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Easy Baked Feta Pasta

This Easy Baked Feta Pasta is a simple vegetarian meal on the table in 30 minutes. Made with feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, garlic, & spinach.
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine Easy, Greek, Italian, Pasta, viral, Weeknight Meal
Keyword Easy Baked Feta Pasta, Tik Tok Feta Pasta, Viral Feta Pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 294kcal
Author Chrissie

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups cherry or grape tomatoes whole
  • 6 cloves garlic whole, peeled
  • a few pinches each or salt and pepper
  • 8 ounces feta cheese (approximately 220 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 pound pasta small shells are our favourite
  • 1/2 to 1 cup reserved pasta water

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Add the olive oil to a 9-inch by 13-inch (or similar size) baking dish, along with the cherry tomatoes, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Add the feta cheese into the middle of the baking dish and drizzle the top with a little extra olive oil. Sprinkle the Italian seasoning over everything and bake at 400 degrees for about 20-25 minutes, or until the tomatoes and feta are soft and begin to brown slightly.
  • While the feta and tomatoes bake, boil a large pot of salted water (add about 2 teaspoons of salt to the water) and cook the pasta in the water according to the package directions to al dente.
  • Drain the pasta, reserving about 1 cup of the pasta water.
  • When the feta and tomatoes are finished baking, break up the cheese and tomatoes with a spoon, making a creamy sauce. Add the hot pasta to the baking dish along with the fresh spinach. Add about 1/2 cup of the pasta water and toss everything together well.
  • Add a little more pasta water if necessary, toss again, and serve.

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Notes

This recipe can be made with gluten-free pasta, whole grain pasta, etc. to accommodate specific dietary needs. Adjust the amount of pasta water you add until the desired sauce consistency is reached.

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 952mg | Potassium: 684mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 3141IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 334mg | Iron: 2mg