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; carbohydrates 49g; dietary fiber 7.2g; sugars 4.8g; fat 14.8g; saturated fat 4.1g; cholesterol 16.7mg; vitamin a iu 3139.1IU; vitamin c 68.7mg; folate 6.1mcg; calcium 292.2mg; iron 4.9mg; magnesium 37.5mg; potassium 238.1mg; sodium 498.1mg; added sugar 2g.

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  • 5 star values: 3
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Rating: 5 stars
I made it exactly as it’s written and it was amazing! I wouldn’t change a thing. Even my man who feels like he needs a meat with every meal was very happy and satisfied. Will make this often. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Excellent recipe! Followed recipe but made two additions (per our tastes): added some kalamatas, sliced into rings, and a jar of water packed artichoke hearts, drained and cut in half. Also used 16 oz. of fresh baby spinach since that is how the package came, roughly chopped/sliced. Do not cut back on the olive oil-may seem like a lot but it is coating a pound of pasta and vegetables. Also good cold the next day. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is a wonderful easy pantry pasta -- just the kind of recipe I need right now. I added a little extra olive oil, because I do that with everything. Read More