Holiday Tradition with Mezzetta Bruschetta Style Pasta Sauce #MezzettaMemories

Thanks to Mezzetta for sponsoring today's post.

We love the holidays. There is nothing quite like them. Like most families, our holidays mean gathering around the table with good food and good friends. Seeing that our family is spread across continents it can sometimes be difficult for us to get together. That's why we love having family meals together. It's a holiday tradition and Mezzetta helps to bring us together. One of our favorite things to cook together as a family is pasta with homemade sauce.  The kids and grown-ups all love pasta with homemade Bruschetta sauce made with Mezzetta Olives and Roasted Bell Peppers that are delicious and healthy.  Mezzetta makes a variety of products including olives, peppers, pasta sauces and more.  Whether you are looking for a quick healthy snack or gourmet ingredients for your favorite dishes—reach for a jar of Mezzetta specialty foods at your local grocery store and see the difference a little Mezzetta can make. Inspiration is just a twist away.

Bruschetta Style Pasta Sauce


Mezzetta Pitted Kalamata Olives – approximately ½ cup

Mezzetta Roasted Bell Peppers – approximately ½ cup

1 large can of petite diced tomatoes

½ large onion

3-4 cloves fresh garlic

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp garlic infused vinegar or balsamic vinegar

½ tsp soy sauce

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Salt and pepper to taste

Dry or fresh oregano and basil

1 block feta  cheese

1 package penne pasta


Warm the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

Peel and dice the onion.

Peel and mince the fresh garlic.

Add the onion and garlic to the olive oil and sauté until soft.

Finely chop the Mezzetta Kalamata Olives and slice the Mezzetta Roasted Bell Peppers into 1/4” strips.

Add both to the onion and garlic.

Add the diced tomatoes to the mixture and reduce the heat to low.

Add the vinegar, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper and continue cooking over low heat until ready to serve.  

Cook pasta according to package instructions.

Serve the bruschetta sauce over the warm pasta.  Crumble the feta cheese over the pasta and sauce.

Sprinkle with basil and oregano and serve.

I love family meals, especially during the holidays when the whole family gets together and we eat and laugh.

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• Cocktail Onions
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So tell me what favorite recipes do you love to share with your family over the holidays?

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  1. As an Italian, I have never heard of a pasta sauce with feta or olives, but it sounds really good. Those Greeks know how to make stuff tasty, huh?

  2. This looks fantastic. I love anything with kalamata olives.

  3. That looks like a delicious pasta dish. I'm always look for new ways to serve pasta at home. My husband would love this.

  4. My family would absolutely love this. My husband would eat olives for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  5. This looks delicious and I am crazy about olives. I ate a whole jar of them the other night while watching TV! I will definitely give this a try.

  6. Looks quick and easy! I love making a quick dinner and saving my harder meals for the weekends.

  7. This looks delicious! I love to share our holiday cookies with friends and family. This year we're trying some candy recipes, too.

  8. Wow! This looks delicious! We'll be sharing holiday cookies this year.

  9. Wow, that ended up looking impressive. Peppers, olives and onions seems like a good mix.

  10. My Hubs usually eats Bruschetta on bread. He loves it, so I bet he would like it this way too.

  11. That looks really good! We've been eating lots of pastas lately and this looks like a great sauce!

  12. This looks delicious. My kids would probably eat the olives before I could make it.

  13. I just love pasta and this sauce looks amazing! We usually do a holiday waffle breakfast with the in-laws each year and there is always way too much yummy food brought in!

  14. you gave that italian a greek twist and it sounds really good! I do want to try it out

  15. Oh, this would make a yummy rainy night dinner tonight!

  16. I love their products for cooking. We have several jars of their different olives and peppers in our fridge right now. I will have to give your recipe a try, we love different tomato based sauces.

  17. This looks like a yummy recipe. Made g casserole tonight everyone loved it. Have to try it for tomorrow.

  18. This pasta sauce looks delicious. I love the flavor combinations and the textures in this dish.

  19. This sounds delicious. I love Bruschetta as an appetizer so I'm sure I would love this!

  20. I've never heard of this brand actually. I will investigate and see if it's in my grocery store up here in Canada. I love feta so this dish for me looks fantastic I would make that tomorrow if I had all the ingredients for sure I love pasta too.

  21. Oh my goodness that looks like just the most delicious meal - this is most definitely something I would love to try :)

  22. Such a beautiful dish of pasta, I love it all so much; this is truly my type of food!

  23. This looks fantastic. I have not tried anything like this before. I can not wait to try this recipe.

  24. We don't have any recipes that are just for the holidays usually, haha. That pasta looks so good, yum!

  25. Yum! I love olives and pasta. This is my kind of food!

  26. Looks delicious. I love Italian foods especially pasta. Olives and peppers makes it a healthy dish. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

  27. Oh I love bruschetta. This looks so amazing. Amber N

  28. This recipes looks yummy. I have never made it like this before and I think I want to try it. I'm not sure if I would find Mezzetta in our stores though but I'll look for it.

  29. What a nice idea to try something new and different this holiday. Looks like a yummy dish to enjoy.