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Baked Feta Pasta

Baked Feta Cheese with Tomatoes and Pasta noodles? Try out this trending TikTok recipe tonight, and you’ll want to eat it again!

Prep time: 5 mins

Bake time: 40 mins

Total time: 45 mins

Yields: 3-4 servings


  • 2 pt. cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 shallot, quartered
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed 
  • 1/2 c. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • Kosher salt
  • Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 (8-oz.) block feta
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme 
  • 10 oz. pasta
  • Zest of 1 lemon (optional)
  • Fresh basil, for garnish

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°. In a large ovenproof skillet or medium baking dish, combine tomatoes, shallot, garlic, and all but 1 tablespoon oil. Season with salt and red pepper flakes and toss to combine. 

Place feta into center of tomato mixture and drizzle with remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Scatter thyme sprigs over tomatoes. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until tomatoes are bursting and feta is golden on top. 

Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente according to package directions. Reserve ½ cup pasta water before draining.

To skillet with tomatoes and feta, add cooked pasta, reserved pasta water, and lemon zest (if using) and stir until combined. Garnish with basil.

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