Baked feta pasta
This baked feta pasta has it all, big bold flavors, creamy comfort, and carbs!
- 2 pints cherry tomatoes or any other tomatoes
- 1/3 cup olive oil the good stuff
- 8 oz feta cheese 1 block
- 9 oz pasta of choice
- 2 cloves garlic crushed
- fresh basil chopped, to finish
Preheat the oven to 400°F. In a baking dish, toss the tomatoes with the olive oil and place the feta in the middle, turning it to coat it in oil. Season everything with salt and pepper and bake for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, turn the heat up to 450°F and roast until the feta is golden brown 10-15 minutes.
While the feta is baking, cook the pasta according to the package directions. Save 1-2 cups of the pasta water, then drain well.
When the feta and tomatoes are done, remove from the oven and immediately add the garlic and crushed red pepper, if using. Stir everything together until the tomatoes and feta combine into a creamy sauce.
Stir in the drained pasta until well coated and creamy, adding in a bit of pasta water to loosen if too thick. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Stir in some chopped basil and finish with crushed red pepper. Enjoy!
This version inspired by Grilled Cheese Social.
Serves 2 hungry eaters generously with leftovers, or 3 for lunch.
Estimated nutrition is for 3 servings (3oz pasta per person).
Serving: 3oz pasta plus sauce | Calories: 736kcal | Carbohydrates: 75.8g | Protein: 23.4g | Fat: 40.5g | Saturated Fat: 14.6g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 856mg | Potassium: 624mg | Fiber: 5.9g | Sugar: 12.4g