Pasta saves me at least one night a week. When I want dinner on the table fast, or when I forget to take something out to thaw that morning before work, having pasta waiting in the pantry is a saving grace.

Pasta Toss with Zucchini, Beans, Tomatoes, and Feta

But I also tend to fall into ruts when it comes to pasta, making the same sauce almost every time. So lately, I’ve been trying to make myself try new combos. Homemade cream sauces. Asian and Thai inspired flavors.

And instead of buying the usual suspects at the store, I’ve been finding new things like these incredible citrus-stuffed olives that I’m obsessed with and our homemade pesto (that I completely forgot I had in the freezer).

Pasta Toss with Zucchini, Beans, Tomatoes, and Feta

This mix is one of my favorite flavor combos, and I’ve done something similar with couscous before but hadn’t tried it with pasta. Until this week!

I love anything with feta, so I knew this would be a hit. And even with only half a box of pasta, this made enough for a dinner and a couple of lunches this week, leaving me less work to figure out what to pack for the day.

Pasta Toss with Zucchini, Beans, Tomatoes, and Feta

The best part? This pasta takes less than 30 minutes AND it’s delicious and good for you! You wouldn’t think that something as easy as pasta with white beans, zucchini, tomatoes, feta, and olive oil would be this tasty…but it is.

And Dreamfields – our favorite pasta – is offering up an entire case of pasta for one of you! Yup – a whole case of pasta. Now that’s a way to stock your pantry!

To enter:

Tell me your favorite pasta dish.

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Good luck!!

Pasta Toss with Zucchini, Beans, Tomatoes, and Feta

This stovetop pasta dish is one of the easiest - and satisfying meals - ever! It's full of flavor, but light on ingredients, so it won't take all of your time or pantry to pull this together. Want even more flavor? I love adding good olives to this or cooked chicken for even more protein.

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. Dreamfields rotini
  • 1/3 cup +1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium zucchini, halved and sliced
  • ½ cup roasted tomatoes or sundried tomatoes in olive oil
  • 1 12 oz. can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled

Directions:

  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tsp olive oil to the pan and add the sliced zucchini. Cook - not stirring – for 4-5 minutes on one side until the zucchini begins to brown. Stir the zucchini and cook for another 3-5 minutes until the zucchini is cooked.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add a palmful of salt and stir in pasta, returning to a boil. Cook the pasta over medium heat, stirring occasionally for 8-9 minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes and beans to the pan with the zucchini. Cook over medium heat, about 5 minutes until everything is warmed through.
  4. Once the pasta is cooked, drain and return it to the pot. Add the zucchini mixture to the pasta and toss together with the 1/3 cup olive oil, 1 tsp salt, and ¼ tsp pepper. Let the pasta cool for about 5 minutes, then stir in the crumbled feta cheese. Serve warm or chilled.

This contest is open to U.S. residents only. I will choose the winner a week from today. Dreamfields sponsored this post and is offering the case of pasta for the giveaway – all recipes and opinions are my own.

71 comments

  1. Homemade Mac and cheese!

  2. My favorite is lasagna

  3. I like Dreamfields on facebook as Elena Istomina

  4. Aglio e olio is my favorite!

  5. Just any recipe that ends well with noodles. Can not tell the difference in Dreamfields and any other brand except on the scales. Tried frozen meatballs with a brown gravy mix adding sour cream just before serving. Yummy and easy. Crockpot did all of the work. Give me Dreamfields every time. The meatballs with pepped up gravy over the noodles were a perfect cold night dinner.

  6. Liked Dreamfields and BranAppetit on Facebook

  7. To choose only one pasta favorite is difficult. I’ll say chicken divan.

  8. cacio e pepe!

  9. I love Pasta Primavera!

  10. I love the look of this! Such a nice meal!

  11. My favorite pasta dish is buffalo mac and cheese!

  12. Our family favorite is a Tortellini Salad loaded with veggies and topped with a balsamic vinaigrette. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  13. This pasta looks wonderful! We eat A LOT of pasta and this will have to be added to our menu

  14. My favorite pasta dish is baked ziti.

  15. I like you on FB(Kelly D Saver)

  16. My fave pasta dish is shrimp fettuccine alfredo

  17. i like dreamfields on facebook

  18. i like branappetit on facebook

  19. i tweeted

  20. My favorite pasta dish is cheese tortellini with pesto, veggies, and goat cheese!

  21. I love Dreamfields pasta..we make spaghetti and veg sausage, and pasta with pesto , pasta with shrimp and peanut sauce..many many things..it is the best

  22. Shrimp Alfredo Scampi

  23. lasagna with lots of veggies

  24. My favorite is Penne with homemade marinara sauce, sausage and then I add some veggies like kale or spinach and carrots. Also cheese mixed in.

  25. My favorite pasta dish is Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce with Mushrooms.

  26. I like Dreamfields on Facebook.

  27. I like BranAppetit on Facebook.

  28. Lasagna

  29. Spaghetti with ground turkey meat sauce.

  30. Parm pesto pasta

  31. spaghetti carbonara!

  32. My favorite pasta dish is tuna noodles and peas.

  33. I love a simple ziti and marinara dish.

  34. I like Dreamfields on Facebook.

  35. I like BranAppetit on Facebook.

  36. Favorite? Mac & cheese!

  37. Karen Goodwin Delaney likes Bran Appetit on Facebook

  38. Karen Goodwin Delaney likes Dreamfields on Facebook

  39. Love Bolognese.

  40. I love fettuccine alfredo! Yum!

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  41. Fettucine Alfredo is my favorite pasta dish!

  42. I hope this giveaway is still active…..
    My favorite pasta dish is the Old Spaghetti Factory Mizithra Cheese and Brown Butter spaghetti!

  43. I like you on Facebook as Carolsue Anderson (MsCarolsueA)

  44. I like Dreamfields on Facebook as Carolsue Anderson (MsCarolsueA)

  45. Brandi- this pasta salad looks awesome! I love the variety of textures and flavor!! Cant wait to try it!

  46. I love using Dreamfields Angel Hair pasta with a peanut sauce and scallions.

  47. I love carbonara and mac and cheese!

  48. Like Bran Appetit on Facebook (Cinnamon Freud)

  49. sausage tomato cream pasta with penne pasta

  50. i like dream fields on facebook

  51. i liked branappetit on facebook.

  52. Oh so delicious :) perfect flavors in this dish, I love it!!

  53. garlic, oil and parm

  54. My favorite pasts dish is olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes and parm.

  55. What pasta don’t I like, but lasagna is the family favorite

  56. I like Dreamfields on Facebook

  57. I like Branappetit on Facebook

  58. I like lasagna the best.

  59. I couldn’t refrain from commenting. Well written!

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