Baked Feta TikTok Pasta – Dana White Nutrition Style

After tireless research for this post about the The Health Benefits of Baked Feta Pasta (poor me) – I have designed my own custom version. The only thing left to make this recipe even more delightful would be garden fresh tomatoes and basil – is it summer yet?!

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Baked Feta Pasta

My version of the viral sensation
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean
Servings 6

Equipment

  • baking dish

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano leaves
  • 8 oz feta cheese
  • 10 oz dry pasta short such as ziti or mezze rigatoni
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil chopped
  • Kosher salt and Black Pepper
  • Red pepper flakes to taste (for serving)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • In a 9×13 baking dish, add cherry tomatoes and garlic. Drizzle with olive oil, season with 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper and oregano. Toss well to combine.
  • Make a well in the center of the tomatoes to place the block of feta. Season feta with additional salt and pepper.
  • Bake for about 25 minutes or until tomatoes are bursting and feta turns golden on the edges.
  • While the feta is baking, prepare the pasta in salted water. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid.
  • Remove baking dish from the oven. Using a wooden spoon, gently stir the hot cheese with the tomatoes.
  • Add cooked pasta and 1/4 cup of the pasta water. Stir gently to coat the pasta with the sauce, adding additional pasta water if the mixture appears too dry.
  • Mix in basil. Taste for seasoning and adjust as desired. Serve with red pepper flakes.

Nutrition

Calories: 400kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 12gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 752mgFiber: 2g
Keyword baked feta pasta, feta, pasta
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