Penne with Caramelized Onions, Peppers and Feta

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins


2tablespoons olive oil
1small onion, slivered
2large red bell peppers, slivered
1/4teaspoon kosher salt
-- Coarsely ground black pepper
1box (16-ounce) box short pasta, (such as penne, rigatoni, bowties)
1cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese


  1.  Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell peppers, salt and pepper. Sauté 20 to 30 minutes.
  2.  Meanwhile, boil pasta according to package directions and drain. Remove 2 cups plain pasta and toss with butter for the kids.
  3.  Place remaining pasta in skillet with pepper mixture.
  4. Toss well. Scatter with feta cheese, cover and cook over low heat 5 to 10 minutes.


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Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 610
  • Glycemic Load 0
  • Fat 17g
  • Saturated Fat 7g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 7g
  • Cholesterol 35mg
  • Sodium 540mg
  • Potassium 220mg
  • Carbohydrate 90g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Sugars 10g
  • Protein 20g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 50%
  • Vitamin C 180%
  • Calcium 20%
  • Iron 10%