If you’re looking for an easy meal, this baked feta pasta is for you!
It’s so simple and very tasty! No wonder social media is talking about it everywhere these days. The original recipe is only made with tomatoes, but I added some vegetables and herbs to make it to my taste.
New recipes are constantly appearing on social media these days. Whether it’s dalgon coffee, chopped tortilla or baked feta pasta – now!
It was Feel Good Foodie who first told me about this dish, and Grilled Cheese Social who introduced me to it. This recipe first became popular in Finland thanks to these bloggers, Liemessa and Tiiu (who originally shared it). It is said that the feta in Finnish grocery stores ran out because of this recipe!
I don’t know how true this story is, but I had to try to see what all the hype was about. When I first tasted feta a few years ago, I didn’t like it at all.
But now I really like it, especially in my salads and also in my garlic fries, yum! So I was more than excited to try this viral recipe.
Let’s see how we do it and what my final thoughts are on this viral baked feta pasta recipe.
The original recipe that went viral calls for a handful of ingredients, but I added a few more to make it suit my tastes better.
Cherry tomatoes/grapefruit: This is one of the most important ingredients in this recipe. Cherry tomatoes burst in the oven and form the base of the pasta sauce.
Not to mention the roasted tomatoes are so delicious. Don’t substitute canned tomatoes here, use cherry or grape tomatoes.
Onions and peppers: the original recipe does not include these two ingredients, but at home we love onions and peppers, so I had to add them. I thought they worked so well in this pasta and added texture and flavor.
Feta: You want to use a block of feta in this recipe, as it melts better and gives the sauce a creamier consistency. You can also use crumbled feta, but a block gives a creamier consistency.
Noodles: I used elbow noodles, but any noodle should work here.
Vegetables and herbs: The original recipe uses only salt, pepper and fresh basil, but I added Italian herbs, oregano, chili pepper and of course lots of fresh basil. I also use lots of fresh garlic, which I roasted in the oven along with the cheese and tomatoes.
Olive Oil: For this recipe you will need a good quality extra virgin olive oil. The flavor of the sauce also depends on the olive oil, so make sure you use a good olive oil. Again, don’t skimp on the olive oil, you need it!
I made this pasta for dinner and this is what I thought of it!
Taste: very tasty! Of course, to enjoy this pasta, you have to be able to appreciate the taste of feta cheese. Sarvesh is not a fan of feta cheese per se, but even he ate this pasta for lunch. That’s saying something!
Sweet tomatoes, creamy feta, and fresh basil are combined in a pasta that tastes really fresh without a lot of ingredients.
Easy. Honestly, it couldn’t be easier. I added onions and peppers, which took about 2 to 3 minutes.
But if you skip it, you won’t have time to prepare. You cook the pasta and chop the basil, while the cheese and tomatoes roast in the oven, and then you mix everything together.
Perfect for a light dinner in the evening.
My pasta was quite creamy and delicious because I used a lot of olive oil. If you want to save the butter, save some water for the pasta and you can add it to the dish if it seems a little dry after you mix everything together.
Frequently asked questions
Can I add other vegetables?
Yes, it is possible, but I think onions and peppers work better here. Mushrooms are also possible, but they give off a lot of moisture, so I don’t recommend them in this recipe.
Broccoli is also possible, just put it in a baking dish for the last 15 to 20 minutes.
Can you also do it with crumbled feta?
Yes, but a block of feta gives better results. You can also do it with crumbled feta, use the same amount, put them in the middle.
Can you make a vegetarian out of him?
I haven’t tried it yet, but you could use vegan feta and see how it works.
But it probably takes less time in the oven.
Can I use other pasta for this recipe?
Of course, all pasta here must be delicious.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
1- Place the cherry tomatoes or grapes in a baking dish (my 3 sq ft 12.5″ x 8.25″), then the chopped red bell pepper, onion and garlic.
2- Add 1/4 cup of olive oil.
3- Then add all the spices – Italian herbs, dried oregano, red pepper flakes, salt and black pepper.
4- Mix everything together, then make a space in the center of the baking dish and place a block of feta on top. Drizzle the block of feta cheese with the remaining 1/4 cup of olive oil.
Bake at 400 degrees for 35 minutes. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions and set aside.
5- Take the baking dish out of the oven. The tomatoes will now burst open and release all that delicious aroma and the cheese will be super melted.
6- Take a spatula, crush the cheese and mix everything together. Stir in the garlic cloves.
7- Add the cooked pasta and stir until well blended.
Add 8 to 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil and stir.
Sprinkle with more fresh basil and serve the baked feta pasta warm!
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Fried feta cheese pasta
Baked feta pasta requires only a handful of ingredients and makes an easy dinner party!
Cooking time 10 minutes
Cooking time 35 minutes
Total duration 45 minutes
Calories 504 kcal
- 2 tablespoons cherry tomatoes or grapes about 610 grams
- 1 large red pepper, sliced
- 1 medium chopped red onion
- 4-5 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon Italian herbs
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper or to taste
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, you can use 1/3 cup if you want less
- 8 oz block of feta cheese
- 8 oz pasta of choice, I used macaroni on the elbow.
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil + more service
- Recipe adapted from Feel Good Foodie and Grilled Cheese Social.
- You can reduce the amount of olive oil if you like, but using all of it will add more flavor to the dish.
- You can use any other herb of your choice.
Calories: 504kcalCarbohydrates: 41g Protein: 13gFat: 32gSaturated fat: 10gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 632mgFiber: 258mgSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1373IUVitamin C: 45mgCalcium: 259mgIron: 2mg
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