In this quick 20-minute dinner recipe, tender penne pasta is combined with garlic, roasted red peppers and spinach and topped with crumbled feta cheese for a fast and easy Mediterranean-inspired meal. This recipe was graciously shared by EatingWell reader Dottie Carpenter, who states, "Recipes are no good if they're not shared!" Source:, March 2020

Dottie Carpenter


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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook penne according to package directions; drain and return to pot.

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant but not browned. Add roasted red peppers, spinach, salt and pepper; cook, stirring, until the spinach is just wilted, about 4 minutes.

  • Combine the vegetable mixture with the penne. Stir in feta and serve.

Nutrition Facts

377 calories; 14.8 g total fat; 4.1 g saturated fat; 17 mg cholesterol; 498 mg sodium. 238 mg potassium; 49 g carbohydrates; 7.2 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 11.9 g protein; 3139 IU vitamin a iu; 69 mg vitamin c; 6 mcg folate; 292 mg calcium; 5 mg iron; 37 mg magnesium; 2 g added sugar;