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Red Wine Pasta with Feta Cheese

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 4
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Who says pasta dishes have to be pale? Try cooking spaghetti in red wine for a brilliantly colored and flavorful dish.

Inspired Taste Recipe by Inspired Taste
July 31, 2012

Ingredients

1
teaspoon salt
1
package (16 oz) thin spaghetti
3
tablespoons butter
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2
cups dry red wine (such as Chianti or Zinfandel)
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4
to 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Directions

  • 1 Heat large pot of water to boiling; add 1 teaspoon salt and the spaghetti. Cook just until spaghetti begins to bend easily, about 5 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium heat. Cook garlic and pepper flakes in butter 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add wine; heat to simmering.
  • 3 Drain spaghetti, reserving cooking water. Add spaghetti to skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until spaghetti is al dente (add some of the reserved cooking water, if desired). Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter; stir until melted. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 4 Sprinkle individual servings with 1 to 2 tablespoons cheese.

Expert Tips

Serve this as a meatless meal for 4 or as a side for 6 to 8 people.

Shredded Parmesan cheese can be substituted for the feta.

When buying red wine for this dish, choose one that’s on the drier side, but still has some fruitiness to it.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
598.3
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13.4g
21%
Saturated Fat
7.9g
40%
Cholesterol
35.4mg
12%
Sodium
1089.7mg
45%
Total Carbohydrate
87.5g
29%
Dietary Fiber
3.7g
15%
Sugars
4.1g
Protein
17.0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
0.50%
0%
Calcium
10.40%
10%
Iron
10.80%
11%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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