Orecchiette With Spinach, Roasted Red Pepper and Feta

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

An easy vegetarian pasta dish that takes only as long as the time to make the pasta. This can be doubled easily.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place orecchiette in plenty of salted, boiling water and cook according to package directions (approximately 9 minutes) until al dente.
  2. While pasta is cooking, heat olive oil over medium heat in a saute pan and add minced garlic. Allow to cook for only about a minute (to soften). Add chopped spinach and season with salt and pepper (not too much salt, as feta will add saltiness).
  3. Add roasted red pepper and cook over low heat until spinach and peppers are heated through. Keep warm over a low heat until pasta is ready.
  4. When pasta is done cooking, add feta to the spinach mixture. Using a spider, take orecchiette from boiling water (reserving water) and add to spinach mixture on top of the feta. Toss pasta with mixture until thoroughly combined, then add pasta water (about 1/2 cup) until mixture is creamy and moistened.
  5. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

Delicious. I happen to have some roasted red peppers in the freezer, so used them. I believe I'll add extra garlic next time. :)

Lori Mama April 20, 2011

The combination of flavor and ease of preparation makes this an easy 5 star meal. 13 yr old son, who doesn't really care for cooked spinach complained about how much this made him drool.
This one goes on the rotation.

not a reviewer August 12, 2010