How To Make The Viral And The Oh-So-Delicious "Baked Feta Pasta Recipe"

All you need is five simple ingredients for this easy, cheesy recipe for Baked Feta Pasta. Who would’ve thought a simple block of feta cheese could transform into a pasta recipe that just might break the Internet? This pasta recipe is super-easy to make in the oven and tossed with the most irresistible, cheesy, garlicky tomato basil sauce. Feel free to add any extra proteins or veggies that you’d like too! the ORIGINAL dish was actually created by Finnish blogger Tiiu Piret!


What is Baked Feta Pasta?


The premise is simple, simply place a block of feta on a baking dish, surround by cherry tomatoes and drizzle with seasonings and olive oil. Bake until the cheese is soft and the tomatoes are roasted to perfection. You’ll then mash up the cheese and tomatoes a bit and then add your favourite pasta of choice. We added some tomato sauce to make it more sauce-like, olive oil and parmesan and voila! You’ve got this amazing, tantalizing dish! What we love about this Feta tomato pasta dish is that it’s really one pan and makes for a super easy and delicious dinner when you’re strapped for time!




What can you add to make Baked Feta Pasta taste even more amazing?


We did a few things that we think really amped up the recipe here. First, use really good ingredients as there are so few in this dish they each need to be the best you can source. We used organic sugar plum tomatoes, fresh garlic and basil, plus high-quality olive oil. You can add your own Italian seasoning. We also added fresh basil before and after the dish baked. Of course, only fresh chopped garlic was used. After baking, we enhanced the sauce by adding extra tomato sauce, olive oil, fresh basil and grated parmesan cheese.


Baked Feta Pasta – Ingredients


  • 16 oz Cherry tomatoes

  • 4-5 Cloves Fresh chopped garlic

  • 4-5 TBSP Olive Oil

  • 1 tsp Dried Italian seasoning

  • Salt and pepper To taste

  • 1/2 Cup Tomato sauce

  • 2 TBSP Grated parmesan cheese

  • Fresh basil

  • 4-5 Cups Cooked pasta

  • 9 oz Feta Block


Instructions


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

  • In a 9" x 9" baking pan, add your feta block (drained) in the centre.

  • Add the tomatoes around it.

  • Sprinkle your chopped garlic over feta and tomatoes.

  • Drizzle 2-3 TBSP of olive oil all over the cheese and tomatoes.

  • Sprinkle seasoning on top.

  • Bake for 30 minutes or until the cheese feels soft.

  • While baking, boil water and cook your pasta then drain.

  • Take out your feta tomato dish lightly mash with a fork or potato masher. Add your drained pasta.

  • Optional: add your fave tomato sauce, drizzle with more olive oil, add fresh basil and parmesan cheese.



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