Easy Baked Feta Pasta

Dive into a world of flavors with our Roasted Feta and Tomato Pasta. This dish harmoniously combines the tanginess of feta with the juiciness of cherry tomatoes, culminating in a truly Mediterranean experience. Whether you’re a fan of feta or just looking for a delightful twist on your regular pasta night, this recipe promises a savory dance for your taste buds. It’s not just a meal, but a journey to a sun-kissed Grecian isle, right from the comfort of your kitchen!


  • 1 pound (450g) cherry tomatoes
  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
  • 8-ounce (225g) block feta cheese
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 8 ounces (225g) pasta, your choice
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (optional, for balancing acidity)
  • ¼ cup freshly chopped basil, with extra for garnish


  1. Preheat your oven to 395°F (200°C).
  2. In a baking or cast-iron dish, combine cherry tomatoes with a splash of olive oil, a pinch of salt, and pepper. Toss well, ensuring tomatoes are well-coated.
  3. Create a space in the center of the dish and nestle the feta block in. Drizzle the feta with some olive oil and sprinkle with red pepper flakes, a touch of salt, and pepper.
  4. Roast in the oven for about 30 minutes, until tomatoes are soft and bursting.
  5. While the feta and tomatoes are baking, cook the pasta in salted water (omit oil) until it reaches an al dente texture. Save about 1 cup of the pasta water for later.
  6. Once out of the oven, add chopped garlic and a handful of fresh basil to the dish.
  7. With a fork or spoon, blend the melted feta and tomatoes, creating a creamy sauce. Should the sauce taste too tangy, stir in the optional sugar.
  8. Toss the cooked pasta into the sauce, ensuring it’s well-coated. If the sauce seems too thick, introduce a bit of the reserved pasta water to reach your desired consistency.
  9. Serve immediately, sprinkling extra fresh basil on top for a finishing touch. Enjoy your warm, comforting meal!

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