and tasty! Absolutely love your creative idea! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Bella Hardy

    This is absolutely magnificent, scrumptious, delicious, super yummy pasta with tomatoes, garlic and olives. I’m also gonna pin this post on my Pinterest board my followers will love it. Thanks for sharing, Katerine!

  5. Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet

    Hahaha, awesome interview, Kate! Well done, both of you! 🙂 And it’s so refreshing to hear of someone who’s interested in another sport other than football!!! Let’s hear it for soccer!

  6. Jamie

    Too cute! And I love a pasta dish like this – a few simple yet pronounced flavors (what is better than olives, garlic and tomatoe??) tossed into pasta; I think I’ll do it this week!

  7. Valerie

    Haha!! You two are adorable! (I climb up on tables and chairs for photos too!) This pasta looks delish!! Love carbs (and soccer!). 😀

  8. Heather @ Sugar Dish Me

    Hahhahaa love the sales plug. That was great. You two are super adorable. And you are so lucky that he will eat pasta! I live with a weirdo pasta hater. It’s kinda depressing.

  9. Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking

    HAha! Cold food, forks, towels for props est…so right! Sweet post, Kate and dish of course looks amazing and so delicious!

  10. Tanya Schroeder

    I love that he easts cold food too! Ha, he sounds fun and supportive and everything you’d want in a food blogger’s husband!

  11. Amanda

    Hubs: I eat cold food. That’s payment enough.

    LOVE IT!! How cute are you two?? Thanks so much for doing this… I love getting to know you better!

  12. Shanna@ pineapple and coconut

    You two are one good looking couple!! Love all his answers! We are the opposite – we rarely eat pasta, I will make the occasional mac and cheese from scratch but that is about it. Your photos are gorgeous like always!

  13. Erin | The Law Students Wife

    I love the word-for-word honesty of the transcript. You guys are awesome! Also, your husband has great taste in pasta. And that silverware? GORGEOUS!

  14. Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies

    The pasta looks amazing! I’m not very good at coming up with simple pasta dishes, I definitely need to pin this for later.

  15. Diane {Created by Diane}

    Love your husbands charm and how he answered the questions, and oh yes…i LOVE pasta! This looks fabulous.

  16. Amy @Very Culinary

    It’s so funny that all the husbands think our favorite food blogs are our own! And what’s so weird about standing on the table to take a picture 😉 Hahahaha. Fun fun fun!

  17. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet

    The interview was hilarious!!! What a sport for doing it! Pasta looks amazing by the way!

  18. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes

    Such a sweet post Kate! I know about soccer obsession, it’s this country’s nr.1 hobby

  19. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen

    Awww…this is SO SWEET! I’m so glad I dedicated a recipe to my hubby and featured photos of our wedding day last June. What would we do without our loves, our best friends? Thanks for sharing, Kate! xo

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I'm Katerina, a cookie-maker & picture-taker! For me, eating is a moment to share, an enjoyment, a passion. I hope you enjoy my recipes!

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