Roasted Red Pepper, Spinach & Feta Penne Pasta


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!"

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
6 servings
Nutrition Profile:


  • 12 ounces whole-wheat penne

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3 large cloves garlic, sliced

  • 1 (16 ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained and chopped

  • 1 (10 ounce) package baby spinach

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¾ cup crumbled feta cheese


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

  2. 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.

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


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

377 Calories
15g Fat
49g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 2/3 cups
Calories 377
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 5g
Added Sugars 2g 4%
Protein 12g 24%
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Vitamin A 3139IU 63%
Vitamin C 69mg 76%
Folate 6mcg 2%
Sodium 498mg 22%
Calcium 292mg 22%
Iron 5mg 27%
Magnesium 38mg 9%
Potassium 238mg 5%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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