A delightful Mediterranean dish showcasing the flavors of tangy feta, roasted tomatoes, and aromatic herbs, this Baked Feta Pasta is a crowd-pleaser. It’s easy to make and perfect for a cozy dinner or entertaining guests.
Mediterranean Baked Feta Pasta
- 1 block feta cheese
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 8 oz pasta (like penne or rigatoni)
- Fresh basil leaves for garnish
- Red pepper flakes (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
- Place the block of feta cheese in the center of a baking dish.
- Surround the feta with cherry tomatoes and minced garlic. Drizzle olive oil over the tomatoes and feta. Season with salt and pepper.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes until the tomatoes burst and the feta turns golden and soft.
- While the feta is baking, cook the pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
- Remove the baking dish from the oven and mash the roasted tomatoes and feta together to form a creamy sauce.
- Toss the cooked pasta in the creamy feta and tomato sauce until well coated.
- Serve hot, garnished with torn basil leaves and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes if desired.
Total Time: 40 minutes
Nutritional Information: (Calories: 380, Fat: 18g, Carbohydrates: 42g, Protein: 12g)