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Baked Feta Pasta


  • Author: Myles
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

Description

This Baked Feta Pasta recipe is so simple but very flavorful. The secret? Roasting a block of feta cheese along with lots of cherry tomatoes in the oven. Salty, cheesy, delicious…..and magical!


Ingredients

Scale

8 ounces pasta of choice

2 pints cherry tomatoes

Block (8 oz) of feta cheese

1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil

1/4 tsp. sea salt

1/4 tsp. black pepper

2 garlic cloves (minced)

1/4 c. packed chopped fresh basil (add more for serving)


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Arrange the cherry tomatoes in an oven-safe baking dish and then pour the olive oil on top. Season with salt and pepper. Toss until well combined.
  3. Place the block of feta cheese in the middle of the baking dish. Surround it with cherry tomatoes. Flip the cheese a few times to coat it with the oil as well as the seasoning.
  4. Bake in the oven for about 35 minutes or until the cheese melts and the cherry tomatoes burst.
  5. To cook the pasta, bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta until al dente, following the instructions indicated on the packaging.
  6. Reserve about 1/2 cup of pasta water before draining just in case you want to add some to the pasta later on.
  7. Once the cheese and tomatoes are ready, add the garlic and basil immediately.
  8. Toss everything to combine. Add the cooked pasta and mix well.
  9. Garnish with more fresh basil if desired.
  10. Serve warm.

Notes

  • For best results, I suggest you follow the recipe as is. You can use any pasta that you want, even the gluten-free version. If you do not have cherry tomatoes, you can utilize regular whole tomatoes or canned diced tomatoes.
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