I have a lot of beet greens to work with. I wanted to do something more than toss them in a salad, so it’s a good thing I found this recipe. Actually, it’s a great thing I found this recipe, since it is delicious.
How did I find it? I can’t remember. I was probably searching for “beet greens + pasta” in Google, hoping to get a few easy recipes. I don’t even know if I found a recipe or if I just saw the title and went “Yes… That one…”
And even with my limited skills it was delicious. It made a hell of a mess of my pot (melted cheese is delicious but can be difficult to clean), but I forgive it. I could never stay mad at you, Feta Cheese.
Penne Pasta with Beet Greens and Feta
- Penne Pasta
- Beet Greens
- Feta Cheese
- Olive Oil
- Seasoning (I used Italian & Greek)
Blanch the Greens. Cook the pasta until al dente (instructions should be on the box, if you have the kind that comes in a box). Drain the pasta & put back in a pot on almost-medium heat. Add olive oil & Italian spices & Greek spices, mix together. Add the greens & feta & toss until all ingredients are warm.
End Result: I can’t explain why I love this dish so much – maybe it’s the cheese? But it’s easy enough (only 1 veg to blanch this time), not many ingredients, and you can make a whole bunch at one time (yay leftovers!).