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Red Pepper Sauce Pasta with Spinach and Feta

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WW Freestyle: 9
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
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.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 6 Serves
Calories: 382

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 Facts
Red Pepper Sauce Pasta with Spinach and Feta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 382 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 69mg23%
Sodium 444mg19%
Potassium 350mg10%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 3270IU65%
Vitamin C 38.6mg47%
Calcium 184mg18%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: pasta sauce, red peppers, vegetarian dinners