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Garlic Pasta with Ketchup and Feta

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Garlic Pasta with Ketchup and Feta – Easy, 30-minute garlic pasta served with ketchup and crumbled feta cheese.

Garlic Pasta with Ketchup and Feta | www.diethood.com | Easy, 30-minute garlic pasta served with ketchup and crumbled feta cheese.



Ketchup?! IN PASTA? WTH?!? I know, I know.

WAIT! DON’T RUN! I swear, this is VERY gooooood! I GREW UP ON IT! Please don’t go!

But, first and foremost, HI HI! Happy Sunday! How are you?! How was your 4th? I am still hearing fireworks. My ears are ringing, my head is, too, but mah belly is full and happy! Me like grilled food, a lot!

Also, Kelly Clarkson’s Heartbeat Song is still playing. And it’s on repeat for forever. ♥

Garlic Pasta with Ketchup and Feta | www.diethood.com | Easy, 30-minute garlic pasta served with ketchup and crumbled feta cheese.

Second? Ketchup and feta cheese over spaghetti is one of my favorite childhood meals! THIS is what we call, Macedonian-style spaghetti.

Growing up, my mom and grandma used to make pasta from scratch, without the KitchenAid attachments and the fancy drying machines.

The process seemed forever long, and I remember the noodles drying on clothes hangers, or over wire racks, even over the backs of chairs. My mom or grandma would cut them in every width and length, depending on what recipe the noodles were meant to be used for, but pasta with ketchup was definitely a favorite.

Yet, unlike them, I just reach for the box in the pasta aisle and have din din ready in 30 minutes or less. And my ketchup is store bought, too. The feta, as well.

Oh my gosh. You know what? They even made their own feta cheese! Damn! I just realized, those two made everything from scratch!

Clearly, that new disease? Lazyitis? It’s real, and it found me. Or is it Facebookitis? Pinterestitis? Instagramitis… Girrrl, I got ’em all!

Garlic Pasta with Ketchup and Feta | www.diethood.com | Easy, 30-minute garlic pasta served with ketchup and crumbled feta cheese.

Regardless, we’re not making pasta from scratch, but I do hope that you will reach for the whole grain pasta – less guilt, ya know?

And my favorite Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil by STAR. Nothing better, I promise.

Garlic Pasta with Ketchup and Feta | www.diethood.com | Easy, 30-minute garlic pasta served with ketchup and crumbled feta cheese.

Also, organic ketchup is great! I buy mine at Aldi and it is faaantastic! Less sugar and a whole lot more taste. I can eat it on its own. Well, with fries, but let’s pretend.

One more thing that I want to add – Feta Cheese. REAL Feta is made with sheep’s milk, so please try to find that, too. Tastes way way way better, it’s authentic, and the texture is amazing. Just incredible, really. Macedonian Feta is an excellent choice. Just sayin’. 😀

Garlic Pasta with Ketchup and Feta | www.diethood.com | Easy, 30-minute garlic pasta served with ketchup and crumbled feta cheese.

Now that I’ve given you a grocery list, I can only hope that you will go and get all the needed ingredients to make your new favorite meal!

AND thanks for not running away! 😉

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Garlic Pasta with Ketchup and Feta | www.diethood.com | Easy, 30-minute garlic pasta served with ketchup and crumbled feta cheese.

Garlic Pasta with Ketchup and Feta

Katerina | Diethood
4.50 from 2 votes
Servings : 4
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 8- ounces whole grain pasta (preferably spaghetti)
  • 3 tablespoons STAR Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1/4- cup Ketchup (Use more if you prefer it saucier)
  • 1/3- cup crumbled feta cheese (You can use more or less, depending on your personal preference)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Instructions
 

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil.
  • Cook the pasta according to the directions on the box.
  • Drain and rinse; set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the garlic and, stirring frequently, cook for 1 minute, or until lightly browned and fragrant.
  • Using tongs, add pasta to the pan and toss and stir until well combined.
  • Add ketchup and stir to combine; continue to cook for 1 minute, or until heated through.
  • Remove from heat and divide evenly onto four dinner plates.
  • Top pasta with crumbled feta cheese and garnish with chopped fresh parsley.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 343 kcal | Carbohydrates: 47 g | Protein: 10 g | Fat: 14 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Cholesterol: 11 mg | Sodium: 281 mg | Potassium: 178 mg | Sugar: 3 g | Vitamin A: 215 IU | Vitamin C: 2.6 mg | Calcium: 88 mg | Iron: 2.3 mg | Net Carbs: 47 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
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13 comments on “Garlic Pasta with Ketchup and Feta”

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    Fatima Patel

    I make something similar to this with ketchup, except I would just boil the pasta and after that I drain it before pouring ketchup all over and use a different type of cheese before letting it heat up and melt in a microwave

  2. I just stumbled upon your blog. I grew up eating homemade noodles with ketchup too!! It was passed down from my dad’s Russian German side. I had never heard of anybody else who eats it!

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    Andi @ The Weary Chef

    I am so intrigued by this dish! I never would have thought of ketchup and feta together, but I take your word for it that it’s good!

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