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A wooden spoon scooping out a spoonful of baked feta pasta from a white baking dish
Recipe

Baked Feta Pasta

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Ripe cherry tomatoes combine with melty feta cheese, minced garlic and fresh basil in this easy, cheesy Baked Feta Pasta! This crave-worthy casserole is a family favorite, guaranteed.


Ingredients

  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 8 oz block feta cheese
  • 10 ounces dried pasta
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup packed chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup pasta water, reserved from cooking the pasta

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Add the cherry tomatoes to a 9×13 baking dish. Add the olive oil, salt and pepper and toss until well combined.
  3. Place the feta block in the middle of the baking dish, surrounded by the cherry tomatoes. Use a spoon to drizzle some of the olive oil from the baking dish on top.
  4. Bake for about 35 minutes, until the cherry tomatoes burst and the feta cheese looks soft and melty.
  5. While the tomatoes and feta are baking, cook the pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and reserve ½ cup of the pasta water to use later.
  6. When the tomatoes and feta are done, remove from the oven and immediately add the garlic and basil.
  7. Stir everything together and use a spoon to smash the tomatoes a bit.
  8. Add the cooked pasta to the baking dish and toss to combine. Add pasta water, as needed, to add to the sauce.
  9. Garnish with more fresh basil and serve warm.

Notes

Makes 4-6 servings

Keywords: pasta dinner idea, pasta casserole, pasta bake