Pesto Feta Pasta

Today I am sharing one of my all-time favorite recipes: Pesto Feta Pasta!

I started making this pasta in college when I first moved into my apartment and hadn’t quite honed in on my cooking skills yet. This pasta truly is foolproof; you can customize the amount of ingredients you use based on your taste preferences, and it makes a great leftover dish. I’ve even eaten it cold on the second day, which makes it taste more like a pasta salad.

The measurements I list below are simply a guideline and how I typically prepare this meal. You can adjust the recipe to add more or less pesto and feta. Also, feel free to make your own pesto; I used jarred pesto for the sake of time and convenience.

2 cups of whole wheat penne
2 spoonfuls of pesto
1/2 cup of reduced fat feta cheese crumbles

1. Cook penne according to the package directions. Drain, and return to the pot.
2. Add the desired amount of pesto to the pasta, and stir.
3. Sprinkle the desired amount of feta cheese crumbles over the penna/pesto mix.
4. Serve immediately, and enjoy!

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  1. 5.7.14

    Trust me, there is hardly any work involved in this one. I think you'd like it!

  2. 5.7.14

    Glad I could be convincing! 🙂

  3. 5.7.14

    Oooh, that sounds delicious! I may have to try that.

  4. 5.7.14

    It's amazing what we discover when we just start combining ingredients while cooking. Little miracles like this occur!

  5. 5.7.14

    Right?! Let me know if you try it. 🙂

  6. 5.7.14

    Do it! I pretty much always have feta in the house for this exact reason. 🙂

  7. 5.7.14

    Fabulous! Let me know how you like it.

  8. 5.7.14

    It's so simple and quick, the best kind of recipe. 🙂

  9. 5.7.14

    I love that someone else makes this! And, right about feta?! My parents are going to Greece in a week, and I told them I am solely jealous because of all the fresh feta they will have access to, ha!

  10. 5.6.14

    I make this same dinner! So good! I'm pretty sure I could eat feta on ANYthing!

  11. 5.6.14

    I love how simple this is! Sounds delicious!

  12. 5.6.14
    Pamela said:

    OMG this sounds amazing!! This is definitely going to be my meatless Monday meal next week! I love anything with feta!

    <3, Pamela

  13. 5.6.14
    Meg Henning said:

    oooh i could make this for lunch today but i need to go buy some feta first!

  14. 5.6.14
    Mia- MakeMeUpMia said:

    Pasta, pesto and easy? Sign me up!

  15. 5.6.14
    Christina said:

    i love pesto and love feta…how have i never combined the two!? love how easy this would be!

  16. 5.6.14

    I love meals that are easy to throw together! Looks good! I had a similar go to in college, though mine just involved pasta, Italian seasoning, and Parmesan cheese.

  17. 5.6.14
    Biana Perez said:

    You had me at pasta and then you threw in the feta and I'm sold!!

  18. 5.6.14
    carly said:

    I need to buy some pesto the next time I'm at the store! I love how easy this looks– definitely one of those recipes that seems like more work than it is I'm sure– which are my favorite kind! haha

  19. 5.6.14
    Debra Stachelski said:

    Another easy, yummy looking recipe! Now if I could just convince your Dad he can eat pasta once in a while……..

  20. 5.6.14

    Looks awesome!! Love pesto and feta both so much!