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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 318.9
  • Total Fat: 11.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 25.2 mg
  • Sodium: 507.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 44.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.7 g
  • Protein: 14.4 g

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Vegetarian Garden Pasta

Submitted by: GINGERKISS

Introduction

I love this as my main dish but you can add some grilled chicken if you just can't live without meat! It makes great leftovers to take to work for lunch too. I love this as my main dish but you can add some grilled chicken if you just can't live without meat! It makes great leftovers to take to work for lunch too.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    8 ounces cooked whole grain penne pasta
    3 cups chopped seeded roma tomatoes
    1 10 oz pkg frozen chopped spinach, thawed & squeezed dry
    2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
    1/2 cup green onions, chopped
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    1 tbsp canola oil
    1/4 tsp salt
    3 oz crumbled feta cheese

Directions

Cook pasta according to package directions.
Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, saute the tomatoes, spinach, onions, mushrooms and garlic in oil until tomatoes are softened.
Sprinkle with salt. Reduce heat.
Stir in feta cheese; heat until cheese is warm.
Toss tomato mixture with warm pasta and serve immediately.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GINGERKISS.





TAGS:  | Dinner |  Dinner |

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  • Good
    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
    A little bland, so added a teaspoon dried organo, zest of one lemon and some red chili flakes (mediterranian flavors now..). Serve with a squeeze of lemon to brighten the flavors and you won't miss the parmesan! - 5/15/09

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  • Very Good
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Loved this recipe. Had leftovers for lunch :o) Made minor changes canned tomatoes instead of fresh and fresh spinach instead of frozen. Used whole wheat rotini pasta... Delish. Will definately make again - 2/26/10

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I made this and sprinkled on about 1oz of Feta while on each plate is was still warm enough to heat the cheese perfectly. I used Olive oil and Whole Wheat Spaghetti as I had it left over. Still great can't wait to try it with all kinds of pasta. - 4/3/08

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I make this all the time, and love it. I usually add chicken, but shrimp is great too. And I personally add shredded parmesan or romano cheese, and skip the oil. But it's fast, easy, and has almost all the major food groups. (It's only missing the chocolate.) - 4/3/08

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  • Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Good, but a little bland. Pine nuts would be good with it. Also, I am not a mushroom fan so I added artichoke hearts. I think the artichoke hearts were my favorite part! - 1/26/10

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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Delicious!! I may add some red bell pepper or artichoke hearts next time. - 5/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I used canned diced tomatoes, instead of fresh, but the result was still delicious! - 4/7/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I make something very similar, only use fresh spinach. Leave off the feta and it's vegan. I like it cold, like a salad, too. VERY good. - 5/15/10

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    YUMMY! I used Tofu Sharitaki Fettucine for the Whole wheat pasta and saved at least 112 calories per serving. - 5/15/10

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This was a very appetizing colorful dish--and, I might add, very tasty. It is one of those recipes that, after following the original recipe the first time, I may modify and substitute ingredients when making it again. Incorporating shrimp and black olives into the dish would be a possibility. - 5/15/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is very good. I used fresh spinach instead of frozen. - 5/15/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is awesome! I will make it again and I cannot wait to take it to work tomorrow for my lunch. - 3/31/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I love this recipe, expecially a good way to add spinach to the meal. I add other veggies too...broccoli, bell peppers, etc. Yummy! - 5/15/09

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    every ingredient in this pasta seems appealing to me - but I think I'll try it with olive oil instead of cannola oil. I'm part Italian - and grew up on lots of Italian cuisine - so I can't resist, LOL. I'll be trying this soon. - 4/6/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this with the addition of thyme, savory, curry, sage and adoboe for better flavor. Also added leftover pork rib meat that I had on hand. I used Whle Wheat Angel Hair pasta and grapeseed oil to make it healthier - 4/4/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    delicious!!! - 5/15/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Incredibly fantastic! - 5/21/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I used bowtie pasta and this was great. - 5/21/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    even my husband loves the recipe!!!! - 5/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is the best - I love the flavors!! - 5/15/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I would also add grilled peppers and serve this cold as a vegetarian alternative at a barbecue. - 5/15/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty - 5/15/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    SOUNDS GREAT ! I'M GOING TO GIVE THIS A TRY AND ALSO ADD SOME ITALIAN SEASONING. THANKS FOR SHARING. - 7/17/10

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I cut the cheese in half added MorningStar farms
    Chick-n strips and a Tbl of vinegar and red pepper, and substituted fresh spinach. It was great and cut the cholesterol. It made closer to 5 servings - 5/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was SO GOOD! LOVE! - 5/18/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious!

    We used broccoli instead of spinach, and added Quorn for some protein- very tasty!! - 4/23/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very good! Uses a whole ton of vegetables, which was a lot of work to prepare them, but the end result was delicious! - 4/18/08

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It was good. - 4/14/08

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this it was easy and good. - 4/11/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Yum...
    As soon as I get a few ingredients I need I will make this.
    Sounds delicious.
    Thanks. - 4/8/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added chicken and fresh spinach and broccoli, it was delicious! - 4/7/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was so good and easy to make! Very flavorful! - 4/7/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added white wine vinegar & doubled the garlic. My husband added red pepper flakes to his. We both thought it was fabulous and it will now be a regular dinner for us. Thanks for sharing this recipe! - 4/6/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used fresh spinach (lots) and sauteed the veggies in cooking spray. This was very good and tatses better the next day. - 4/6/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I loved this. The flavor was exceptional! - 4/5/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I loved this! I added bell peppers and broccoli, omitting the mushrooms, and it was a hit with my family, including a picky 16 month old! - 4/4/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is similar to a recipe I make that is absolutely delicious! The only difference is that I add roasted garlic cloves, canned, not marinated, artichoke hearts and just a hint of lemon juice. I also serve it over Angel Hair pasta. - 4/3/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent. I also add in squash, broccoli, whatever I happen to have around! Great with shrimp. Versatile Dish! - 4/3/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Oh this is good. - 4/3/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    very good I will make often - 4/3/08

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  • 1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    :P - 4/3/08

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  • Delicious! - 7/23/13

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  • Delicious recipe. Thanks - 12/28/12

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  • nice and different the whole family was asking for more - 2/22/12

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  • loved this recipe. I added zucchinni and used evoo instead of canola. I made a pesto sauce using 2 bunches of basil, 1/4 c. chicken stock and 1 tsp. of the evoo. When cooking the vegetables,I used pam and at the end added the rest of the olive oil. Instead of feta, I shaved a few pieces of parm. - 1/26/12

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  • It was slightly bland... but good enough to try again with slight changes for my own personal taste. It definitely feels like a healthy meal. - 11/19/11

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  • uau - 9/23/11

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  • I read the comments and used canned tomatoes, red pepper flakes and some oregano before I added the garlic. I didn't have spinach so I used zuccini, mushrooms and artichoke hearts. Added some white beans for extra protein and feta to each dish.Makes great leftovers. - 8/8/11

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  • This was excellent. I added oregano and red pepper also. Huge hit. My vegetarian son loved it. Thanks so much. - 6/2/11

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  • I WILL be trying this one! - 2/26/11

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  • k - 1/20/11

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  • My family loves it. Good for Summer and Winters.***** - 1/9/11

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  • This is nice for a change. The cheese makes the dish. - 10/27/10

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  • Will try this but tweak it a little by adding a few more fresh veggies, good base recipe, thanks - 9/24/10

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  • I've not tried it but will as it looked quite tasty and filling. - 9/16/10

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  • This will be our dinner for tomorrow! Sounds yummy :) Thanks! - 9/14/10

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  • looking forward to making this. - 9/14/10

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  • This is very good, I do tweak the seasonings....and sometimes add other veggies if on hand. - 9/14/10

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  • Sounds great and I appreciated everyone's variations which gives me ideas to try....thanks! - 9/14/10

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  • I make this all the time, just with added broccoli and carrots and sometimes mushrooms... - 9/14/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds yummy and I am going to try it tonight! - 7/20/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Looks interesting, but I will have to drop the mushroom. - 7/17/10

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe sounds great. I love pasta with veggies. I would use fresh spinach and add a few italian spices to the mix, but otherwise it sounds delicious. I am going to try this soon. Thanks. - 7/17/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I am gonna try this! And if I need a little less fat, I will use Athenos reduced fat feta. - 7/17/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds yummmy .. - 7/17/10

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  • Great!!! - 7/17/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    That sounds yummy!!! - 7/17/10

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  • Very good with a little lemon squeeze, black and red pepper flakes - 7/17/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It sounds wonderful, I'll definitely give it a try.
    - 7/17/10

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  • Very good - 6/6/10

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  • I used whole wheat spaghetti and added basil. Loved it. - 5/18/10

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  • what a great receipe and can add lots of different things to make it even better and your favorite spices and herbs help even more - 5/18/10

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  • I used chicken tortellini, mushrooms and dropped the spinach and added boc Choy slivers, topped with fresh grated parmesan cheese and fresh herbs. Also used olive oil instead of canola. Much better tasting! - 5/16/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    thanks - 5/16/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to try this. - 5/15/10

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  • This was easy & good. Added broccoli instead of mushrooms as I had it on hand. - 5/15/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sound really good and nothing like the boring kind I always make - looking forward to trying it. - 5/15/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I agree this does sound Delicious! I probably would hold the Feta. - 10/21/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I definitely leave off the cheese! - 5/17/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds Good to Me !!!! - 5/16/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    cant wait to try - 5/15/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Is the feta the source of the cholesterol here? - 5/15/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sound very delicious and some of the varations that the others commentted on sound good also. - 5/15/09

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Looks perfect for our family! This is one to try this weekend! Thanks! - 5/15/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Just not sure about the spinach but the rest sounds great - 5/15/09

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  • Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good, but has too much Cholesterol for me. - 5/15/09

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Past, veggies and cheese. It doesn't get any better than that! :-) - 5/15/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds wonderful, and since my family has discovered that the whole grain pasta has so much more texture than regular it has become a staple in my home! I will make this soon, I love everything in it :) I'll be back to rate it after I make it! - 5/15/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Good. - 5/15/09

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  • This recipe was tasty and filling. I left out the cheese, and added cucumbers at the end. Its a great meal to put into portion size containers and "grab and go!" - 4/2/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds really good. - 12/24/08

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  • Tastes great! - 12/24/08

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great and will try! 080910 - 9/10/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I would love this more if it didn't involve so much chopping and stuff, but it was worth it. - 6/13/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds like a perfect summer recipe!! Thank you!! - 4/7/08

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  • I added chicken and subbed cheddar cheese for my picky family and they asked for me to make it again sometime. WOW! - 4/5/08

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  • Even my picky husband loved this dish! I subbed queso fresca for the feta..this was an awesome meal!! - 4/5/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good, and I agree this would be good cold. I would use grated parmesan instead for the cheese (lower in cals and good in taste). - 4/3/08

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  • it was good i would make it a little different for me but i enjoyed it. - 4/3/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    i'd want to try this cold - seems like it'd be a wonderful summer treat! - 4/3/08

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