Baked pasta with feta cheese is a comforting and creamy dish that brings together the richness of feta and the heartiness of pasta. This recipe offers a simple yet flavorful way to enjoy a delightful casserole.


  • 12 ounces (340g) pasta (penne, fusilli, or any preferred type)
  • 8 ounces (225g) cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 block (7-8 ounces/200-225g) feta cheese
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a baking dish, combine the cherry tomatoes, minced garlic, and olive oil. Toss to coat evenly.
  3. Place the block of feta cheese in the center of the baking dish among the tomatoes.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes until the tomatoes burst and the feta turns golden and creamy.
  5. While the tomatoes and feta are baking, cook the pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  6. Once the tomatoes and feta are done, mash them together using a fork until a creamy sauce forms.
  7. Add the cooked pasta to the baking dish with the creamy tomato-feta sauce. Toss to coat the pasta evenly.
  8. Season with salt and pepper to taste, garnish with fresh basil leaves, and serve hot.

Health Benefits and Serving Suggestions:

  1. Creamy Indulgence: Baked feta pasta offers a creamy, tangy sauce without heavy cream, making it a lighter yet satisfying choice.
  2. Versatile Dish: Customize by adding spinach, olives, or grilled vegetables for extra flavor and nutrients.

This baked feta pasta casserole provides a delightful harmony of flavors and textures, making it a perfect choice for a cozy meal.

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