This recipe for baked feta pasta is an excellent choice for a healthy, filling meal that tastes delicious. The feta cheese and tomatoes are baked until they create a sauce, which is the perfect accompaniment to any kind of pasta – from whole wheat to gluten-free varieties. It can also be served as a side dish with chicken or fish.
This weekend, try something new for dinner and make this baked feta pasta recipe! This dish is incredibly easy to make and only requires a few ingredients, yet it is so tasty and satisfying. The combination of creamy feta cheese and fresh tomatoes makes for a delicious and hearty meal. And it’s sure to please even the pickiest of eaters!
This recipe is so easy and only requires a few ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. It’s a great way to use up leftover feta cheese, and it’s a delicious, hearty meal that the whole family will love. This recipe is also very versatile – you can add any other veggies or proteins that you like, and it’s easily adaptable to different dietary restrictions.
This recipe is so easy, and it’s the perfect comfort food. We love baked pasta, and this dish is no exception. The feta cheese gives it a nice tang, and the tomatoes add sweetness and acidity. If you want a little more flavor, you could always add some Kalamata olives or fresh herbs.
If you’re looking for a simple way to dress up this dish, try adding a fried egg on top. It sounds strange, but it’s SO good. The yolk adds creaminess and richness, and it ties everything together perfectly. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed!
What type of feta cheese should I use?
I prefer to use sheep’s milk feta cheese in this recipe, but you can use goat’s milk feta or even cow’s milk feta. If you can find it, look for feta cheese that is packed in brine (water and salt). This will give the feta a nice salty flavor that pairs well with the other ingredients in this dish.
Can I substitute another cheese for the feta?
If you don’t like feta cheese or can’t find it at your local grocery store, you can substitute ricotta cheese or cottage cheese. These cheeses will not have as strong of a flavor as feta, so you may want to add an extra teaspoon of salt to the recipe if you go this route.
If you have any questions about this recipe, please leave them in the comments below or send me an email. I’m always happy to help!
Conclusion & Recipe:
After trying this dish, it’s easy to see why it’s been gaining popularity lately. The combination of creamy feta and salty olives with pasta is simply delicious. This dish is also incredibly easy to make, which is another bonus. If you’re looking for a new pasta dish to try this weekend, give this baked feta pasta a try.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 35 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Servings: 9 servings
12 ounces dried cavatappi pasta or your choice
3 pints cherry tomatoes
12- ounce block of feta cheese
0.75 cup extra-virgin olive oil
0.38 teaspoon sea Salt
0.38 teaspoon black Pepper
3 minced garlic cloves
0.38 Cup packed chopped fresh basil plus additional for serving
Pre-heat oven to 400°F Place the cherry tomatoes on a baking tray that is oven safe. Sprinkle the olive oil over the cherry tomatoes and season it with salt and pepper. Mix well.
Place the feta block, surrounded by cherry tomatoes, in the middle of a baking dish. Flip it a few times to coat it with olive oil and seasoning.
Bake for 35 minutes in the oven, or until the cherry tomatoes burst and the feta cheese melts.
Cook the pasta according to the package directions in salted water until it is al dente. While the tomatoes, feta and are baking, Drain the pasta and reserve ½ cup of the cooking liquid for later use.
Add the chopped garlic and basil leaves to your cooked tomatoes and feta, and mix everything together.
Toss the pasta into the baking dish. Serve warm with fresh basil.