Monday, June 28, 2021

Mediterranean Baked Feta Pasta from @TinaKashian1 #Giveaway

Hello from TINA KASHIAN! I love pasta dishes and this one has a Mediterranean flair with Feta cheese instead of mozzarella cheese. I have two teenage girls and we first saw a similar recipe online. We added ingredients to make it our own, and everyone in my house enjoyed this dish. It’s not difficult to make and if you like the taste of Feta cheese, then you will like this dish. 


Ingredients:

8 oz block of Feta Cheese

1-quart grape tomatoes, uncut and whole

3 gloves of garlic, minced

1 teaspoon Italian seasonings

¼ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

8 oz of pasta (I used Radiatore pasta but you can use ziti, macaroni, or any other type of pasta)

Salt and Pepper to taste


 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place the block of Feta cheese in a 8 X 8 baking dish. Scatter the grape tomatoes around the feta cheese. Drizzle olive oil over the grape tomatoes and the Feta cheese. Add the minced garlic, Italian seasonings, and salt and pepper to the tomatoes. Mix tomatoes until they are well coated. Bake for 25 minutes. 


While the Feta and the tomatoes are in the oven, cook your pasta according to the package instructions.

After the Feta and tomatoes have baked for 25 minutes, remove them from the oven. Feta should be soft and creamy, and the tomatoes will have burst. Using a large spoon, mix the Feta and the burst tomatoes. If some of the tomatoes did not burst, use the back of a spoon to gently press on the unburst tomatoes until they do burst.