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Baked Feta Cheese Traditional

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Baked Feta Cheese Traditional

45 minutes total

  • Moderate
  • Traditional

Baked feta pasta is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that has taken the internet by storm. This recipe combines the tangy flavor of feta cheese with the sweetness of roasted tomatoes and the richness of pasta, resulting in a mouthwatering meal that is perfect for any occasion. Whether you're looking for a quick weeknight dinner or a crowd-pleasing dish for your next gathering, baked feta pasta is sure to impress. So grab your ingredients and get ready to indulge in this irresistible pasta dish!



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Serves 4

1 Box Barilla® Penne
4 Tbs E.V.O.O, divided​
2 Medium size zucchini , 1/2 inch diced​
2 Pints multicolor cherry tomatoes​
3 Slices of lemon, ½ cm thick​
8 Oz feta cheese, whole​
¼ Cup pistachio, roughly chopped​
1 Tbs fresh oregano, roughly chopped​
15 Leaves of basil, torn ​
TIP Salt, Pepper to taste ​
TIP 2 grated lemon zest on the dish for topping instead of pistachios​


Individuals with allergies or specific dietary concerns should verify that the ingredients they utilize for the recipes comply with their restrictions. *Such a line meets the VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE, LACTOSE-FREE AND KOSHER needs


Step 1

Preheat oven to 200° C and bring a pot of salted water to boil.​

Step 2

Place zucchini, tomatoes, lemon and oregano in a baking dish, season with salt, pepper and half E.V.O, place feta right in the center. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.​

  • zucchini
  • tomatoes
  • lemon
  • oregano
  • salt
  • pepper
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • feta cheese

Step 3

Meanwhile cook pasta according to package directions. One minute before pasta is fully cooked add half cup of cooking liquid to feta veggies mixture, and with the help of a spoon smash the cheese and stir.​

  • pasta

Step 4

Fold in drained pasta, mix well, add basil and drizzle with remaining extra virgin olive oil.​

  • basil

Step 5

Top with pistachios before serving.​

  • pistachios

Passive cooking

Did you know you can now cook your pasta cutting emission by up to 80%? Try using Passive Cooking, and innovative method that involves using residual heat from just-boiled water to cook pasta, eliminating the need for constant boiling and monitoring. The result is a more sustainable, energy-efficient, and time-saving way to cook pasta.


Did you know you can cook pasta with 80% less emissions? Try Passive Cooking! It uses heat from just-boiled water to cook pasta, no need to keep boiling or watch it. This is a better way to cook pasta, saving energy, time, and being more eco-friendly.

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