Baked Feta and Tomato Pasta
A dietitian approved TikTok famous meal
I am not one to scroll TikTok, but when my sister shared this recipe with me I almost reconsidered. This is one of the easiest and most delicious weeknight meals on my family’s recipe roster. It requires minimal ingredients and prep and delivers both flavour and nutrition. The cherry tomatoes are a great source of lycopene, an antioxidant. I recommend serving this pasta with an additional protein such as baked chicken or adding lentils or beans. It is also great as leftovers for lunch the next day.
Makes 4-5 servings
What You Need:
- 200 gram block of feta cheese
- 600 grams of cherry tomatoes (~2 pints)
- 250 grams of uncooked pasta (I personally like penne)
- 2 teaspoons Greek or Italian seasoning (or oregano)
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional for spice)
- 1/2 cup of basil, minced
- 1 cup of spinach, diced
- ¼ cup olive oil (I personally like garlic infused olive oil)
- 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
- Salt and pepper
How to Prepare the Feta and Tomato Pasta:
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F
- In a 9 x 13 pyrex dish, place the block of feta cheese in the middle. Pour the pints of cherry tomatoes in the dish and spread them out in a single layer to cover the bottom.
- Drizzle the feta and tomatoes with ¼ cup olive oil. Evenly sprinkle the Greek or Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes over the feta and tomatoes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Place pyrex dish with the feta and tomatoes in the oven, uncovered, for 30-35 minutes
- While the feta and tomatoes are baking, boil water for pasta and cook until it is al dente. Drain and put to the side.
- Mince the basil and garlic and dice the spinach. Once the feta and tomatoes are done baking add the basil, spinach, and garlic. Mix everything together and it will create a “sauce.” Add the pasta and mix until all combined.
Let us know what you think of this TikTok sensation and if it has become a family favourite!
Nutrients per serving:
26 g Fat
49 g Carbohydrate
2.3 g Fibre
16 g Protein
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Thoughtful and empathetic are words often used to describe Courtney. She strives to create genuine connections with clients and works to create an inclusive space for all. She is passionate about working with individuals struggling with health issues, yo-yo dieting recovery, disordered eating and helping clients feel at peace with food and their bodies.