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Roasted Sweet Pepper Pasta Salad with Herbs and Feta

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  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 8
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Looking for a classic dinner? Then check out this pasta salad made with vegetables and pasta that’s ready in 35 minutes – perfect if you love Italian cuisine.

Ingredients

2
large red or yellow bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
medium red onion, cut into wedges (about 2 cups)
Cooking spray
3
cups uncooked penne pasta (10 ounces)
1
cup sliced 70%-less-fat turkey pepperoni (about 3 ounces), cut in half
1/2
cup crumbed feta cheese
1/2
cup fat-free Italian dressing
2
tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
1
tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 450°. Spray rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches, with cooking spray. Place bell peppers and onion in single layer in pan. Spray vegetables with cooking spray. Bake uncovered 15 to 20 minutes or until vegetables are lightly browned and tender.
  • 2 Meanwhile, cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  • 3 Toss bell peppers, onion, pasta and remaining ingredients in large bowl. Serve immediately, or refrigerate 1 to 2 hours.

Expert Tips

Bell peppers are outstanding sources of beta-carotene, which your body makes into vitamin A. Vitamin A is necessary for night vision and healthy skin.

Roasting bell peppers and onions brings out their naturally sweet flavor. If you're pressed for time, you can skip this step for a quick and crunchy salad.

This salad is almost a meal by itself, but if you like, add a soft breadstick and a glass of milk for 4 Carbohydrate Choices.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
7%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
540mg
22%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
11%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
5g
5%
Protein
10g
10%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
50%
50%
Vitamin C
70%
70%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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