There is FINALLY a food trend that I can participate in.  Food bloggers and Instagrammers hop on the latest trend filling your feeds with some new recipe or new food trick.  A few months ago it was the Dalgona whipped coffee and since I am not a coffee drinker, I had to sit back with fomo as the rest of my foodie friends joined in.   Then, the feta pasta bake or as I like to call Instagram pasta, made its way to my feed.  An easy pasta recipe featuring cheese and a tomato sauce.  It had my name written all over it!  Here is my version of the Feta Pasta Bake.

Feta Pasta Bake

A quick and easy homemade pasta featuring feta, cherry tomatoes and spinach

Course Entree, Main Course, Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Cherry or Grape Tomatoes *one 16 ounce container
  • 8 Ounce Block of Feta Cheese *found at Whole Foods, my HEB only had the Feta crumbles
  • 3-4 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Dry White Wine
  • 2 Garlic Cloves Minced
  • 1/2 Tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Herbs de Provence Seasoning
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Spinach Washed and Dried
  • 12 Ounces Dry Pasta (About a cup and half)

Instructions

  1. In a 13x9 inch baking dish, place block of feta in the middle, add tomatoes around the feta. Add in olive oil, herbs de provence, black pepper, wine and garlic on top of the tomatoes and feta. Bake for 30 minutes at 400 degrees.

    Block of Feta Cheese surrounded by tomatoes
  2. While cheese and tomatoes are in the oven, prepare your pasta using the package instructions. Cook until al dente. Remove water and set aside.

  3. Once the feta and tomatoes are done, use a spoon to break up the feta and tomatoes stirring until you create an evenly mixed pasta sauce.

    Block of feta cheese surrounded by roasted cherry tomatoes.
  4. Add pasta sauce to pasta and then add in your spinach. Serve warm.

    Bowl of Pasta on white background

 

The Takeaway

I generally love any quick pasta recipe, as you can see from these previous posts (One Pot Pasta and Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta).  This one is no different.  Ready in under an hour with a richer flavor profile that will have you feeling like you did something fancy!

Also, the Washington Post broke down the origins of this recipe, seems that it’s been around since about 2018, but made it to America via Tik Tok recently. Be sure to check out the originators as well and let me know what spin you put on this recipe.