This baked feta pasta recipe uses creamy feta and roasted tomatoes as a delicious sauce for spaghetti squash noodles. It’s low carb, packed with flavor and so easy to whip up!
Baked feta pasta is having a moment on TikTok (and Instagram) right now. It all started with this recipe from Jenni of Liemessa, a Finnish food blogger. The recipe became so popular that Finland grocery stores sold out of feta!
As soon as I saw the recipe on TikTok (via my friend Yumna of Feel Good Foodie), I knew I needed to try it. Isaac loves all things pasta and feta so it definitely needed to happen. I tried the original recipe with chickpea pasta and it turned amazing. Literally, Isaac and I ate the whole pan full of pasta for lunch the day I made it… it was THAT good.
Knowing that the baked feta and roasted tomato combo would make a delicious sauce for any type of pasta, I decided to make a spaghetti squash version.
As you know, I LOVE spaghetti squash and use it as a pasta sub all the time so this recipe was a no-brainer.
Making the Spaghetti Squash Pasta
I roasted the spaghetti squash (using my ring method) right alongside the baked feta and tomatoes. The oven needs to be at 400°F for both so it works out great.
The squash does take a bit longer to cook so I recommend putting that in about 20-30 minutes before you bake the feta so you have plenty of time for the squash to cook and to pull the strands.
If you’re into meal prepping, you can also roast the spaghetti squash up to 2 days in advance so it’s ready to go the night you want to make this dish.
Can I Make This With Another Cheese?
Blocked feta definitely works best for this recipe, but I have a feeling that goat cheese would work well as a substitute.
You can try crumbled feta as well, but blocked feta will give you the best results.
And be sure to pick up a high-quality block of feta. Look for one that’s packed in brine! I actually found a 16 oz block, which was perfect because I was able to cut it in half and make this recipe twice!
How to Serve This Baked Feta Pasta?
This baked feta pasta dish is hearty enough to be served as a meal on its own, but if you want additional protein I recommend pairing it with an easy protein option like chickpeas, tofu, shrimp or chicken. It pairs perfectly with my grilled apple cider vinegar chicken.
This baked feta pasta recipe uses creamy feta and roasted tomatoes as a delicious sauce for spaghetti squash noodles.
16 oz cherry tomatoes
8 oz block feta, packed in water
⅓ cup olive oil
½ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1–2 large garlic cloves, minced
¼ cup fresh chopped basil, plus more for serving
1 teaspoon lemon zest
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper, plus more for serving
1 medium spaghetti squash (about 4 cups)
cracked black pepper and fresh parmesan, for serving
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Cook squash: Start cooking your spaghetti squash using my spaghetti squash recipe. The squash cooks at 400°F as well so you can easily bake the squash and feta at the same time. Just put the squash in about 20-30 minutes before you add the feta in because the squash takes a bit longer to cook and you have to pull the strands from it as well.
Prep tomatoes and feta: Add cherry tomatoes to a rectangular baking dish and nestle the block of feta in the middle. Drizzle olive oil over the tomatoes and feta. Sprinkle on salt and pepper and use a spoon to toss until all of the tomatoes are coated.
Bake: Place in the oven for 30 minutes or until tomatoes are sizzling and feta has softened.
Season and mix: Bring dish out of the oven and sprinkle on the fresh chopped basil, minced garlic (roasted garlic would be even better), lemon zest and crushed red pepper, if using. Stir the mixture until everything is well combined.
Add squash noodles: Measure out 4 cups of cooked spaghetti squash and add to the baking dish with the baked feta and tomatoes. Use a spoon to toss until all the strands of spaghetti squash are coated.
Serve: Portion pasta and serve with extra chopped basil, crushed red pepper, cracked black pepper and fresh parmesan.
Serving Size:1/4 of recipe
Keywords: spaghetti squash baked feta pasta
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