Everyone loves pasta, but if you’re out of ingredients or just trying to eat healthier, this baked feta pasta is the perfect solution. It’s flavorful and delicious without all the carbs that traditional pasta has. You can even add chicken for a heartier meal!
Blog post intro paragraph: Baked Feta Pasta recipe Everyone loves pasta, but if you’re out of ingredients or just trying to eat healthier this baked feta pasta is the perfect solution. It’s flavorful and delicious without all the carbs that traditional pasta has. You can even add chicken for a heartier meal!
prep: 20 mins cook: 40 mins total: 60 mins Servings: 6 Yield: 6 servings
½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
½ cup olive oil
1 cup baby spinach
½ cup sliced red bell pepper
2 pints cherry tomatoes
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
4 cloves peeled garlic, or more to taste
¼ teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ cup sliced red onion
1 (12 ounce) package penne pasta
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 (8 ounce) package Cheese, feta
½ teaspoon dried basil
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Combine cherry tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, red pepper flakes, black pepper, Italian seasoning, basil, and sea salt in a 13×9-inch baking dish.
Make room in the middle of the pan and add block of feta cheese. Flip in oil, making sure cheese remains intact and becomes well coated.
Bake in the preheated oven until the cherry tomatoes begin to blister and split, 40 to 45 minutes.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain and reserve about 1 cup of the pasta water.
Remove feta-tomato mixture from the oven. Mash garlic, tomatoes, onions, and peppers with a heavy spoon and mix with the feta cheese, creating a sauce. Stir in spinach and cooked pasta. The spinach will get cooked from the heat of the pasta sauce and pasta. Add pasta water, a little at a time if needed, to reach desired consistency. Mix well and serve.
Per Serving: 497 calories; protein 14.3g; carbohydrates 50.7g; fat 27.8g; cholesterol 33.7mg; sodium 513.1mg.