Easy Meatless Spinach & Feta Pasta Recipe

Mar 30 2023
This easy weeknight dinner recipe for two was inspired by looking at the fridge and saying, "OK, let's throw these things together and see how it turns out." Spinach & feta are perfect for dressing up jarred marinara, and we love a hearty penne pasta! Even though this recipe is meatless, we wouldn’t fault you for adding shrimp or chicken…

Hungry Girl's Healthy Easy Spinach & Feta Penne Recipe

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1/2 of recipe: 310 calories, 6g total fat (2g sat. fat), 626mg sodium, 54.5g carbs, 8.5g fiber, 10g sugars, 13.5g protein

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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes


4 oz. uncooked whole-grain penne pasta (or your healthy pasta of choice)

4 cups baby spinach

1 cup low-fat marinara sauce with 70 calories or less per serving

1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

2 tbsp. chopped fresh basil, or more for topping

Optional seasonings: salt, black pepper, garlic powder, red pepper flakes


In a medium pot, cook pasta per package instructions, 8–10 minutes.

Place spinach in a strainer. Pour pasta and the cooking water over the spinach to strain the pasta and wilt the spinach.

Transfer the drained pasta and the spinach to the pot. Set heat to medium low. Add marinara sauce. Cook and stir until hot, about 1 minute.

Remove pot from heat, and stir in feta cheese.

Serve topped with basil.


It’s just as easy as it sounds! Watch this video to see for yourself.

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