Pesto Pasta with Feta and Tomato Recipe

Avatar Author's default profile picture
Recipes.net Team Modified: March 30, 2022

This classic Italian meal is both mouth-watering and low calorie. Cook up this recipe on the fly for a quick and delicious meal to share with family and friends!

 

Pesto Pasta with Feta and Tomato Recipe

How To Make Pesto Pasta with Feta and Tomato

This pesto pasta recipe is flavored by tender tomatoes and tasty feta cheese. Not only is it a delight to eat but it also is low in calories!

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 30 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1 lb penne pasta, or farfalle, and fusilli pasta, cooked and cooled
  • 1 cup pesto, (recipe below)
  • 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • ¼ cup pasta water, if necessary
  • 8 oz cherry tomatoes, halved
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste

For Arugula Pesto:

  • 1 cup arugula, washed
  • cup olive oil, plus more as needed
  • ¼ cup pine nuts, roasted
  • 2 garlic cloves, bruised
  • 3 tbsp parmesan cheese, grated or powdered, plus more to taste
  • ground black pepper, to taste

To Serve:

  • 1 tbsp parmesan cheese, grated or powdered
  • oz arugula, washed
  • 2 tsp pine nuts, roasted

Instructions

  1. This recipe is flexible with the pesto. You can use any other greens like basil or blanched spinach and can either be served warm or cold as a salad. For this recipe, we will serve it as a salad.

Pesto:

  1. Combine all your ingredients into your food processor. Process until it forms a fine puree. You may need to add more olive oil to adjust its consistency.
  2. Adjust seasoning with more cheese and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add your cooked and cooled pasta, pesto, feta cheese, and tomatoes.
  4. Toss to combine. You can thin out the salad if necessary by adding 1 tablespoon of pasta water at a time.
  5. Season with salt and pepper. Adjust accordingly.
  6. Portion into serving bowls of your choice. Garnish with pine nuts, arugula, and parmesan cheese. Serve!

Nutrition

  • Sugar: 5g
  • :
  • Calcium: 259mg
  • Calories: 677kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 64g
  • Cholesterol: 28mg
  • Fat: 39g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g
  • Potassium: 326mg
  • Protein: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 9g
  • Sodium: 736mg
  • Vitamin A: 1245IU
  • Vitamin C: 10mg
Nutrition Disclaimer
Chat Bubble Icon Share your own special recipe
Submit Your Own Recipe

Have your own special recipe to share? Submit Your Recipe Today!

Related Recipes

Pasta Recipes

Arugula Pesto Pasta Recipe

1
2
3
4
5
Strong earthy flavor combined with a creamy, sweet, and salty cheese taste and texture from the nuts makes this arugula pesto pasta a must-try.
25 mins

Pasta Recipes

Parsley Pesto Pasta Recipe

1
2
3
4
5
When done right, pesto pasta is one of the easiest and tastiest dishes you'll ever make. This vegetarian dish is made with all the freshest ingredients.
20 mins

Pasta Recipes

Creamy Pesto Pasta Recipe

1
2
3
4
5
This creamy pesto pasta is made more scrumptious with tender pasta coated in a flavorful white pesto sauce, for a richer and belly-filling meal!
40 mins

Pasta Recipes

Shrimp Pesto Pasta Recipe

1
2
3
4
5
Enjoy a hearty shrimp pesto pasta packed with sautéed shrimp and cherry tomatoes, tossed in extra parmesan cheese before serving, for a flavorful meal!
20 mins

Crockpot

Crockpot Pesto Pasta Recipe

1
2
3
4
5
Enjoy a refreshing plate of summer pasta with our Crockpot Pesto Pasta Recipe! Savor delicious pesto pasta made flavorful and tender through slow-cooking.
3 hrs 35 mins

Pasta Recipes

Avocado Pesto Pasta Recipe

1
2
3
4
5
Avocado pesto pasta is a popular trend nowadays. Discover the great mix of the sweet and earthy avocado with the minty taste of basil. Try it yourself.
15 mins

Pasta Recipes

Chicken Florentine Pesto Pasta Recipe

1
2
3
4
5
This flavorful Chicken Florentine Pesto Pasta dish introduces a new world of flavor with a medley of chicken with creamy florentine mixed with basil pesto.
30 mins

Pasta Recipes

Asparagus-Spinach Pesto Pasta Recipe

1
2
3
4
5
Try a flavorful plate of our savory pesto pasta for dinner! It's loaded with crunchy asparagus, soft spinach and delicious shrimp for a filling meal.
40 mins

Pasta Recipes

5 Minute Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta Recipe

1
2
3
4
5
You only need 5 minutes to cook this pesto pasta recipe, thanks to the microwavable pasta ingredient. It still comes rich in classic pesto flavors.
10 mins

Pasta Recipes

Trenette Al Pesto (Luca Pasta) Recipe

1
2
3
4
5
This famous pasta dish is from Disney Pixar’s Luca often made with trenette pasta. It is cooked with yellow potatoes and green beans before tossing in a fresh basil pesto.
30 mins

Pasta Recipes

10 Minute Pesto Pasta Recipe

1
2
3
4
5
10 minute pesto pasta is made with fresh basil, parmesan, pine nuts, and olive oil.  It brings incredible flavor to your pasta dish and is ready in no time at all! 
10 mins

Pasta Recipes

Chicken Pesto Pasta Recipe

1
2
3
4
5
Enjoy this pesto pasta loaded with tender chicken and earthy flavors of pesto for a richer lunch meal! Cook up a filling plate in just 30 minutes.
30 mins
Comments

Leave a comment

Replying to