Red Wine Pasta with Feta Cheese

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 4
Red Wine Pasta with Feta Cheese


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


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  • 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.

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