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Healthy Greek Pasta with Mezzetta

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This angel hair pasta recipe is a delicious dish of tender noodles, coated in marinara sauce, and topped off with sun-dried tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, spinach and feta cheese. This post is sponsored by Mezzetta.

My favorite kind of pasta is angel hair. There is something about it’s thin texture that tastes incredible when it’s combined with a delicious marinara sauce and topped off with amazing toppings. For this pasta I used Mezzetta’s sun-dried tomatoes and Kalamata olives.

Ingredients in this delicious Greek Pasta

Mezzetta Sun-Dried Tomatoes in Olive Oil are made with farm fresh California ripe tomatoes. Dried whole under the California sun, they are packed with fresh herbs and olive oil. Their soft velvety texture and deep rich flavor is a must for delicious appetizers, pasta salads, sandwiches, pizza and pasta.

Mezzetta Whole Greek Kalamata Olives are imported from sun-drenched olive groves in Greece. Deep purple in color and succulently rich in flavor these tender meaty olives are famous crowd pleasers. Considered by many as the most prized olives in the world they are perfect for antipasto trays, salads and Mediterranean recipes.

Spinach sautéd in Olive oil– Fresh spinach that is sautéd in a little bit of olive oil gives this pasta a nice texture combination. Also, adding spinach to pasta is a great way to get your greens in without changing much of the taste.

Feta Cheese- This isn’t a Greek pasta without feta cheese!

Salt and Pepper to taste

Mezzetta’s sun-dried tomatoes and pitted greek Kalamata olives are the star of this recipe.

I love how thick and juicy the sun-dried tomatoes are. Unlike most sun-dried tomatoes that I have had in the past, these hold a lot of flavor, juice and add a great texture to any dish. I like that these sun-dried tomatoes are whole so you can enjoy a whole tomato with every bite.

Mezzetta’s Kalamata olives are also juicy! I love that they add a salty flavor and meaty texture to this pasta dish. The Kalamata olives pair perfectly with the feta cheese in this pasta dish.

How to make Greek Pasta with Mezzetta

This recipe is really quite simple to whip up. With just a few steps you will be on your way to a delicious homemade pasta that is sure to be loved by the whole family. I know this by first hand, my boyfriend requests this exact pasta at least once a week!

To start, you will want to boil some water and then add in your angel hair pasta. Angel hair pasta cooks quick sine it’s very thin, so you won’t need to boil it for long!

Before draining your pasta, make sure you reserve some pasta water! Adding pasta water to your cooked pasta along with your marinara sauce really allows the the pasta and sauce to blend together. It’s what all the authentic Italian restaurants do!

While your pasta is cooking, you can start by preparing the ingredients that go into it!

To do this, simply sauté a handful of spinach in a some avocado oil in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. The spinach will begin to wilt. Add in the Kalamata Olives and Sun-dried tomatoes and mix well.

Then, add your ingredients to your pasta along with your favorite marinara sauce and mix until all the ingredients and sauce is well incorporated!

Top it off with some feta cheese and season with some salt and pepper to taste- ENJOY!

Healthy Greek Pasta with Mezzetta

Recipe by Hannah KlingCourse: DinnerCuisine: Italian
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package of angel hair pasta

  • 1/4 cup of Mezzetta Sun-dried tomatoes

  • 1/3 cup Mezzetta Kalamata Olives

  • 2 cups of spinach

  • 1/4 cup feta cheese

  • 16 oz Marinara Sauce

  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions

  • Cook angel hair pasta according to package in a large pot. Reserve 1/4 cup pasta water before draining.
  • In a medium saucepan, sauté spinach in 1 Tbsp of avocado oil then add in sun-dried tomatoes and olives.
  • When pasta is done cooking, drain the water and then add the pasta back to the large pot.
  • Add sautéd spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and Kalamata olives to pasta along with the marinara sauce and reserved pasta water. Mix until well incorporated.
  • Serve each individual serving and top with feta cheese and season with salt and pepper.

Notes

  • Did you make this recipe? Don’t forget to tag @lovelydelites on Instagram!

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