Baked Feta Pasta

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    Ingredients

    • 2 pints cherry tomatoes
    • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 8 oz block feta cheese
    • 8 oz dry pasta of your choice
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1/4 cupĀ chopped packed basil, plus more for serving

    Cooking Instructions

    Step 1
    Preheat the oven to 400Ā° F. Place the cherry tomatoes in an oven-safe baking dish. Pour the olive oil on top, and season with salt and pepper. Toss until well combined.
    Step 2
    Place the feta block in the middle of the baking dish surrounded by the cherry tomatoes, and flip it a couple of times to coat it with the olive oil and seasoning.

    Step 3
    Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes, until the cherry tomatoes burst, and the feta cheese melts.

    Step 4
    While the tomatoes and feta are baking, cook the pasta in a pot of salted water according to package instructions until al dente. Drain, reserving half a cup of the cooking liquid in case you would like to toss it in.
    Step 5
    Immediately add the garlic and basil leaves to the cooked tomatoes and feta and mix everything to combine.

    Step 6
    Transfer the cooked pasta to the baking dish and stir to combine. Garnish with more fresh basil and serve warm.

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