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!"

Dottie Carpenter
Source:, March 2020


Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins
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Instructions Checklist
  • 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; protein 11.9g 24% DV; carbohydrates 49g 16% DV; exchange other carbs 3.5; dietary fiber 7.2g 29% DV; sugars 4.8g; fat 14.8g 23% DV; saturated fat 4.1g 21% DV; cholesterol 16.7mg 6% DV; vitamin a iu 3139.1IU 63% DV; vitamin c 68.7mg 114% DV; folate 6.1mcg 2% DV; calcium 292.2mg 29% DV; iron 4.9mg 27% DV; magnesium 37.5mg 13% DV; potassium 238.1mg 7% DV; sodium 498.1mg 20% DV; added sugar 2g.