This baked goat cheese pasta is our spin on the viral “baked feta pasta” that went viral in Finland, and made the grocery stores in Finland ran out of feta cheese.
we made this recipe with goat cheese instead of feta cheese and we added spinach and mushrooms.
This baked goat cheese pasta is made with cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, fresh basil, baby spinach, mushrooms, balsamic vinegar, garlic, olive oil, and spices.
This whole dish can be made in under an hour, and it’s beyond easy to make.
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What you will need for this Baked Goat Cheese Pasta recipe:
Goat cheese- use a block of goat cheese for this recipe. use your favorite brand and kind of goat cheese, most will work great.
Cherry tomatoes- use the best quality cherry tomatoes that you can find. Cherry grape tomatoes are extra flavorful, also cherry Roma tomatoes are very flavorful.
Baby spinach- we used baby spinach for this recipe, but regular spinach will work great as well.
Mushrooms- we used champignon mushrooms for this recipe, but you can use any of your favorite mushrooms.
Cooked pasta- we used Casarecce and Rotini pasta in this recipe, but you can use any kind of pasta that you’d like.
Balsamic vinegar- adds a delicious flavor.
Olive oil- we used extra virgin olive oil for this recipe.
Salt- we like to use kosher salt for this recipe.
Black pepper- for flavor.
Fresh basil- adding fresh basil makes this dish extra flavorful and it gives it a fresh aroma.
Dried oregano- we used dried oregano for this recipe.
Fresh garlic- use your favorite kind of fresh garlic.
If you like your pasta a little bit spicy, add 1/3 tsp of chili flakes.
How to make Baked Goat Cheese Pasta:
1. preheat an oven to 200c (400f).
2. Add the cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach, and garlic to an oven-friendly baking dish.
3. Toss the cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, garlic, and spinach with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, black pepper, and oregano.
4. Add a block of feta cheese in the middle of the dish and place all the cherry tomatoes around it.
5. Drizzle 1 tbsp of olive oil on top of the block of feta cheese and sprinkle it with chili flakes and oregano.
6. Bake in a preheated oven for 20-30 minutes or until the tomatoes are cooked through and the block of feta cheese is softened.
7. Cook the pasta with a tbsp of kosher salt.
8. Remove the baking dish from the oven and mash the feta block with a fork, then mix it with the tomatoes until a creamy sauce forms.
9. Add the fresh basil and the cooked pasta, mix well.
10. Serve hot as a dinner or lunch and enjoy!
frequently asked questions:
what to do if my pasta dish is too dry?
This can be solved easily when cooking the pasta, save some pasta water, and add it if needed.
Can I use crumbled goat cheese?
A block of goat cheese is the ultimate way to make this recipe, although, crumbled goat cheese can work as well. Keep an eye on it when it’s in the oven, crumbled goat cheese burns faster.
What pasta kind should I use for this recipe?
We made this pasta dish with casarecce and Rotini pasta, but any kind of pasta is supposed to work great for this recipe. Try to use short pasta for the best results.
How long will this Baked Goat Cheese Pasta last?
This Baked Goat Cheese Pasta will last for 3-5 days in the fridge, stored in an airtight container.
How to serve Baked Goat Cheese Pasta?
Serve this pasta dish at a picnic, barbecue, or party. This recipe fits any type of occasion. Serve this pasta dish next to your favorite protein, next to a grilled chicken, hamburger, tofu, etc.
serve it by itself! This baked goat cheese pasta is filled with fresh vegetables, carbs from the pasta, and healthy fats from olive oil. This recipe makes a perfect brunch, lunch, or dinner!
Can I use whole grain pasta for this recipe?
Yes! You can use any kind of your favorite pasta kinds and pasta shapes, like chickpea pasta, brown rice pasta, spinach pasta, quinoa pasta, etc.
Can I make this pasta dish vegan?
Yes. It is very easy to make this recipe vegan, simply replace the goat cheese with vegan goat cheese.
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