For a simple, relaxing, and delicious weekday pasta, this grilled feta pasta with popped cherry tomatoes is a must-see. The dish is almost uninterrupted, all the magic happens in the oven. Made with only a few ingredients, it’s no wonder that this dish is all the rage in Finland. This article may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy.
Grilling grilled feta pasta with a spoon I learned about this recipe from my friend Grilled Cheese Social, who made it with a viral recipe called #uunifetapasta, which was famous in Finland by Liemessa and was originally shared by Tiiu. It has become so popular that the feta cheese in the grocery store is sold out! I have to give it a try, I understand what all the hype is about! BAKED FETA PASTA VIDEO Tutorial Ingredients and Substitutes Tomato: Choose cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes for this recipe. Their small size means the best flavor, and the appearance of tomatoes when they are cracked is impressive. Sheep cheese: Use a piece of sheep cheese for best results. This is because the chunks are processed less and will produce a more melted consistency when baked. Pasta: You can use any pasta you want, even gluten-free pasta
. Seasoning and herbs: You need olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic and basil. If you want, you can use seasonings and herbs. You can try some fresh oregano, fresh thyme, or replace fresh garlic with roasted garlic. How to make feta pasta in the oven Use an oven-safe baking pan like this one, add tomatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper and mix. Add the feta cheese to the center of the baking dish, flip it a few times, and coat with olive oil and seasoning, or add a little olive oil and a few slices of fresh black pepper. .
Bake in the oven until the tomatoes pop and the feta cheese looks melted (your house smells delicious!) A collage of 3 pictures showing the tomatoes and seasonings, then add feta cheese, then immediately after baking Remove some chopped fresh garlic and fresh basil leaves from the oven. Mix everything immediately to make the garlic soften from the heat on the plate. Put the cooked pasta on top and stir everything. Feta cheese and tomatoes basically make sauces for pasta.
3 A collage of images showing adding basil and garlic, then mixing, then adding pasta. Tips for baking FETA pasta Use the freshest ingredients possible. With so few ingredients, I recommend using fresh cherry tomatoes (not canned diced tomatoes), fresh basil and fresh minced garlic. Extra virgin olive oil makes a difference here-it is essentially an integral part of the sauce! Save the pasta water. Whenever I make pasta, I like to save ½ cup of pasta water to prevent the pasta from drying out. I didn't use it here, but if you feel that grilled feta requires more sauce, you can of course add it. Generally speaking, it helps to make the sauce smoother and creamier. Mash the baking dish with cherry tomatoes.
The rule of thumb for roasted cherry tomatoes is that if you want spicy, the frying pan will scream; if you want them to be dry roasted, put them in a single layer to allow air to circulate. We want spicy here, and I found that an 8" x 11" baking pan works well! Increase the heat of sparkling tomatoes. You can set the oven to bake for the last 2 minutes or reduce the temperature to 450 °F in the last 5 minutes of cooking. Try it on the stove. You can do this on the stove with medium and low heat as I did in this Instagram video. It only takes 10 minutes and the results are very similar. Frequently Asked Questions Can you make this with shredded feta cheese?
Yes, it is still suitable for shattered feta cheese, make sure to stack the feta cheese in the middle to form a melted consistency. Can you use any other types of cheese for this? Yes, I tried it with goat cheese, it creates the perfect creamy texture, but the cooking time may be shortened, depending on the size of the cheese cubes. I have also heard that the use of high-quality whole ricotta cheese has been successful. What type of paste is best to use in this recipe? I have seen it made of macaroni, pasta, bow ties and other materials. I really don't think the wrong paste form is used. However, I like things with curves or edges so that the sauce will stick to more of the pasta.
How long does it last? It is best to serve this pasta directly from the baking tray. If you have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for the next few days. Large bowl of grilled feta pasta with cherry tomatoes and basil The grilled feta and juicy cherry tomatoes are absolutely delicious. Irresistible. Add some pasta, this dish is a weekend dinner dream come true! I am fascinated, I hope you will try it and like it! More pasta recipes: a plate of pasta cheese stuffed crust baked pasta with grated Turkish pesto, pumpkin pasta, lemon ricotta pasta, shrimp Arrabiata pasta, shrimp and garlic pasta, roasted red pepper pasta Recipe and leave me a comment below! I would love to hear your experience of doing this. If you take any photos, please share them with me on Instagram so I can repost my story.