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Baked Feta Pasta

There's a reason this recipe went viral on TikTok! Baked Feta Pasta is about to become a new household favorite. It's simple to throw together and incredibly creamy and delicious. —Sarah Tramonte, Taste of Home Associate Culinary Producer
  • Total Time
    Prep Time: 5 min. Cook Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes
  • 3 garlic cloves, halved
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 package (8 ounces) block feta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 package (16 ounces) rigatoni or other short pasta
  • Fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a 13x9-in. baking dish, combine tomatoes, garlic and 1/4 cup olive oil. Place the block of feta in the center, moving tomatoes so cheese is sitting on the pan bottom. Drizzle feta with remaining oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake until tomatoes skins start to split and the garlic has softened, 30-40 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions for al dente. Drain, reserving 1 cup pasta water.
  • Stir feta mixture, lightly pressing tomatoes, until combined. Add pasta and toss to combine. Stir in enough reserved pasta water to achieve desired consistency. Sprinkle with basil.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 373 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 507mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 12g protein.

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