Spanish Spaghetti (With Pimento-Stuffed Olives)

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"Spaghetti is a universal favorite. When you're a kid, it's comfort food. When you're an adult, you still crave it but you begin to appreciate the wider range of flavor profiles. This is 1 that I especially appreciate. It puts less emphasis on the tomato sauce & a greater emphasis on the combo of flavors. It was found at myrecipesdotcom & a Dec 2009 contribution by David Joachim in Cooking Light was credited. Enjoy!"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (284.1 g)
  • Calories 497.2
  • Total Fat - 22.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 44.8 mg
  • Sodium - 631.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 56.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5 g
  • Sugars - 8.7 g
  • Protein - 17.7 g
  • Calcium - 74.2 mg
  • Iron - 4.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 33 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat oil in a large skillet over med-high heat. Add onion & sauté 4 min or until tender. Add garlic & sauté 1 min. Stir in oregano, celery salt, red pepper, black pepper & saffron (if using).

Step 2

Crumble beef into pan. Cook 5 min or until beef is fully-browned, stirring to further crumble the beef. Stir in marinara sauce, olives, sherry, capers & 3 tbsp parsley. Bring to a slow boil, reduce heat & simmer 15 min.

Step 3

While the sauce is simmering, cook pasta per pkg directions. (Omit any salt or fat). Drain well.

Step 4

Add cooked spaghetti to sauce mixture. Stir mixture well & sprinkle w/remaining 1 tbsp parsley to serve.


  • Already prepared jarred or canned marinara sauce

3 Reviews

Daily Inspiration

What a delicious spaghetti sauce -- loved the addition of the olives and sherry; although I didn't use the full amount of sherry. The only other change I made was to leave out the capers as DH is not fond of them. Otherwise, made as directed and enjoyed a really nice dinner tonight.


(20 Oct 2017)

Seaside Helene

I love olives and this recipe really intrigued me. It had layers of good flavors blended into one fine sauce. The olives and capers add such a unique flavor that I desperately loved! A repeat here many times!


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(14 Jul 2015)


I can't resist making changes - this time because I didn't have all of the exact ingredients, but close enough to get the gist of the recipe. And it was mighty fine! Loved the green olives in the sauce! I added a few mushrooms, too. I used different pasta, but that doesn't change the taste! Made for Twissis's remarkable Super Bowl win! 2015


review by:
(10 Feb 2015)

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