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Courgette, Feta and Pine Nut Penne

Courgette, Feta and Pine Nut Penne

This is the perfect pasta dish for Spring. Courgettes and feta are a fabulous combination and the addition of the toasted pine nuts gives it a lovely nutty flavour and added crunch. If you aren't that keen on heat, omit the chili and add another clove of garlic. Alternatively, if you wanted to make it creamy, stir through a heaped TBSP of Creme Fraiche before serving.

I'm submitting this recipe to Presto Pasta nights which this week is being hosted by Jac over at Tinned Tomatoes.


| Serves: 2  | Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook Time: 10 Minutes  | Total Time: 18 Minutes |


  • 250g Penne
  • 2 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 1 Garlic Clove, chopped
  • 1 Red Chili, Chopped
  • Handful of Toasted Pine Nuts
  • 1 Courgette, halved then sliced
  • 100g Feta


  • Step 1: Boil pasta according to instructions
  • Step 2: Meanwhile fry the garlic and chili in a frying pan with the olive oil. Add the courgettes and fry for 8 minutes or so until starting to brown.
  • Step 3: Drain the pasta (reserve a TBSP) and toss through the courgettes with a TBSP of the pasta cooking water. Add the pine nuts and feta then season and serve.

| Author: Beth Sachs | Date: 8th May 2011 |


  1. This looks lovely and fresh.

  2. I love all these ingredients - It looks perfect!

  3. Oh yum!

    My other half would just ask me where the meat was though. I'll have to keep it for a solo supper!

  4. What a lovely recipe, I love pine nuts and it's delicious in pasta. Nice blog!

  5. This uses all my favourite savoury ingredients - heaven!

  6. With the amount of zucchini we get in the summer its always good to have new way to use them

  7. I love all of these ingredients but strangely I have never combined them. This looks great!

  8. A nice recipe to have on hand now that zucchini season is starting. I like the addition of pine nuts.

  9. That does look delicious. I love courgette in pasta. I might add some pancetta as well. mmmmm

  10. I love the courgette and feta combo.

  11. cool recipes , might have to cook one up myself.


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