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Baked Feta Pasta

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: Finnish

Description

Baked Feta Pasta is a viral recipe called uunifetapasta made famous in Finland by Liemessa that is prepared simply by baking feta and tomatoes then when ready cooked pasta is tossed on it.


Ingredients

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  • 200 g dried macaroni pasta, cooked according to packet instructions, reserve 1/2 cup of cooking liquid
  • 2 x 250 g punnet cherry tomatoes
  • 200 g block feta cheese
  • handful fresh basil, roughly chopped plus more for serving
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a baking dish place cherry tomatoes and olive oil, season it with salt, freshly ground pepper and minced garlic then toss to coat tomatoes with oil.
  2. Place a whole block of feta in the middle, flip it to coat it with the seasoning and olive oil.
  3. Bake in a 200C preheated oven for 35 minutes or until the cherry tomatoes burst and the feta cheese melts.
  4. Remove baking tray from oven, immediately add the chopped basil leaves and cooked pasta, toss everything to combine, if you want a bit of moisture to you dish add some of the reserved cooking liquid.
  5. Serve, garnish with extra basil leave and enjoy while hot.