How To Make Baked Feta Pasta | 45 Minutes

How To Make Baked Feta Pasta | 45 Minutes This dish has been doing the rounds of social media, leading some to referring to it as Tik Tok Pasta. However, this isn’t just a viral trend without substance. It’s actually delicious. It’s wonderfully easy and a great weeknight meal. You just need a baking dish and some pasta. Combine the two later on and you’re all set up for a tasty time. Red Wine Pairing: For red wine, nothing beats a northern Italian red for rich tomato based sauces. We’re opting for Mario Giribaldi’s wicked Langhe Rosso blend. It’s got a good amount of body, with touches of spice through oak ageing. These compliment the sauce well. Then, a good amount of intense red fruit flavours meld with the tomatoes in a delightful way. It also retains a nice amount of acidity. Pinot Noir, Barbera and Nebbiolo are all high acid grapes, but Dolcetto balances them nicely. Acid is needed here. Tomatoes are acidic so you need a wine that will match that. Beyond that, it cuts through the rich cheese and keeps the dish feeling lighter on the palate than it is on the stomach!
  • Prep & Cooking Times – 45mins
  • Serves – 2 People
  • Level – Easy
Ingredients
  • 100ml Olive Oil
  • 300g Pasta (Fusilli or Spirali Work Well)
  • 1 Block of Feta Cheese
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 500g Cherry Tomatoes
  • 70g Fresh Basil
Method
  • Step 1

    Let’s learn how to make Baked Feta pasta. Begin by preheating the oven to 200 degrees centigrade.

  • Step 2

    Toss the cherry tomatoes and garlic in olive oil, salt and pepper.

  • Step 3

    Put the whole block of feta in the middle of the dish and surround it with the tomatoes. Make sure you flip the feta a few times to coat it into olive oil.

  • Step 4

    Bake the feta for 35 minutes.

  • Step 5

    Cook the pasta while the feta is in the oven.

  • Step 6

    Remove the baking tray from the oven. Take the garlic out of the cloves, they should have turned almost into a puree.

  • Step 7

    Add the pasta and basil to the dish and stir. The feta will break apart into an oozing mess, the tomatoes will pop open and the sweet roasted garlic will permeate the whole lot. The end result is a creamy sauce that’ll coat the pasta.

    Now, you know how to make baked feta pasta.

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