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Meat Free Monday: Mozzarella, Olives and Tomatoes Pasta | Recipe

July 16, 2018

I’ve been trying to eat more veggie lately, my packed lunches are now completely meat free. But I’ve also been bringing back Meat Free Monday in our house. This week I thought I’d share with you my Mozzarella, Olives and Tomatoes Pasta recipe.

This was a recipe I came up with after seeing a picture of a roasted tomato and mozzarella salad on Instagram. But I didn’t fancy just a salad. So I added some extras and some pasta, to make it that more filling evening meal. I made it on my instagram stories originally and quite a few people asked me for the exact recipe. So I re-made it with a bit more thought to the amounts going in, and if you scroll down the recipe is below.

Mozzarella Olives and Tomatoes Pasta Recipe

Mozzarella Olives and Tomatoes Pasta in a Pan

Mozzarella Olives and Tomatoes Pasta in a Pan Close Up

Mozzarella, Olives and Tomato Pasta

A quick and easy Meat Free Monday recipe!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Author MissPond


  • 200 g Fresh pasta I used fusilli
  • 1 Small punnet of cherry tomatoes chopped in half
  • 4 tbsp Olives chopped in half
  • 200 g Mushrooms stalks removed, sliced
  • One ball of Mozzarella diced
  • 2 tbsp Pesto
  • Ground pepper
  • Olive oil


  1. Get a pan of water boiling, prep your other ingredients whilst you wait. When boiling get the fresh pasta and in cooking.
  2. Whilst this is cooking get the tomatoes, mushrooms and olives cooking on a medium heat in a frying pan with a glug of oil. Use a little of the pasta water to help soften and cook them.
  3. When the pasta is done, drain and put into the frying pan with the pesto. Stir through so everything is coated. Then sprinkle the mozzarella into the pan (try and do this evenly across the pan) and turn the heat down, allow it to melt.
  4. Serve in a bowl with lots of ground black pepper to season. Enjoy!
Mozzarella Olives and Tomatoes Pasta in a Bowl

Would you make my Mozzarella, Olives and Tomatoes Pasta for Meat Free Monday? Let me know in the comments,


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  • Reply Sarah July 17, 2018 at 7:45 am

    I’m not a huge fan of olives but the rest sounds great! Would be a really tasty work lunch too!

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

    • Reply MissPond July 19, 2018 at 9:37 pm

      Maybe you could add courgette instead?

  • Reply Chloe July 16, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    I love eating veggie meals, though I have to say we rarely do meat-free Monday as we always have roast leftovers from Mon-Weds! Chicken wraps tonight with black beans and salad, yum!

    LIFE & LOVES: A Foodie Blog

    • Reply MissPond July 19, 2018 at 9:38 pm

      That sounds lovely! We rarely do roast dinners now, we usually have curry as our Monday leftover!

  • Reply Tanesha July 16, 2018 at 11:57 am

    This looks delicious! Simple yet full of flavour, my kind of lunch!

    • Reply MissPond July 19, 2018 at 9:39 pm

      It was a lovely meal 🙂

  • Reply Rachel July 16, 2018 at 9:52 am

    This sounds absolutely delicious and something I need to make for lunch sometime! xo

    • Reply MissPond July 19, 2018 at 9:41 pm

      It would definitely make a great lunch!

  • Reply Sophie July 16, 2018 at 8:50 am

    This is my kind of food for a Monday night! And is that pasta from Aldi? LOVE IT! xx

    • Reply MissPond July 19, 2018 at 9:43 pm

      It was from Waitrose! But I imagine you can get fresh fusilli anywhere!

  • Reply Carl Baker July 16, 2018 at 8:35 am

    I need to stop reading food posts 1st thing in a morning, my co editor Dan will love this post. He’s vegetarian.

    • Reply MissPond July 19, 2018 at 9:45 pm

      Haha! I’m glad it looks appetising!

  • Reply Georgie July 16, 2018 at 8:19 am

    Oooo wow this looks so delicious! And I love your photos too, I’m going to try making it at home now too 🙂 x

    • Reply MissPond July 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm

      Let me know if you give it a go! I hope you enjoy it too 🙂

  • Reply Laura July 16, 2018 at 8:17 am

    This is right up my street and really nice, simple and well flavored with some of my favourite ingredients. I was short on ideas this week so going to make this! Thanks for sharing

    Laura x

    • Reply MissPond July 19, 2018 at 9:47 pm

      I hope you enjoyed it if you ended up making it 🙂 I love a simple dinner, sometimes the less faff the better!

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