Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Feta and Tomato Pasta (Frugal Food Thursday)

feta tomato pasta

Welcome to Frugal Food Thursday!  If you have a great frugal recipe, please link up below! 

One of my favorite shopping secrets is that Publix often has unadvertised deals! These are deals that either they chose to keep secret until you find them at the store, or deals that came about too late to get into the weekly ad. I find out about them at I Heart Publix each week before I head to the store to get my deals.

Often they are for refrigerated food like salad dressing, fresh salsa, or cheese. Often I've seen unadvertised deals for feta cheese. When I see one, especially if there is a matching coupon, I always scoop it up!

I love to combine feta with tomatoes - they just seem to go together well.  Add some olive oil, freshly ground black pepper, and serve it over pasta, and you have a wonderful pasta meal!

Here's the recipe:


8 oz dried mini penne pasta
2 large vine-ripened tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
4 oz feta cheese crumbles
freshly ground black pepper
salt to taste

In a large pot, boil 6 quarts of water.  Add the mini penne, bring water back to a boil, and simmer for 7 minutes.  Add the diced tomatoes to the cooking water and simmer for 1 more minute.  Drain and place the pasta and tomatoes in a large bowl.

Add the olive oil to the pasta and toss well to coat.  Add the feta cheese, as much freshly ground black pepper as you like, and a pinch of salt.  Toss well to combine all ingredients.

Makes 4 servings.

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Kristel from Healthy Frugalista August 30, 2012 at 8:39 AM  

I left a link for herb cream cheese stuffed cucumber roll ups. They look fancy but are a cinch to make. I was looking for a new way to use my bumper crop of cucumbers. I made a whole platter for 99 cents, which was the cost of the cream cheese on sale!

Jenny August 30, 2012 at 9:03 AM  

Hello, I'm a newbie. I discovered the link to your blog through another hop. I'm sharing my recipe for spaghetti sauce. Thank you so much for hosting.

Unknown August 30, 2012 at 11:00 PM  

Yum! I love feta!! I hardly ever buy it, though. Maybe I'll have to try this soon....
Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Wonders party!!

Mel S. August 30, 2012 at 11:53 PM  

That is an easy recipe! Visiting from Katherine's Blog Hop!

Mel S

Adelina Priddis August 31, 2012 at 11:02 AM  

Feta and tomatoes really do go well together. I wonder if I could get my picky eaters to try this? Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday! I've left my chili recipe.

Miz Helen August 31, 2012 at 11:15 AM  

Your Pasta looks delicious! Hope you have a great holiday weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Katherines Corner September 3, 2012 at 9:46 AM  

so many yummy things in one place yea! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop linky party. Sorry I'm a bit slow getting here xo

Tiffany @ Don't Waste the Crumbs September 3, 2012 at 10:50 AM  

What a super easy dish, and a fantastic way to change up "pasta night." This would even be great for kids lunches with the mini-pastas out there. Thanks!

Rasmussen Family September 3, 2012 at 11:24 AM  

I'm not a big fan of feta, but I love olive oil and tomatoes on pasta. I came over from Stonegable link up and I'm excited to see what else you have coming up! I am always in need of new recipes

Jessica September 3, 2012 at 2:00 PM  

Great blog! I am a new follower via My Sweet and Savory's hop. I'm hosting a Meatless Monday hop today too and would love for you to join in: I hope to see you there!

P.S. pasta looks great, I think I will have to try this soon!

Tobins' Tastes September 3, 2012 at 6:39 PM  

Love feta especially when it is BOGO with coupons : )

Thanks for sharing at Mealtime Monday!


Katie Drane September 4, 2012 at 11:39 AM  

I'm so glad that I'm following you! Love this recipe and love the price even more. Thanks for posting!

Gillianne September 4, 2012 at 3:25 PM  

This is one of my favorite summer salads, but I usually add a roasted beet for color, flavor, and nutrition. Yum!

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds September 4, 2012 at 3:37 PM  

Love feta and tomato! What a great combination. Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday.

Winnie September 5, 2012 at 7:33 AM  

I totally agree with you - I loooooooooove Feta cheese and tomato
This is a wonderful pasta salad :)

Becky McNeer September 5, 2012 at 9:28 PM  

Thanks for the great link up! I love tomatoes and feta! Thanks for sharing this at Foodtastic Friday. I linked up my Mexican Pasta Bake.

Rosilind Jukic September 8, 2012 at 5:17 AM  

Great recipe that I'm going to try today!!!! Thank you for helping me decide what's for dinner! LOL! Hopping over from Raising Homemakers. Blessings from Croatia: A Little R & R:

Lea H @ Nourishing Treasures September 10, 2012 at 11:05 AM  

Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures' Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

Check back today when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

Love Bakes Good Cakes September 11, 2012 at 9:37 AM  

What a great meatless meal! Thank you for sharing it last week at All my Bloggy Friends - I can't wait to see what you link up at this week's All my Bloggy Friends!

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