Tomatoes and Potatoes Pasta Recipe | iMunch

My daughter has allergies, and has quite a list of stuff that can make her go itch. Okay, so maybe not a list, but 2 major things- Chicken and nuts of any kind.

So a couple of nights ago the dinner that our family had comprised of chicken and more chicken with some veggies. So what I did was try to check out what's in the pantry that I can cook for my little angel. Here's what I got:

Dona elena pasta

Yep, it's literally tomatoes and potatoes and pasta. heheheh.. Okay, seriously, this is just your usual fettuccine pasta that's amped up with an oil based sauce, lots of garlic, thinly sliced onions, a bit of butter, salt, pepper, fried potatoes and tomatoes, laurel leaves and olives.

Dona elena pasta

Here's the recipe if you want a fuss- free dinner like mine. Cooking period took about 20-25 minutes for me. :)


  • Fettuccine Pasta (I used Al Dente Pasta)

  • Olive Oil (I used Doña Elena Olive Oil, the regular kind)

  • a whole garlic,minced (this is for my taste as me and my daughter love our pasta to be very full of garlic)

  • butter (around 1/4th of a whole bar)

  • Olives (pitted)

  • half a cup of chopped onions

  • 3-4 ripe tomatoes, rough chopped

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • laurel leaves, or any herb you can use for extra flavor

  • potatoes


  1. Cook pasta according to instructions. :) With Al Dente pasta, I didn't need to add in oil to the mix.

  2. While pasta is cooking, you can start boiling the potatoes as well. Add in a lot of salt to make it well seasoned, and if you have herbs like chives, or basil or rosemary, add it in as well so that the potatoes will have better flavor

  3. Chop the tomatoes roughly, and the olives as well to make it easier to the bite.

  4. Once potatoes are cooked, let them cool for another 5 minutes, then rough chop.

  5. Let pasta cool off as well.

  6. In a frying pan, add in your butter and a tablespoon of olive oil. The oil is to help the butter not burn easily.

  7. Add in your garlic, let it brown a bit, then the onions. After this you add olives and then the tomatoes, and let it cook until the skin peels off the meat of the tomatoes. Mix occasionally

  8. Mix in your potatoes and  laurel leaves, or any herb that may be lying around in your pantry to give it a better taste.

  9. Of course, you have to add in your salt and pepper to taste. I was quite generous with these as they really help to let the flavors of our ingredients be released.

  10. Lastly, we put in the pasta and mix it up for another 5 minutes.

You can serve this with cheese on top. I used grated Parmesan, but I think my daughter would also love this with melted mozzarella on top.


Happy Cooking!



  1. Bought a big bottle of olive oil... keeping a big list of pasta recipe... thanks for sharing, looks really yummy.

  2. I haven't tried cooking anything using olive oil just yet. But after reading this, sige I'll try soon. ;)

  3. Love pasta! Big Al Dente and Dona Elena fan, too. :)

  4. Yup, lots of garlic and plenty of tomatoes! Love this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  5. i used to make this recipe by mario batalli which is similar to this and really yummy, it had potatoes, baguio beans with pesto :)

  6. yummy! our fam's big fan of pasta :) will try this.

  7. had to try yet the garlic and olive oil combination, but olives (don't like them). i'd love to try fresh tomato instead of the canned tomato sauce. thanks for the idea.

  8. Thanks for sharing, we love pasta, looking for different recipes so this is timely :)

  9. sherlane fortunado12 March 2015 at 10:34

    Yummy :-). Will try your recipe. Thanks for posting.

  10. I've been meaning to buy olive oil for the longest time for cooking pasta dishes at home. I'll make sure I'll include that in my grocery cart today and try your recipe, too. Thanks for sharing!

  11. This pasta recipe is something I'd like to prepare for my family. Thanks.

  12. Potatoes? Wow. haven't tried it yet but this looks inviting :)

  13. Good to know that your daughter likes this special pasta dish with olives and tomatoes. How I wish I could convince our kids to eat this. -MacySantos