Spicy Baked Feta Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • half red onion, sliced
  • 5 cloves garlic, smashed
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 (7-oz.) block feta
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 300 g pasta of your choice (Pasta shells, Farfalle, Macaroni)
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro

Recipe:

  1. Slice the red onion, zucchini, and bell pepper.  Smash the garlic cloves.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  3. Add the cherry tomatoes to a baking tray along with the sliced onion, zucchini, bell pepper, smashed garlic, chili powder, garam masala, cumin seeds, salt, and olive oil.
  4. Mix everything thoroughly in the baking tray and add feta to center of mixture.
  5. Bake for about 40 minutes until the tomatoes are bursting and the feta is golden on top.
  6. In the meantime, bring about 1 L of water to boil in a medium-sized pot, and add salt.
  7. Place the pasta in the boiling water, and cook according to the instructions on the package, for about 10 minutes or so, until desired tenderness has been reached.
  8. Remove from heat and reserve 1/2 cup pasta water before draining.
  9. Add the cooked pasta to the baked mixture along with pasta water, and cilantro.
  10. Mix for a few minutes to incorporate all of the flavors before serving.

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