{Giveaway} Tomato and Olive Rotini

{Giveaway} Tomato and Olive Rotini @EclecticEveryday

It’s National Pasta Month and I’m partnering with my friends form Dreamfield’s Pasta. Each day this month they’ve invited 31 bloggers from  around the country to come up with their most delicious pasta recipes for everyone to share and enjoy. Today I’m sharing with you one of my son’s favorite pasta recipes. It’s a quick and easy family friendly dinner everyone is sure to love.

You can keep up with all these amazing recipes by following the hashtag #IHeartDreamfields on social media. Each week has a different theme, and each day has a different cut of pasta, so there’s going to be plenty of delicious recipes to choose form.

We’ve been eating Dreamfields pasta for quite some time. It fit’s in perfectly with our diet. In fact, a one-cup cooked serving of Dreamfields pasta (2 oz. dry) provides 5 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein! It’s also made with premium durum wheat semolina from North Dakota. That’s why it has the same delicious taste and texture of traditional pasta.

{Giveaway} Tomato and Olive Rotini @EclecticEveryday

Here’s some great tips for perfectly cooked pasta:

  • Pasta is best cooked al dente, or “to the tooth.” Cook only until tender and still firm to the bite. Cooking times vary with different pasta shapes; check package directions. Overcooked pasta is mushy and sticky. Test for doneness about a minute before the cook time is up, draining early if pasta is ready.
  • Pasta will continue to cook after it is drained. Unless you plan to eat it immediately, rinse it in cold water to stop the cooking process.
  • Let it swim! Use at least 4 quarts of water to cook a box of pasta. It needs to move freely in the boiling water to prevent it from sticking.
  • Bring the water to a rolling boil before adding the pasta, and then add the pasta slowly to help keep the water boiling. Stir frequently during cooking to prevent it from sticking together.
  • Salting the water is a personal preference. Adding salt to the cooking water will bring out the natural flavor of pasta. If you decide to salt the water, add about one teaspoon per box right before adding the pasta, when the water is boiling.
  • We recommend pouring any sauce over the pasta just before serving. Sauce too thick? Reserve some of the water the pasta was cooked in and add it slowly to the sauce until the desired consistency is reached.
  • For the best taste and texture experience, pasta should be eaten in one sitting. If you do have leftovers we suggest storing for only one to two days in an airtight container and keeping the pasta separate from the sauce.

For this pasta dish, I kept it simple. It’s just black lives, cherry tomatoes, olive oil and fresh basil. That’s right only five ingredients and less than 15 minutes to make. Easy peasy!

Visit www.DreamfieldsFoods.com to learn more about the brand and get more fantastic pasta recipes.

{Giveaway} Tomato and Olive Rotini @EclecticEveryday

{Giveaway} Tomato and Olive Rotini @EclecticEveryday

{Giveaway} Tomato and Olive Rotini @EclecticEveryday

Tomato and Olive Rotini

Ingredients:

3 cups uncooked Dreamfield's Rotini Pasta
6 oz can Black Olives, halved
1 pint Cherry Tomatoes, halved
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup Fresh Basil, chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Follow package directions to make pasta. Drain pasta. Salt water if desired.

Add olives, tomatoes, olive oil and fresh basil to pasta. Toss well to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Serve.

Now Time for the Giveaway!

One lucky reader will receive a Dreamfields family pack (one box of each of the 7 cuts of pasta) + $25 gift card!

To enter the giveaway just tell me your favorite cut of pasta in the comments section below.

57 Responses to “{Giveaway} Tomato and Olive Rotini”

  1. 1
    Alison H. — October 9, 2014 @ 2:45 pm

    My favorite type of pasta is farfalle!

  2. 2
    Sandy Headtke — October 9, 2014 @ 6:03 pm

    Elbow pasta is our family favorite

  3. 3
    Amanda Sakovitz — October 9, 2014 @ 6:35 pm

    I love Rotini!

  4. 4
    Thomas Murphy — October 9, 2014 @ 6:55 pm

    I like ziti.

  5. 5
    Kay Z — October 9, 2014 @ 7:12 pm

    I love Penne!

  6. 6
    Brenda Price — October 9, 2014 @ 7:31 pm

    It would have to be Rotini. It’s great hot or cold – in a main dish or salad. 🙂

  7. 7
    Paula+-+bell'alimento — October 9, 2014 @ 7:38 pm

    I can’t pick a favorite. Just can’t. Love them all.

  8. 8
    Madeline — October 9, 2014 @ 8:23 pm

    Recently I’ve become a big fan of Rigatoni!

  9. 9
    Jeffrey — October 9, 2014 @ 8:43 pm

    Kind of depends on what I am eating but one noodle that I really like for Macaroni and Cheese is Cavatappi. We’ve been using a lot of Lasagna noodles as of lately for roll-ups.

  10. 10
    HS — October 9, 2014 @ 9:20 pm

    I like Rotini.

  11. 11
    Anonymous — October 9, 2014 @ 11:47 pm

    Rotini, Angel Hair, Penne Rigate

  12. 12
    cindyzs — October 9, 2014 @ 11:48 pm

    Rotini, Angel Hair, Penne Rigate

  13. 13
    Neiddy — October 10, 2014 @ 1:16 am

    Spaghetti is my favorite

  14. 14
    Amanda — October 10, 2014 @ 6:13 am

    Bowtie pasta is my favorite!

  15. 15
    Amy L — October 10, 2014 @ 7:14 am

    I like penne because it’s great with meatballs or roasted veggies.

  16. 16
    Lisa+Brown — October 10, 2014 @ 10:31 am

    My favorite cut of pasta is angel hair pasta.
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    Mami2jcn — October 10, 2014 @ 11:12 am

    I like lasagna.

  18. 18
    Laura J — October 10, 2014 @ 12:20 pm

    Oh I would have to say my favorite is the Penne Rigate! Your Tomato and Olive Rotini looks so good! I would love to make that for a dish to take to my relatives for the holidays!!! YUM

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    Annette — October 10, 2014 @ 2:18 pm

    I’m a fan of bow-tie (Farfalle). I love the thick, chewy center and the way the sauce is caught in the folds. It’s so yummy.

  20. 20
    Marly — October 10, 2014 @ 4:47 pm

    Love this recipe, Angie! I’d have to say my favorite pasta is angel hair. That’s some good stuff!

  21. 21
    David — October 10, 2014 @ 5:59 pm

    My favorite is angel hair. I know it technically has the same taste, but in my mind in tastes better.

  22. 22
    Birdiebee — October 10, 2014 @ 6:57 pm

    Angel Hair is my favorite as it is very light and tasty.

  23. 23
    sharonjo — October 10, 2014 @ 10:36 pm

    My favorite is mini bowtie pasta. I haven’t tried Dreamfields pasta–thanks for the chance!

  24. 24
    Yana Lyfar — October 11, 2014 @ 8:38 pm

    Rotini is our favorite !!!

  25. 25
    Kristen — October 11, 2014 @ 9:03 pm

    I like penne.

  26. 26
    Carla S — October 11, 2014 @ 10:13 pm

    I like ziti the best and rotini and orzo get second place.

  27. 27
    ET Pruitt — October 12, 2014 @ 6:01 pm

    Linguine is my favorite.

  28. 28
    JOAN — October 13, 2014 @ 5:10 pm

    Rotinia — is vrsatile

  29. 29
    JOAN — October 13, 2014 @ 5:12 pm

    Amanda said bowtie and Alison said farfalle — Dreamfield doesn’t make those types do they?

  30. 30
    Anonymous — October 13, 2014 @ 10:50 pm

    So many awesome pastas to choose from. All of them have a purpose but my all time go to would be ziti. Yum

  31. 31
    Kelly+D — October 14, 2014 @ 7:22 am

    I like Angel Hair pasta.

  32. 32

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  33. 33
    Mark — October 15, 2014 @ 1:33 pm

    Papardelle is such a satisfying mouthfull

  34. 34
    Sheila K. — October 15, 2014 @ 1:53 pm

    I love linguine!

  35. 35
    Donna+L — October 15, 2014 @ 5:38 pm

    My favorite pasta is Rigatoni.

  36. 36
    Gayle Simpson — October 15, 2014 @ 9:03 pm

    I have diabetes and I have never been able to eat spaghetti but not I can eat all the pasta I want and I told my neighbor about it she has cancer, so now she can enjoy her pasta now. Thank you Dream Field for you help

  37. 37
    Susan Christy — October 15, 2014 @ 11:50 pm

    I like angel hair pasta.

  38. 38
    Vunda V — October 16, 2014 @ 11:36 am

    i love radiatorre pasta!

  39. 39
    Vera K — October 16, 2014 @ 2:59 pm

    I like mini farfalle because it’s so cute.

  40. 40
    Susan Gruener — October 16, 2014 @ 4:42 pm

    I don’t think there’s a pasta I don’t love, but my fave is PENNE…

  41. 41
    LOVE DREAMFIELDS PASTA — October 16, 2014 @ 4:54 pm

    Although I love all the pastas, my favorite is penne.

  42. 42

    Love getting these recipes.

  43. 43
    Verna Mandel — October 16, 2014 @ 9:01 pm

    I can’t decide between the rotini and penne. I subscribe to a few food blogs and will add yours to my list. Some sounding great recipes I’d like to try and post to Pinterest.

  44. 44
    Barbara Gilmore — October 16, 2014 @ 9:26 pm

    Love the spaghetti especially since my husband is diabetic and now
    he can eat his favorite dish “spaghetii” and still keep his diabetes under
    control. Thank you Dreamfields!!!!!

  45. 45
    Diane P — October 17, 2014 @ 11:12 am

    I love the rigatoni but penne comes in a close second

  46. 46

    Rotini and angel hair are tied for 1st choice for me. I only use Dreamfields pasta for my health. Would love to see them make rigatoni, shells, bow ties. I even use Dreamfields to make my rice pilaf, by breaking dry angel hair in tiny pieces and then I reverse amounts of rice and pasta so that my carbs are lower– delicious. Thanks for the great recipe- I will be trying this in the next week.

  47. 47
    Mary Acoveno — October 18, 2014 @ 11:58 am

    Rotini and angel hair are tied for 1st choice for me. I only use Dreamfields pasta for my health. Would love to see them make rigatoni, shells, bow ties. I even use Dreamfields to make my rice pilaf, by breaking dry angel hair in tiny pieces and then I reverse amounts of rice and pasta so that my carbs are lower– delicious. Thanks for the great recipe- I will be trying this in the next week.

  48. 48
    Stephanie Phelps — October 21, 2014 @ 11:11 am

    I love egg noodles and angle hair pastas. I make a lot of recipes with these two but honestly I have never met a pasta I did not like!

  49. 49
    Kendal Barriere — October 21, 2014 @ 11:34 am

    We love Dreamfields Penne pasta.

  50. 50
    Melissa — October 21, 2014 @ 12:52 pm

    I’ll eat any kind of pasta, but my favorite has to be penne.

  51. 51
    Kim Henrichs — October 21, 2014 @ 1:18 pm

    I love love LOVE angel hair!

  52. 52
    Theresa+&+Prudence — October 21, 2014 @ 3:04 pm

    Our favorite is rotini. Great for salads and sauces! Love your recipe!

  53. 53
    Birdiebee — October 23, 2014 @ 6:44 pm

    Angel hair pasta is my favorite.

  54. 54
    Lauren — October 23, 2014 @ 8:16 pm

    Penne is my favorite.

  55. 55
    Amy L — October 24, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

    My favorite is rigatoni

  56. 56
    Sarah Hall — October 25, 2014 @ 1:15 pm

    I like the elbow pasta in mac & cheese and soups.

  57. 57
    Cindy Guiton — November 8, 2014 @ 7:15 am

    Penne

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