Recipes

BAKED FETA PASTA

Baked feta pasta is a TikTok’s viral recipe that is very much worth the hype. An easy recipe pasta dish that’s fuss-free and flavorful!

Ingredients

  • 450g of dried penne pasta or pasta of choice
  • 8 cups of cherry tomatoes
  • 450g of block feta cheese
  • 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • ½tsp of salt
  • ½tsp of black pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½cup of chopped fresh basil

Direction

  1. Firstly, preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Place the cherry tomatoes in an oven-safe baking dish. Pour olive oil on top, and season with salt and pepper. Toss together until well combined.
  3. Next, place the feta block in the middle of the baking dish surrounded by the cherry tomatoes, and flip a couple of times to coat it with the olive oil and seasoning.
  4. Then, bake them in the preheated oven for 35 minutes, until the cherry tomatoes burst, and the feta cheese melts.
  5. While the tomatoes and feta are baking, boil the pasta in a pot of salted water until al dente. Then, drain the pasta while reserving ½ cup of the cooking liquid in case you'd like to toss it in.
  6. Immediately add the garlic and basil leaves to the cooked tomatoes and feta and mix everything to combine.
  7. Transfer the cooked pasta to the baking dish and again mix to combine. Garnish with more fresh basil and serve warm.

Recipe inspired by Yumna Jawad from feelgoodfoodie.net