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Strawberry Basil Feta Bake


Strawberry Basil Feta BakeStrawberry Basil Feta Bake

You will love this recipe from the primary aromas – after simply 10 minutes within the oven! Should you’ve heard of the favored TikTok feta and tomato pasta bake we’ve remodeled this meals pattern into a straightforward spring-to-summer pasta. Introducing our Strawberry Basil Feta Pasta. I’m not drooling, you’re drooling!

This can be a low-maintenance recipe with beneath 20 minutes of prep time. And a terrific one to win anybody over at a pot-luck, yard BBQ, or just a household dinner. It’s extraordinarily versatile as you possibly can select your favourite pasta noodles; calling all bow-tie, penne, and rigatoni lovers! This pasta may also be served as a scorching pasta or a chilly pasta salad, as these flavors collectively are simply winners. I really favor it as a chilly pasta salad, however that’s simply me! The sunshine and recent flavors that the strawberries and basil create are too scrumptious.

BTW, I ought to introduce myself… My identify is Kennedy Profaizer and I’m at the moment engaged on my Masters in Dietetics to grow to be a Registered Dietitian. I get pleasure from cooking, sustainability, and the social media side of meals and diet; so working with Serena and Deanna was absolutely the good match!

At first, I used to be very nervous making this. I figured, nicely, that is going to be implausible or an entire dud. I’m glad it was not a dud. The candy juices from the strawberries, blended with the salty creaminess from the feta and the freshness the basil brings in: ugh I’m obsessed!

Query: Should you might be one pasta what would you be? I believe I’d be bow-tie, as a result of I prefer to assume I’m very fancy! 😉

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Description

Like the favored TikTok baked tomato feta recipe, however with new spring and summer season flavors of strawberries and basil. Serve it with pasta as a chilly picnic salad, or room temperature.


  • 2 kilos of recent strawberries, stemmed and quartered
  • 1 block (8 oz) of feta cheese
  • 4 tablespoons of additional virgin olive oil, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 pound of your favourite pasta noodles
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1 cup of recent basil, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of decreased balsamic French dressing, non-obligatory


  1.  Preheat oven to 400 levels Fahrenheit. Mist a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Add reduce strawberries into baking dish and drizzle strawberries with 2 tablespoons of olive oil; toss with fingers to fully cowl strawberries.
  3. Add block of feta to the center of the dish, no strawberries must be beneath the feta however all strawberries ought to encompass the feta. Drizzle the final 2 tablespoons of olive oil on prime of feta block and sprinkle with pepper. Bake for 40 minutes till feta is a lightweight golden brown and strawberries are mushy and effervescent of their juices.
  4. Whereas the feta and strawberries are cooking, boil water for pasta in a big pot. When boiling, stir within the salt.
  5.  Cook dinner pasta noodles based on bundle instructions. 
  6. Drain pasta noodles when finished cooking al dente; saving ¼ to ½ cup of pasta water earlier than draining. The starch from the pasta water helps thicken pasta sauce. 
  7. As soon as strawberries are finished, break up feta and blend with strawberries. Add blended strawberries and feta sauce to pot of noodles and stir collectively. Add a number of tablespoons of pasta water. End with chopped basil and provides it one other couple stirs.
  8. Serve both heat from the pot into bowls or cool for 2-3 hours within the fridge to function a chilly pasta salad and add non-obligatory drizzle of decreased balsamic French dressing. 

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