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Bell Peppers and Pasta

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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 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.

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  • rmbarr059
    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.

  • Mrs_T
    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.

  • vbange
    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!

  • wdeckerman
    Oct 18, 2011

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  • 2foru
    Nov 18, 2010

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

  • tabjohn81
    Jul 13, 2010

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  • Ladylynn6
    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!

  • jwfy
    May 14, 2010

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

  • ameliawells
    Jul 8, 2009

    Quick. Easy. And TASTY!

  • mlochmiller
    Mar 25, 2009

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