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Feta Pasta Bake – Worth the Hype

Claire Stabbert
Posted 6/3/22

I am by no means a “TikTok” type of girl. On occasion I will look at the funny videos being uploaded if I have nothing better to do.

I did however watch a few videos on the baked feta …

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Feta Pasta Bake – Worth the Hype

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I am by no means a “TikTok” type of girl. On occasion I will look at the funny videos being uploaded if I have nothing better to do.

I did however watch a few videos on the baked feta pasta that went viral on TikTok and it is absolutely worth the hype. There is salt from the feta, the acidity from the cherry tomatoes, and we added extra fresh chopped garlic!

The only prep you will need to do is chop that garlic and your meal will be ready in 35 minutes and it is PHENOMENAL.

You will need about 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (few dashes), salt and pepper, 1-2 packages of cherry tomatoes depending on how saucy you want your pasta, 1 block feta cheese, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/2 box of your favorite pasta (I love penne), and 3 cloves fresh garlic.

Begin by preheating your oven to 400 degrees. Take a baking dish and place your cherry tomatoes along with the block of feta in the center. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper (toss to coat).

Bake for about 35 minutes until the tomatoes have burst and are nice and juicy. While the tomatoes and feta are baking, heat you pasta water and cook your pasta al dente. Reserve a cup or so of the pasta water which you may need to use if you want your dish to become saucy.

Once your dish is done baking, take it out of the oven and mash your chopped garlic, baked feta cheese, and tomatoes together. (People have stopped here and used this mixture to top bread as a nice spread!)

Next, add your pasta and stir to combine. Add a few dashes of chili flakes and add in some of that reserved starchy pasta water if you need to thin the sauce. Serve with some fresh grated parmesan and basil.

Guys, this dish is absolutely incredible and the easiest dish you will ever make. I strongly urge you to make this dish and make it often. Email cmh08343@gmail.com and tell me what you think.

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