Ditalini with Black Olives & Feta

This ditalini pasta with black olives and feta is a family favorite! Plus, you can have dinner together in 15 minutes!

Do you ever look at the clock and realize you don’t have time to make dinner? You know those nights where the kids have asked for “snack” ten times while you are looking at the pantry for something to say: “cook me!”

Tonight was one of those nights. Last week, I fired the part time sitter and I’ve been home with a sick girl and a sick Baby G all week. Oy! Motherhood. So, when 5:30pm rolled around the kids were hungry and I had nothing prepared. Breakfast for dinner again? Not tonight.

Ditalini with feta and black olives easy dinner

If you can boil pasta you can whip up this delicious dinner in fifteen minutes with a twenty pounder on your hip. I’m serious.


Ditalini with Black Olives & Feta

  • Author: Laura Fuentes - SuperGlueMom
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Quick Dinner


  • 1 pound ditalini pasta
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 cup whole California Black Ripe Olives (we love olives so I did 1 can, drained)
  • 1 (4oz) container crumbled feta cheese (about 1 cup)
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the ditalini pasta; reduce heat, cook until al dente, according to the package instructions, and drain.
  2. While pasta is cooking, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice and a dash of salt inside a medium sized bowl. Toss in the olives and feta.
  3. Once pasta is cooked, transfer pasta into the medium bowl. Toss all ingredients together until well combined. Add freshly ground pepper to taste and serve.

Don’t you just love when dinner “happens” smoothly? I do. Especially when I am having one of those days… or week.

olive dinner

And this is how I packed it for lunch today:


4 thoughts on “Ditalini with Black Olives & Feta”

  1. Hmmm, I love black olives, but not sure the kids would. Now I have the guts to try it with them since your kids like them. Thanks!

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      the good thing is that if they don’t like the black olives you can take them out!

  2. Emily says:

    How do you think this would be with green olives?

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      Oh yes! We make this with green olives as well. My youngest loves green olives. Enjoy!

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