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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Meal Prep, Lunch, Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 3
Calories 505 kcal

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Feta tomato pasta is one of my favorite dishes. In fact, it is perfect for multiple occasions. First of all if you know, you have guests coming and want to prepare something, where you are 100% sure it will work. Second, it is great, if you want to cook for a week, take it to work or warm up at home. Third, it is amazing, if you come home tired and need a dinner for yourself or the whole family: you can prepare all the ingredients in 2 minutes and place feta with all ingredients for baking in the oven. In the meantime you can cook pasta and just relax.

Pasta type to use

Evidently, you can use any pasta you like in this recipe. But there are some advantages of certain pasta types. Short pasta types make a dish non-sticky and it is easier to warm up. But if you are a big fan of long pasta types, like spaghetti or tagliatelle, you can use them too.

What are the health benefits of whole wheat pasta?

First of all you can use regular pasta or whole wheat pasta. I definitely recommend eating more whole wheat pasta.

The reason for this is that whole wheat pasta is richer in nutrients and minerals. Due to the complex carbohydrates you consume eating whole wheat pasta, you feel fuller for a longer period of time. Complex carbohydrates take longer to digest and contain fiber. Following whole wheat pasta has a very positive effect on your digestive system and helps to stabilize blood sugar level.

Can I use regular pasta and still eat healthy?

On the other hand, you can still use regular pasta and eat healthy.
In case you do not like the taste of whole wheat pasta, go for regular pasta. In any case, you can add fiber and nutrients combining pasta with side dishes. Without a doubt, the best side dishes to add more fiber, vitamins and nutrients are roasted, grilled or steamed vegetables, mushrooms, salads and beans and lentils.


recipe How to make feta tomato pasta

Feta tomato pasta – easy, quick and perfect for mealprep

Just a few ingredients and very short preparation time and the best tomato feta pasta is ready.

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5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Meal Prep, Lunch, Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 3
Calories 505 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 240 g pasta of your choice*
  • 100 g feta
  • 70 g tomato sauce
  • 350 g cherry tomatoes
  • 70 g pitted olives
  • 15 g olive oil

Spices:

  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • tsp black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 20 g parmesan for serving

Instructions

  • Put 70 g tomato sauce in a baking dish, add 350 g cherry tomatoes cut in halves, 70 g pitted olives, spices (1 teaspoon dry rosemary, ⅓ tsp black pepper, 1 clove garlic) and 15 g olive oil. Mix.
    70 g tomato sauce, 350 g cherry tomatoes, 70 g pitted olives, 15 g olive oil, 1 teaspoon rosemary, ⅓ tsp black pepper, 1 clove garlic
    feta tomato pasta
  • Add 100 g feta. You don’t need to add salt, because feta is already salted.
    100 g feta
    feta tomato pasta
  • Bake at 200 C / 390 F for 40-45 minutes.
    feta tomato pasta
  • Cook 240 g of pasta al dente (according to the instructions on the package).
    240 g pasta of your choice*
    pasta for feta tomato pasta
  • Take baked feta out of the oven, mash feta with vegetables and spices with a fork. Add the cooked pasta, mix. If the sauce is dry, you can add pasta water. I added 40 g.
    feta tomato pasta
  • Sprinkle with parmesan.
    20 g parmesan for serving
    serve feta tomato pasta

Notes

Tips *I recommend using short pasta: penne, rigatoni, fusilli, orecchiette, farfalle.

Nutrition

Calories: 505kcalCarbohydrates: 69gProtein: 18gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 977mgPotassium: 548mgFiber: 5gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 947IUVitamin C: 29mgCalcium: 287mgIron: 2mg
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Nutrition Facts< Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Feta tomato pasta – easy, quick and perfect for mealprep
Amount per Serving
Calories
505
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
17
g
26
%
Saturated Fat
 
7
g
44
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
8
g
Cholesterol
 
36
mg
12
%
Sodium
 
977
mg
42
%
Potassium
 
548
mg
16
%
Carbohydrates
 
69
g
23
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
6
g
7
%
Protein
 
18
g
36
%
Vitamin A
 
947
IU
19
%
Vitamin C
 
29
mg
35
%
Calcium
 
287
mg
29
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

FAQ and health benefits Top health benefits and facts


Which pasta type should I use for feta tomato pasta

In brief, I recommend using short pasta types. Because long pasta types (e.g. spaghetti, tagliatelle, bucatini, fettuccine) are very difficult to mix and to warm up. Following this, using short pasta types (like penne, rigatoni orecchiette) your dish will be non sticky. In addition you can easily warm it up, if you prepare your pasta in advance for the whole week.

What ingredients are needed for baked feta with tomato pasta?

To make baked feta with tomato pasta you need very simple ingredients: feta, cherry tomatoes, oil, olives, tomato sauce and spices. Check exact measurements under this link.

How do you cook and bake feta and tomatoes?

First you bake feta with tomatoes, tomato sauce, olives and species in the oven. In the meantime you cook pasta and mix it with mashed feta tomato sauce. Exact cooking and baking time is here.

Can I change the recipe to include different types of pasta or other vegetables?

You can change vegetables and pasta in feta tomato pasta, for example:
1) You can add pumpkin to pasta with feta, check the recipe here.
2) Instead of cherry, you can take other tomato types. This is especially delicious in the summer, when tomatoes ripen in the sun, not in greenhouses.
3) If the tomatoes are juicy, then the tomato sauce can be excluded from the recipe
4) You can definitely change the recipe and take any pasta type you want. The best pasta types to use are described above.
5) Instead of olives, you can bake peeled and diced eggplant or zucchini.
6) Instead of rosemary, you can take basil, it will also be very delicious.

How long is feta with tomatoes baked and at what temperature?

Feta with tomatoes is baked for 40-45 minutes at 200 C / 390 F.

What to add to baked feta and tomato paste?

To make baked feta and tomato more tasty add olives, olive oil and your favorite spices. Absolutely delicious to add are basil and rosemary.

How to store and reheat leftovers?

In general, the leftovers should be stored in the fridge.
If there is any pasta left, you can reheat it. In this case, I pour 50 g of water into a pan, bring it to a boil, add the pasta. Then heat the pasta for 5 minutes over medium heat under the lid. First 3 minutes without stirring, so that steam passes through the pasta. Then stir pasta for 2 minutes. The pasta is ready.

How do you make a tomato sauce for feta pasta?

To make a tomato sauce for feta pasta you add tomato sauce (passata sauce, you can buy it in the nearest supermarket), tomatoes and feta to a baking form and bake it for 40-45 minutes. Next you take it out of the oven and mash with a fork.

Can I use cherry tomatoes for feta tomato pasta?

You can use cherry tomatoes for feta tomato pasta. In fact, I recommend using cherry tomatoes for dishes you bake. Cherry tomatoes get very delicious after baking. In general, I recommend using other tomato types except for cherry, only in the summer. Naturally they are sweeter and more aromatic in the summer, because they can ripen in the sun.

How do you cook feta cheese in pasta?

You do not need to cook feta cheese in pasta. The best way to prepare feta tomato pasta is to bake feta with tomatoes, tomato sauce and oil in the oven. Finally mix cooked pasta with mashed feta and tomato and the pasta is ready.

How long does feta tomato pasta last in the refrigerator?

Feta tomato pasta can last in the refrigerator up to 3 days. If you are preparing your pasta in advance, check how to warm up pasta above in these FAQ.

What are some good side dishes to serve with feta tomato pasta?

The best side dishes to serve with feta tomato pasta are:
1) Salad. Add arugula or spinach salad as a side dish and sprinkle it with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
2) Bruschetta
3) Garlic bread
4) Focaccia
5) Vegetables. You can steam cauliflower, broccoli, and green beans. Or roast zucchini, eggplant, carrots, parsnips.
6) Tomato salad with parmesan and basil
7) Tofu and mushrooms. Without a doubt adding it, you can get more protein.

How can I make feta tomato pasta more flavorful?

To make feta tomato pasta more flavorful use:
1) Tomatoes that ripen in the sun and tomato sauce that is made out of ripe tomatoes. As a result you dish is going to be more sweet
2) Add spices you like. The best spices to add to feta tomato pasta is basil and rosemary.

How many calories are in feta tomato pasta?

Feta tomato pasta contains 505 calories per serving and 1.515 calories for the whole recipe.