Baked Feta Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes, Basil & Garlic
There’s a reason this baked feta pasta is going viral overseas! Salty baked feta, sweet cherry tomatoes, fresh garlic, and basil are tossed with al dente pasta to create this easy yet delicious dish!
- 1 lb bowtie pasta
- 4 tbsp olive oil + more for finishing
- 2 boxes cherry tomatoes
- 1 block feta about 8 oz
- 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
- a few pinches red pepper flakes
- 1 handful fresh basil leaves
- salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400. Add 3 tbsp olive oil to a baking dish and toss with whole cherry tomatoes, salt and pepper until everything is coated.
Add the feta in the middle and top it with remaining tbsp of olive oil plus a few cranks of fresh pepper. Bake for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare bowtie pasta according to directions then strain.
After the 30 minutes has past, crank the heat up to 450 and bake for another 5-10 minutes or until the feta and tomatoes have browned.
Remove the baking dish from the oven and add garlic and red pepper flakes and stir so the residual heat cooks the garlic and releases the flavors from the red pepper flakes.
Toss in the pasta and stir one more time. Finish with fresh basil, another splash of olive oil and season with salt and pepper.