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Pasta with Feta Cheese and Sauted Onions- Makarina

DSC_0073This is an old Turkish recipe for pasta with feta cheese that goes back to my grandmother’s days, over 80 years ago. Makarina (the Turkish word for pasta) was served with sour cream if I remembered correctly. 

My mother and grandmother made this easy and delicious pasta dish very often. I also introduce this dish to my children. They loved it with sour cream topping, just like their great-grandmother prepared it. I’m sure you can think of some other topping ideas also.

Serves 4-5
8 ounces medium shells pasta or your favorite pasta
1 small yellow onion, chopped
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
4 Tbsp. butter
Salt and pepper
Chopped fresh herbs like dill and parsley (optional)
Bring a pot of salted water to boil and add pasta. Cook according to package directions.
In a large skillet, melt butter and sauté onions for 2-3 minutes;
Add drained pasta and crumbled feta, mix well. Then add tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste. Heat through and serve; you can crumble a little extra feta and fresh chopped herbs on top if desired.
Serve with sour cream or your favorite topping.



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  • LarisaG 05/30/2013, 11:45 AM

    I often make this recipe too, kids sure do love this dish,
    but I never tried with sauted onions sounds yummy.

    • Inessa 06/03/2013, 11:34 AM

      My kids love it also. Try with onions, it gives better taste 🙂

  • Visiting from Recipe Newz. This looked really good so pinned it!

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