My Favorite Recipes – Baked Pasta With Feta

Pasta with feta combines two things I love to create a healthy and definitely delicious lunch or dinner.

I’ve been experimenting more with food since I started on 21 Day Fix Workout and I’ve been sharing my creations at My Favorite Recipes.

This pasta with feta recipe is baked and on the table within 30 minutes, and it only takes a few ingredients too.

One of the main criteria for me to try out a dish is few ingredients and as few steps as possible.

And this pasta with feta cheese recipe delivers that!

It’s basically throwing a bunch of ingredients in a baking dish and tossing it in the oven. Hello, lazy chef heaven!

Pasta with feta is actually a big thing in Finland and was originally made famous by Liemessa, a Finnish blogger. 

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Pasta With Feta Cheese Ingredients

To make pasta with feta cheese you need the following:-

Grape tomatoes

I love grape tomatoes. They’re small and juicy and when heated up, the flavor is delicious.

Use fresh grape tomatoes. Canned tomatoes are just not the same thing.

Feta cheese

Cheese is one of the things I do not like to eat with the exception of feta. I love feta cheese in reasonable quantities.

I like the crumbly texture. You can use a block of feta or crumbled feta.

Pasta

The original recipe used spaghetti but I used farfalle and it turned out fine.

You should be able to use any type of pasta. I’m thinking of using rice noodles the next time I try this.

Herbs

The only herb in this recipe is basil and it works quite well. I think I might add spinach as well the next time I try this.

Seasoning

The dish is seasoned with Italian seasoning. I also prefer a lot of chilly flakes but you can leave it out if you don’t like spicy food. Other seasonings include garlic and salt.

Pasta With Feta Ingredients

How To Make Pasta With Feta Cheese

  • You will need a medium-sized baking dish. Line the baking dish with the grape tomatoes.
  • Drizzle half of the olive oil over the tomatoes and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
  • Create a small space in the middle of the tomatoes and place the block of feta. If you have crumbled feta instead, sprinkle all over the tomatoes instead of creating a space in the middle.

Best Pasta With Feta Recipe Step 1 and 2

  • Drizzle the rest of the olive oil over the tomatoes and feta cheese. Sprinkle with more pepper and seasoning if you like.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until tomatoes have burst and cheese melted. The smell at this stage is divine!

Pasta With Feta Step 4

  • While tomatoes and cheese are baking, cook the pasta. Reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta water.
  • As soon as you remove the baking dish from the oven, add the minced garlic and basil and mix them into the dish.
  • Add the pasta and stir again. I also add red pepper flakes. Stir until everything is well melded together.

Pasta With Feta Step 5

Pasta With Feta Step 5

  • If the dish looks dry to you, you can add a bit of the pasta water for a creamier texture.
  • Serve (don’t forget portion control) and garnish with more basil and pepper flakes if desired. Enjoy!

Pasta With Feta Final 3

Freezing Pasta With Feta Cheese Leftovers

As usual, I made more than I could eat so I had enough for about 4 dinners.

I stored enough portions for 3 dinners in separate air-tight containers like these.

I took one portion out of the refrigerator every day and reheated it for dinner. I froze the last portion.

3 days is the longest I can eat the same thing before I can’t stand it anymore.

If you love this dish and want to make it a lot, be sure to buy loads of grape tomatoes when in season and freeze for much later.

My Favorite Recipes - Baked Pasta With Feta

Baked Pasta With Feta

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Pasta with feta cheese is a fantastic dish with fresh flavor bursting tomatoes and feta cheese playing a complementary role. When everything is melded together, expect a divine dinner.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spread tomatoes in a 13 x 9 baking dish, drizzle with ½ of the olive oil.
  3. Sprinkle the Italian seasoning over tomatoes. Work through with hands so all tomatoes are covered.
  4. Place the block of feta in the middle of the dish or sprinkle crumbled feta evenly over the tomatoes.
  5. Drizzle the remaining olive oil over the top of the feta.
  6. Bake for about 30 minutes or until tomatoes have burst open and cheese has melted.
  7. While the feta is baking, cook pasta per package directions, drain and set aside.
  8. Remove feta and tomatoes from the oven and immediately toss in garlic, basil, and pepper.
  9. Add the pasta and gently stir in until everything is well coated.
  10. Garnish with more basil and red pepper flakes. Serve immediately and enjoy! 

Pasta With Feta Final Image, Recipe Card

Notes

  1. The next time I make this, I will try it with rice noodles instead of pasta and see how it turns out. Some people have even tried it with zoodles and spaghetti squash. 
  2. Keep 1/2 cup of the pasta water on hand in case you want a bit more creaminess after you mix everything together. I’ve heard people use white wine too but no need to shoot up the calories higher than necessary.
  3. You can try any kind of pasta you like. I just happened to have farfalle on hand. 
  4. Don't use a baking dish that’s too big. The dish works better when the tomatoes are crowded together.
  5. You can add black or green olives to the final dish. I probably would have if I had any on hand. I will also toss in some spinach next time I make this. 
  6. Feel free to toss in some chicken, sausage, or other lean protein if you want. 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 520Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 531mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 4gSugar: 7gProtein: 13g

This is only approximate and will change depending on the ingredients used and portion served.

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