Spinach and Feta Pasta (Recipe Included)

I usually don't add recipes on this blog, but I couldn't resist.  Tonight's dinner was just too good not to share with you all.  Before I begin, I hope you enjoyed your holiday today.  I had to work, but I took a half day off.

My co-worker and I swap recipes from time to time.  She made this dish.  I tasted it and fell in love.  I do love pasta and look forward to discovering many ways to prepare it.

This one is an allrecipes.com find, with a couple of minor modifications.  My co-worker added one thing and I tweaked the measurements on a few others.

Suki's Spinach and Feta Pasta (original link) 
Original Recipe Yield 4 servings

  • 1 (8 ounce) package penne pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 cups spinach leaves, packed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • 4 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded 

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water until al dente; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add onion and garlic, and cook until golden brown. Mix in tomatoes, mushrooms, and spinach. Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Cook 2 minutes more, until tomatoes are heated through and spinach is wilted. Reduce heat to medium, stir in pasta and feta cheese, and cook until heated through. 

My Minor Modifications:
  • I used 2 cloves of garlic (that first clove was lonely).
  • I used sliced baby portobello mushrooms.
  • 1 pinch of red pepper flakes wasn't enough for me; not too spicy but a little kick in the back of your throat is how I like it.
  • I didn't have just plain mozzarella so I used 4 oz. of this 6 cheese Italian blend that I already had which included Mozzarella, Smoked provolone, Asiago, Parmesan, Romano & Fontina cheeses.

When I cooked mine, I made sure that the mushrooms cooked down some before adding the pasta. I like mushrooms, but cooked.

Bon Apetit!


  1. That sounds so yummy Libby! I'm going to have to try it. All the cheese, mushrooms, spinach... Yummy!!!

  2. Looks absolutely delicious!

  3. Hi Libby,

    This looks so tasty, I LOVE pasta. Much to the dismay of my waistline(LOL!)

    Your posts are always a refreshing welcome.

    Kind regards.

  4. I might just give that receipe a go, it looks rather scrummy! Am also loving the idea of goodies wrapped up in a skein of pretty wool..what a fab idea! Dev x


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