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Red Pepper Sauce Pasta with Spinach and Feta

Red Pepper Sauce Pasta with Spinach and Feta – A perfect weeknight meal featuring sweet red peppers blended into a delicious and healthy sauce tossed with fettuccine pasta, spinach and feta cheese.

Red Pepper Sauce Pasta with a creamy, savory-sweet red pepper sauce, spinach, and feta cheese. Light, healthy, and simple, yet so, so good and delicious!

Red Peppers + Spinach + Sheep’s Milk White Cheese (Feta) = The flavors of my lovely Macedonia blended into ONE!  

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Wanna know how serious I am about Holiday shopping? Not.at.all. I spent my Black Friday on the couch and not at the stores. They better be giving away things for FREE if they want me to fight those crowds, know whaddamean? Shoot. Watching a Real Housewives marathon was my Black Friday celebration, and I’m good with that. 

This post is sponsored by Cara Mia Products! All opinions are always 100% my own.

Red Pepper Sauce Pasta with Spinach and Feta - A perfect weeknight meal featuring sweet red peppers blended into a delicious and healthy sauce tossed with fettuccine pasta, spinach and feta cheese.

GRILLED PIQUILLO PEPPERS

Later that day, because I was dying for a taste of Cara Mia’s Hand Grilled Piquillo Peppers, I made a meal out of ’em by throwing them in the blender and making us this silky and flavorful Red Pepper Sauce. 

Red Pepper Sauce Pasta with Spinach and Feta - A perfect weeknight meal featuring sweet red peppers blended into a delicious and healthy sauce tossed with fettuccine pasta, spinach and feta cheese.

These peppers are hand grilled and have a smokey, distinct taste. Paired with garlic, onions and some herbs, they also make a pretty amazing pasta sauce. 

Red Pepper Sauce Pasta with Spinach and Feta - A perfect weeknight meal featuring sweet red peppers blended into a delicious and healthy sauce tossed with fettuccine pasta, spinach and feta cheese.

On a scale of WHOA! to WHOOOOOOA!, this pasta dish was WHOOOOOOOOOOOA! Creamy, peppery, garlicky, cheesy…goodness. I can still taste it. It left us speechless. Not because we didn’t have anything to say – oh no, we ALWAYS talk – but because we didn’t want to come up for air. 

Red Pepper Sauce Pasta with Spinach and Feta - A perfect weeknight meal featuring sweet red peppers blended into a delicious and healthy sauce tossed with fettuccine pasta, spinach and feta cheese.

As always, I think it would be a great idea for you to go and make this as soon as possible. Or as soon as you get your hands on a jar of Cara Mia Hand Grilled Piquillo Peppers. 

HOW TO MAKE RED PEPPER SAUCE PASTA

The whole dish comes together in no time, to be quite honest.

  • While the pasta is cooking, you’ll grab your peppers, STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil, some sauteed onions, garlic and seasonings, throw ’em in the blender, make the red pepper sauce, and then wait to just toss it all together with the cooked pasta, spinach and feta cheese.

Red Pepper Sauce Pasta with Spinach and Feta - A perfect weeknight meal featuring sweet red peppers blended into a delicious and healthy sauce tossed with fettuccine pasta, spinach and feta cheese.

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CARA MIA Piquillo Peppers are available at select Safeway, Vons, Schnucks and Dierbergs stores in the produce section and online at STAR Fine Foods.

STAR EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL is available at retailers nationwide including Safeway, Kroger, Vons, Albertsons, Food 4 Less, Save Mart, Target, Walmart, Schnucks, Food Lion, Stater Bros., Raley’s, Smart & Final, Bashas, King Soopers, Vallarta, Jewel, Smith’s, Dierbergs, HEB and Ralphs stores and ONLINE.

ENJOY!

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Red Pepper Sauce Pasta with Spinach and Feta - A perfect weeknight meal featuring sweet red peppers blended into a delicious and healthy sauce tossed with fettuccine pasta, spinach and feta cheese.

Red Pepper Sauce Pasta with Spinach and Feta

Katerina | Diethood
Red Pepper Sauce Pasta with Spinach and Feta - A perfect weeknight meal featuring sweet red peppers blended into a delicious and healthy sauce tossed with fettuccine pasta, spinach and feta cheese.
Servings : 6 Serves
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

FOR THE PASTA
  • 12 ounces fettuccine pasta , dry
FOR THE RED PEPPER SAUCE
  • 1 jar (14.75 ounces) Cara Mia Hand Grilled Piquillo Peppers , drained
  • 3 tablespoons STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil , divided
  • 1 yellow onion , thinly sliced
  • 6 garlic cloves , smashed
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 2 tablespoons water
OTHER
  • 1 bag (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup crumbled fat free feta cheese

Instructions
 

  • Cook pasta according to the directions on the package.
  • Place drained piquillo peppers in a blender and set aside.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil in a nonstick skillet.
  • Add sliced onions, garlic, thyme, salt and ground pepper; cook for 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender.
  • Remove from heat and transfer the onion mixture to the blender.
  • Add water and blend until completely smooth.
  • If too thick, add a tablespoon or two of extra virgin olive oil or water and continue to blend until desired consistency is reached.
  • Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  • Set aside.
  • Heat remaining extra virgin olive oil in a skillet.
  • Add spinach and cook for 2 minutes, or until wilted.
  • Drain pasta and add to skillet with spinach; stir in feta cheese and add as much pepper sauce as you prefer and toss around to combine.
  • Remove from heat and serve.

Notes

WW Freestyle Points: 9

Nutrition

Calories: 382 kcal | Carbohydrates: 48 g | Protein: 12 g | Fat: 14 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Cholesterol: 69 mg | Sodium: 444 mg | Potassium: 350 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 4 g | Vitamin A: 3270 IU | Vitamin C: 38.6 mg | Calcium: 184 mg | Iron: 3.2 mg | Net Carbs: 46 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
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: pasta sauce, red peppers, vegetarian dinners
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7 comments on “Red Pepper Sauce Pasta with Spinach and Feta”

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    eat good 4 life

    This is totally my kind of recipe. That sauce pasta looks delicious. Some to treat for sure very soon.

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    Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    Love, love, love this! I’m glad you mentioned the magic word, too: garlic! What a beautiful dish that I’m sure tastes amazing! Your Black Friday sounds like mine 🙂

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    Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens

    We’ve had some busy weeks lately, and this looks like the perfect meal for a crazy night! I love the different veggies you use! (P.S. I’m totally on board with the whole not-going-Black-Friday-shopping thing. I’d rather be at home cooking an awesome meal like this one!)

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    Nancy | The Bitter Side of Sweet

    Now I am craving pasta for breakfast, although I could eat it all day long!

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