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Baked Feta Pasta

Baked Feta Pasta

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Introduction

Pasta and feta cheese are a match made in heaven, as evidenced by this easy baked pasta dish. The tomatoes, garlic and oregano add a fresh flavor to the creamy pasta and salty cheese. Plus, this meal is ready before you can say “pasta with feta.”

Baked Feta Pasta

  • 1 pound pasta
  • 8 ounces feta cheese
  • 2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 24 cherry tomatoes (halved)

1 pound pasta, such as penne, farfalle, fusilli

  • 1 pound pasta, such as penne, farfalle, fusilli
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)

8 ounces feta cheese (crumbled)

  • 8 ounces feta cheese (crumbled)

In a large bowl, gently toss the spinach with olive oil, garlic and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside. In a medium skillet over medium-low heat, add butter and let it melt until golden brown bubbles form on top. Add sliced onions and sauté for about 5 minutes until soft but not browned; season generously with salt and pepper.

Mix together all of the pasta ingredients except for the feta cheese in a bowl until well combined; stir in feta cheese until evenly dispersed throughout pasta mixture (it may seem crumbly at first but will come together when mixed!). Spoon into prepared baking dish(es). Spread out evenly across bottom of pan(s), then sprinkle evenly with Parmesan cheese on top if desired before baking according to recipe instructions below (I typically bake mine for 30–35 minutes total). After removing from oven, allow to cool slightly before serving warm alongside your salad greens!

2 teaspoons dried oregano

If you don’t have fresh oregano on hand, dried is the way to go. Dried oregano can be less expensive and has a stronger flavor than its fresh counterpart. It’s also more potent, so you’ll need less of it per recipe—an added bonus!

3/4 cup olive oil

You will need 3/4 cup olive oil. To measure it, simply pour the oil into a measuring cup until your desired liquid level is reached.

Once you have added all of your ingredients to the pan and heated them up, transfer the pasta mixture to a baking dish and top it with feta crumbles. The dish can be served warm or cold—it’s up to you!

4 cloves garlic (sliced)

As always, garlic is one of the most important ingredients in this recipe. Garlic has been shown to have many health benefits including boosting your immune system, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, preventing heart disease and cancer and even helping you live longer. See how easy it is? You can read more about all that here –> [link] .

In addition to its health benefits, garlic also has a lot of flavor! It’s an essential component in many cuisines around the world—whether it’s Italian or Indian food or French cuisine like pâté de campagne mousseline (which translates literally as “bread paste with garlic.” Yes.)

24 cherry tomatoes (halved)

To halve cherry tomatoes, simply slice them in half from top to bottom (parallel to their round shape). You can use a sharp knife for this or even a serrated paring knife if you’re feeling fancy. We love using cherry tomatoes because they are sweet and juicy, making them the perfect candidate for pasta sauces.

Step: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet and set aside.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet and set aside.

Conclusion

You can use any kind of pasta you like, but keep in mind that the feta will make it salty so it’s a good idea to go light on your salt when cooking the pasta.

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