A block of feta cheese baked with cherry tomatoes and olive oil, creating a delicious and savory sauce for pasta.
A flavorful vegetarian dinner recipe made with feta cheese and cherry tomatoes!
This dish may sound kinda fancy, but it’s super easy to make. The oven does most of the work for you. You simply toss cherry tomatoes with olive oil and seasoning in a baking dish, and then place the block of feta cheese in the middle. Bake for about 35 minutes, and voila! The cheese melts and the tomatoes turn into a beautiful sauce.
If you like feta as much as I do, this cheesy pasta will soon be a new favorite family meal. It tastes incredibly fresh and flavorful with rather healthy ingredients.
Step 1 Place the tomatoes in an 8×11 baking dish and toss with olive oil, salt, pepper, and minced garlic. Place the block of feta in the middle, flipping it a few times so that it is coated in oil.
Step 2 Bake in a 400 degree oven for 35 minutes, or until the feta cheese melts and the tomatoes are soft. While it’s baking, cook and drain the pasta according to the package instructions.
Step 3 Add the chopped basil leaves to the dish and toss everything to combine. The cheese should just fall apart, and the juices from the tomatoes combined with the oil will create an incredible sauce.
Step 4 Toss the cooked pasta into the dish and stir to combine. Garnish with more basil, red pepper flakes, fresh cracked pepper or anything else you’d like!
Want to add some protein? Try mixing this pasta with rotisserie or grilled chicken. 🙂
This easy pasta dinner is packed full of fresh flavors! It's incredibly fun to make in your oven with a block of feta cheese, olive oil and cherry tomatoes. Toss in any cooked pasta you'd like and enjoy with fresh basil for the most delicious vegetarian meal.
- 8 ounces dried pasta (about 2 cups)
- 2 pints cherry tomatoes
- 1 (8 ounce) block feta cheese
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves (minced)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Place the cherry tomatoes in an 8x11 baking dish. Pour the olive oil over top and season with the garlic, salt and pepper. Toss to combine.
Place the block of feta in the middle of the dish so that it's surrounded by tomatoes. Flip it a few times to coat in oil.
Bake for 35 minutes or until the feta cheese is melted and the tomatoes are soft with the juices bursting out.
While the feta and tomatoes are baking, cook and drain the pasta according to the package instructions. Reserve about 1/4 cup of the pasta water in case you'd like to toss some in.
Add the fresh basil to your baking dish with the cooked tomatoes and feta; stir to combine.
Transfer the cooked pasta into your baking dish and toss everything together. Garnish with more basil, fresh cracked pepper, red pepper flakes, or anything else you'd like!
- Any kind of pasta can be used for this dish. Choose your favorite!
- Want to add some protein? Rotisserie or grilled chicken is a yummy choice.
- You can also use whole tomatoes, cut into large chunks, if you'd like, but the cherry tomatoes have the most flavor because you get more of the skin.
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