Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well. Fall is officially upon us here in Virginia and I would actually say I’m feeling winter getting closer and closer. For today’s installment of trying social media recipes, I am going to be reviewing feta pasta. I have had feta before (it goes on my pizza), so I wasn’t worried about that aspect. I was worried about the tomatoes because I can’t stand them. I was excited to try this recipe and tweak it a bit to add more veggies. So without further ado.
*This recipe has a serving of 4, so if you want to make more, double the block of feta cheese and add more veggies.
-pasta (I use penne)
-feta cheese, 8 oz block
-grape tomatoes, 20oz
-red pepper flakes
- Preheat oven to 400
- Cut onions and peppers in medium to big pieces
- Put the tomatoes, onions, peppers, garlic in a baking dish
- Drizzle (generously) with olive oil and add your spices
- Mix all together until mixed and coated with oil and spices
- Move the vegetables away so you can put the feta block in the middle of the baking dish
- Drizzle a bit more olive oil and spices on the feta block
- Bake in oven for 35 minutes.
- Cook pasta at this time. When pasta is done, put spinach in a strainer and then pour your pasta and pasta water onto the spinach. This will cook the spinach. Transfer into a mixing bowl.
- After 35 minutes, you should be able to squish the tomatoes and feta with a fork. Mix the feta and veggies together in the baking dish. Pour the feta mixture into your bowl with the pasta and spinach. Mix and enjoy.
Omg I love this. It is very filling, which I would say is the feta. This is not a hard recipe to make and it’s extremely flavorful. A couple notes though, most recipes I’ve seen use cherry tomatoes, but when I made it the first time they only had grape tomatoes. You will notice that I didn’t add any measurements and that is because I just season and add until it looks right. That probably isn’t helpful, so I will say that the recipe I used the first time said ½ cup of olive oil. As for seasonings I just sprinkle until I can see it on my veggie mixture. Again this is one of my favorite social media recipes to date, I completely understand the hype. One last note, you can use other pasta types but I would not recommend chickpea pasta. I give this recipe 5/5.
Hope you enjoyed! Until next time.