Looking for a simple recipe that will satisfy all your cheesy cravings? Look no further than delicious feta pasta. Known for its tangy flavor and smooth texture, feta cheese can make any pasta dish sing. And with just a few simple ingredients, you can create your own mouth-watering feta pasta recipe that’s sure to impress.
In this blog post, we’ll show you how to make our favorite feta pasta recipe that’s perfect for both weeknight dinners and special occasions. Trust us, once you try this cheesy delight, you’ll never want to go back to plain old spaghetti.
Step 1: Boil the Pasta
To get started, you’ll need to boil your pasta. We recommend using penne or fusilli as they tend to hold onto the sauce well. Make sure to salt your water generously to give the pasta flavor. Cook it according to the package instructions until it’s al dente – meaning it still has a slight bite to it.
Step 2: Prep Your Sauce
While your pasta is cooking, you can start prepping your sauce. The star of this dish is, of course, the feta cheese. Grab a block of feta (ideally made with sheep’s milk) and crumble it into a baking dish. Add some olive oil, cherry tomatoes, garlic, and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Mix everything together so that the ingredients are well distributed.
Step 3: Bake It
Once your pasta is cooked, drain it and add it to the baking dish with the feta sauce. Toss everything together so that the pasta is coated in the sauce. Then place the dish in the oven and bake it for 15-20 minutes or until the feta has melted and everything is hot and bubbly.
Step 4: Add Some Greens
While your pasta is baking, you can add some greens to the dish. We like to use baby spinach as it adds a nice pop of color and texture. Simply toss the spinach into the baking dish and give everything a quick stir. The heat from the pasta will wilt the spinach just enough to give it a nice, tender texture.
Step 5: Serve and Enjoy
Once your feta pasta is hot and bubbly, take it out of the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Then, dish it out into bowls or plates and serve it up family-style. You can sprinkle some more red pepper flakes on top for a little extra kick. Pair it with a simple green salad or some garlic bread for a complete meal.
And there you have it, a simple but delicious feta pasta recipe that’s sure to please. This cheesy delight is perfect for busy weeknights when you don’t have a ton of time to cook. But it’s also fancy enough to serve at dinner parties or other special occasions. Feel free to experiment with the recipe by adding your favorite herbs or veggies. But no matter how you make it, this feta pasta is bound to become a family favorite. Enjoy!