Bell Peppers and Pasta Recipe

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Bell Peppers and Pasta Recipe
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Bell Peppers and Pasta Recipe

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4.5 9 11
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This meatless entree is always a hit. In fact, I double it whenever I know I'm going to feed some big eaters, and it still disappears. -Sharon Csuhta of Wadsworth, Ohio
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 2-1/4 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Directions

Cook pasta according to package directions. In a nonstick skillet, saute onion in oil for 1-1/2 minutes. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds longer. Add the sweet peppers; cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in the olives, oregano, salt and cayenne. Add water; cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Drain pasta and stir into skillet. Remove from the heat. Stir in cheese. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Bell Peppers and Pasta in Light & Tasty June/July 2004, p29

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cup: 274 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 434mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 4g fiber), 9g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 fat.

  • 2-1/4 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. In a nonstick skillet, saute onion in oil for 1-1/2 minutes. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds longer. Add the sweet peppers; cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in the olives, oregano, salt and cayenne. Add water; cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Drain pasta and stir into skillet. Remove from the heat. Stir in cheese. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Bell Peppers and Pasta in Light & Tasty June/July 2004, p29

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rmbarr059 User ID: 4046105 260224
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2017

"Fantastic. My husband loved it and so did I. We used pitted kalamata olives because we didn't have black olives on hand and it was so good and easy too. Will definitely make again."

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Mrs_T User ID: 941931 232618
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2015

"This is delicious and makes a very satisfying meatless meal. I do think it needs a little more salt, pepper, and oregano."

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vbange User ID: 1656569 68332
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2012

"I had to scale the recipe for 6, but other than that I made it as written and it was very good. My family eats low fat/low sodium all the time, and we thought this was very tasty. It was a little spicy, and slightly dry, but I will make this again nonetheless. The feta I used was on the salty side too, which may have affected the dish. My 3 younger boys ate it without complaint. Thanks for a good recipe!"

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2foru User ID: 4061729 133579
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2010

"This sounded good, but it was bland and a little dry."

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Ladylynn6 User ID: 4763448 146637
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2010

"This recipe is a family favorite! I don't add the cayenne (my kids would revolt!), but I do add chicken breast strips with the olives and water. It makes a wonderful, well-rounded meal!"

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jwfy User ID: 4335749 68331
Reviewed May. 14, 2010

"Was good but needs a little more flavor/kick. I made this according to the recipe."

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ameliawells User ID: 4256890 58059
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2009

"quick. Easy. And TASTY!"

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mlochmiller User ID: 3935386 132672
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2009

"Excellent! My family loved it. Would also be good along side roasted chicken."

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susannette User ID: 3338178 132671
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2009

"Makes a good meatless meal.sc"

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