Penne Pasta with Basil and Feta Cheese

  • Yields
    4 servings
  • Prep Time
    10 MIN
  • Cook Time
    10 MIN


  • 1 (8 oz.) package truRoots® Ancient Grains Organic Penne
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus additional for drizzling
  • 1 medium green bell pepper
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups grape tomatoes
  • 2/3 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 (6 oz.) package crumbled feta or goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil
  • Sea salt and cracked fresh pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil sprigs for garnish


  1. COOK pasta in large pot salted boiling water, just until al dente, about 5 to 7 minutes. Drain.
  2. HEAT olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute peppers until soft. Reduce heat to medium. Add drained pasta, tomatoes, olives, garlic and cheese, stirring frequently, until cheese begins to melt. Remove skillet from heat. Stir in basil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. DIVIDE pasta evenly onto 4 serving plates. Drizzle pasta with additional olive oil and garnish with basil sprigs.