Baked Tomato & Feta Pasta


Tomatoes and briny feta cheese form the base of the sauce that coats the pasta in this easy one-pan meal. Enjoy on its own as a vegetarian dinner or top with grilled chicken for some extra protein.

Baked Tomato & Feta Pasta
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 1 (18 ounce) package cherry or grape tomatoes

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or oregano

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 (5-ounce) block feta cheese

  • 8 ounces rotini or penne

  • 2 cups boiling water

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

  2. Toss tomatoes, oil, thyme (or oregano), crushed red pepper and salt together in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Place feta in the center. Bake until the tomatoes are broken down and bubbling, about 30 minutes.

  3. Add pasta to the baking dish. Whisk boiling water, tomato paste and garlic together in a measuring cup and pour it over the pasta. Stir to combine. Carefully cover with foil and bake until the pasta is tender, about 18 minutes. Remove from the oven and stir. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

453 Calories
22g Fat
51g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 453
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 14g 28%
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Vitamin A 1365IU 27%
Sodium 485mg 21%
Potassium 499mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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