Simple Baked Feta Pasta

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This simple baked feta pasta can be cooked and served in the same dish. Perfect for even a beginner cook!

Simple-Baked-Feta-Pasta

I came across a video of this Simple Baked Feta Pasta while scrolling through Tik Tok. Maybe you’ve seen it, too. It looked so unbelievably easy, that I had to give it a try. I’m happy to report that it IS as simple as it looked! Just in case you can’t find the recipe, I made my own version.

You’ll love how effortlessly this dinner comes together. It’s sure to become one of your go-to weeknight dinners!

Ingredients for Simple Baked Feta Pasta

  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Shallot
  • Garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Thyme
  • Feta Cheese Block
  • Elbow Pasta
  • Parsley or Basil

How to Make Simple Baked Feta Pasta

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Spray 9×9 baking dish (or a 3 qt baking dish) with non stick cooking spray.
  • Place washed cherry tomatoes in baking dish.
  • Add diced shallot, garlic, olive oil, salt, red pepper flakes, and thyme. Toss until combined.
  • Place feta block in the middle of the baking dish on top of the tomatoes.
  • Bake for 35 minutes until the feta is melted and tomatoes burst.
  • While the tomatoes and feta are baking, cook pasta in salted water according to package directions until al dente. Then drain and set aside.
  • Remove tomatoes and feta from the oven and stir until combined well. Be careful, the dish is hot!
  • Add cooked pasta, and stir to combine.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley.

That is it! You won’t believe how tasty this super simple pasta is!

Tips & Tricks

  • Add some protein by using up leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken to this dish.
  • Change up the taste by using different herbs such as thyme, basil, oregano, or chives.
  • Keto-friendly or Gluten-free: Use spaghetti squash or Palmini “noodles” to make a low-carb version of this recipe.
  • Use different kinds of cheese for all new flavors such as goat cheese, Halloumi, Ricotta, or Queso Fresco.
  • You can use all kinds of pasta to make this Simple Baked Feta Pasta. I used elbow pasta, but you could also use penne, macaroni, orecchiette, Cavatappi, or any other short pasta.
  • Sneak in some extra veggies by stirring in some spinach leaves, roasted red peppers, canned artichokes or mushrooms.
  • Garnish with freshly grated parmesan cheese and fresh parsley or basil. 
Simple Baked Feta Pasta
Simple-Baked-Feta-Pasta

Simple Baked Feta Pasta

Melisha Kreppein
This simple baked feta pasta can be cooked and served in the same dish. Perfect for even a beginner cook!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 476 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pints Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 Shallot (or small onion) diced
  • 3 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 3-4 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • ¼ tsp Sea Salt
  • 2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 tsp Thyme dried
  • 8 oz Feta Cheese Block
  • 2 cups Elbow Pasta
  • 1 bunch Parsley or Basil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Spray 9×9 baking dish (or a 3 qt baking dish) with non stick cooking spray.
  • Place washed cherry tomatoes in baking dish.
  • Add diced shallot, garlic, olive oil, salt, red pepper flakes, and thyme. Toss until combined.
  • Place feta block in the middle of the baking dish on top of the tomatoes.
  • Bake for 35 minutes until the feta is melted and tomatoes burst.
  • While the tomatoes and feta are baking, cook pasta in salted water according to package directions until al dente. Then drain and set aside.
  • Remove tomatoes and feta from the oven and stir until combined well. Be careful, the dish is hot!
  • Add cooked pasta, and stir to combine.

Notes

  • Add some protein by using up leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken to this dish.
  • Change up the taste by using different herbs such as thyme, basil, oregano, or chives.
  • Keto-friendly or Gluten-free: Use spaghetti squash or Palmini “noodles” to make a low-carb version of this recipe.
  • Use different kinds of cheese for all new flavors such as goat cheese, Halloumi, Ricotta, or Queso Fresco.
  • You can use all kinds of pasta to make this Simple Baked Feta Pasta. I used elbow pasta, but you could also use penne, macaroni, orecchiette, Cavatappi, or any other short pasta.
  • Sneak in some extra veggies by stirring in some spinach leaves, roasted red peppers, canned artichokes or mushrooms.
  • Garnish with freshly grated parmesan cheese and fresh parsley or basil. 

Nutrition

Calories: 476kcalCarbohydrates: 50.5gProtein: 16.8gFat: 23.7gSaturated Fat: 10.2gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 646mgPotassium: 613mgFiber: 3.9gSugar: 8.5gCalcium: 315mgIron: 3mg
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