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Tomato and Shrimp Pasta with Feta

Give tomato sauce a Greek twist by adding Kalamata olives, feta cheese, capers, and oregano.

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  • Servings: 4
Tomato and Shrimp Pasta with Feta

Source: Everyday Food, November 2009


  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 can (28 ounces) whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup pitted Kalamata olives, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed (optional)
  • 12 ounces penne rigate or other short ridged pasta
  • 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 8 ounces feta


  1. Set a large pot of salted water to boil. In a medium saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high. Add onion and garlic. Cook until soft, 5 minutes. Add tomato paste and oregano. Cook until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, olives, and capers, if using. Cook, breaking up tomatoes with a spoon, until sauce thickens, 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Reserve 2/3 cup tomato sauce for Baked Shrimp.

  2. Meanwhile, cook pasta until al dente; drain. Add 2 tablespoons oil to pot and heat over medium-high. Add 3/4 pound shrimp and cook until opaque throughout, 1 to 2 minutes. Return pasta to pot and add tomato sauce; stir to combine. Serve pasta topped with 4 ounces crumbled feta.

Cook's Notes

Save the extra shrimp and feta for later use. Refrigerate reserved tomato sauce and remaining shrimp and feta separately in airtight containers.


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