Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes and Feta Cheese: Quick and Creamy

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By Ksenia
21. March 2024
Rating: 5.00
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Why this recipe is great

Pasta with cherry tomatoes and feta cheese is the easiest dish ever. Place all ingredients in the baking form and bake. Combine with pasta you love and enjoy!

“Extra easy viral dinner recipe”

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Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes and Feta Cheese: Recipe, Hacks and Tips

Pasta with tomatoes and feta cheese is the easiest dinner you can make. Why? Let’s start with the ingredients; they’re pretty simple. You need cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, olive oil, passata, and spices. As for the kitchen utensils, you’ll need a baking dish and a pot.

Besides, prepping and cooking are pretty straightforward. Just place all ingredients except for pasta into the baking form. Start with tomatoes, passata, olive oil, and black pitted olives. Olives are optional, but we recommend adding them because they flavor the sauce. Sprinkle with spices. Put a block of feta cheese in the middle. Bake in the oven for 40-50 minutes, allowing the sauce time to infuse. During baking, tomatoes release their juice. And combine it with the aroma of garlic and Italian herbs.

After placing the baking form with the sauce in the oven, put the pot on to cook the pasta. Cook until al dente. You can use any pasta you like for this recipe. We used pasta shells, but spaghetti or tagliatelle work perfectly as well. And remember the most important hack: don’t forget to preserve the pasta water!

Take the baking form out of the oven. Crush cherry tomatoes with a fork and combine them with feta into a creamy sauce.

Add pasta water and mix. Add al dente pasta and combine it into a creamy and delicious dinner. If the sauce is too thick, add more pasta water. We love the taste of black olives in the pasta. They soak up the flavorful tomato juice during baking. And give the dish a savory, slightly salty taste.

Pasta with cherry tomatoes and feta cheese is ready! Now it’s time to enjoy.

Perfect Viral Feta Pasta

You may have seen a viral recipe for pasta with cherry tomatoes on TikTok. It’s easy, quick, and so creamy! Of course, we had to try it. But as you know, the devil is in the details. And the most important thing about the recipe is the taste. To get the best taste, you need the exact instructions. So, we decided to share the recipe with all the tips for perfect viral feta pasta. First, the amount of pasta water to get the perfect sauce consistency. Second, the quantity of tomatoes, feta, and other ingredients for a creamy sauce. And finally, the exact time to bake.

One ingredient we added to the dish is olives. Pitted black olives, to be exact. We cut them in half and added them to the sauce to bake with. As the tomatoes release their juice during baking, the olives soak it up, remaining crispy. The sauce is so much better with olives. It’s rich, savory, and slightly salty and sweet.

And, of course, the spices. They can make or break the tomato sauce. We added dried rosemary, ground black pepper, and a crushed garlic clove to the baking dish. It’s the best way to add flavor to a simple tomato sauce.

What Tomatoes Are the Best for Oven Feta Pasta Recipe?

Make sure to use fresh tomatoes for this recipe. We recommend ripe tomatoes with a thin skin. Of course, it all depends on the season. Opt for seasonal tomatoes—they are so sweet and juicy! In winter or spring, cherry tomatoes are the best option, as regular tomatoes tend to have thick skin. However, in summer, you can use aromatic seasonal fresh tomatoes. The most important thing is that the tomatoes are ripe.

We found cherry tomatoes in the grocery store and went for them. If the tomatoes are large, be sure to cut them into pieces.

Creamy Feta Pasta in the Oven

What can be quicker than pasta with tomato sauce? You would fry tomatoes with onions, garlic, and spices for a classic Italian tomato pasta. But let’s be honest. Sometimes, we miss the creaminess in this kind of sauce, right? Let’s change it up. Why not add feta for a creamy and savory umami flavor?

The best part is that you don’t need to cut the feta. Place the block in the middle of the other ingredients and pop it in the oven! Bake, combine, enjoy! It’s as easy as it sounds. Don’t forget olive oil and spices for extra flavor.

More Quick Dinner Recipes

Do you love pasta and look for more quick and delicious pasta dinners? How about trying pasta with ricotta cheese and spinach? It’s creamy and smooth, and the best part is that it only takes 15 minutes to make.

Or, if you’re interested in making pasta from scratch but still need a quick recipe, consider trying potato noodles pasta. You only need potatoes, starch, salt, and water. Combine the ingredients, roll out thick pasta, and cook for 1-2 minutes. We have a recipe with spicy sauce, but you can use any sauce you prefer.

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Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes and Feta Cheese | Viral recipe

5 from 5 votes
Pasta with cherry tomatoes and feta cheese is the easiest viral recipe. It's quick and ready in no time.
Servings 3 Servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 240 g pasta
  • 100 g feta
  • 350 g cherry tomatoes
  • 70 g black pitted olives
  • 70 g passata
  • 20 g olive oil
  • Spices
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • tsp salt
  • 1 clove garlic 5 g
  • 50 g pasta water

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 200 C / 390 F degrees. Prepare the baking form, in which we will bake tomato feta sauce. Add 350 g cherry tomatoes, 20 g olive oil, 70 g passata into the baking form. Cut 70 g of black pitted olives in half and add them to the baking form.
    Ingredients in the baking form for baked feta pasta: tomatoes, passata and olives.
  • Sprinkle with spices: 1 tsp rosemary, ½ tsp ground black pepper, ⅓ tsp salt, and one clove of garlic (5 g). Stir to combine. Put 100 g feta in the middle.
    A person added spices and olive oil to the baking form.
  • Bake on top-bottom mode for 40-50 minutes at 200 C / 390 F. Stir occasionally.
    Preparing the ingredients for baked feta pasta - placing feta in the middle.
  • In the meantime, cook 240 g pasta until al dente. Save 50 g of pasta water.
    Pasta is ready to be cooked.
  • Press the baked tomatoes, olives, and feta with a fork. Add the reserved pasta water, and mix.
    Crushing feta with a fork in the baking form right after baking.
  • Add the pasta to the sauce and serve. Sprinkle with grated cheese or feta if you want.
    Mixing sauce and pasta in a pan.

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Nutrition

Calories: 510kcalCarbohydrates: 69gProtein: 17gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 1028mgPotassium: 575mgFiber: 5gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 925IUVitamin C: 29mgCalcium: 215mgIron: 3mg
Calories: 510kcal
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, European, Italian
Keywords: feta cheese and tomato pasta, pasta with cherry tomatoes and feta cheese

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