We typically only have a recipe on Mondays unless there is something you really need to prepare. This is it. It’s a social media sensation.
If you’re not on TikTok, the social media app that your kids are on, you’re really missing some things that aren’t wacky dances. Like this recipe.
This recipe has gone viral, and our sources tell us that it is as good as it looks. Our friend Angela Moody whipped it up yesterday and made it gluten-free along with dairy-free.
Baked Feta Pasta
2 pt. cherry or grape tomatoes
1 shallot, quartered
3 cloves garlic, smashed
1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil, divided
Crushed red pepper flakes
1 (8-oz.) block feta
3 sprigs thyme
10 oz. pasta
Zest of 1 lemon (optional)
Heat oven to 400°. In a large ovenproof skillet or medium baking dish, combine tomatoes, shallot, garlic, and most of the olive oil. Season with salt and red pepper flakes and toss to combine.
Place feta into center of tomato mixture and drizzle top with remaining olive oil. Scatter thyme over tomatoes. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until tomatoes are bursting and feta is golden on top.
Meanwhile, in a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta according to package instructions. Reserve ½ cup pasta water before draining.
To skillet with tomatoes and feta, add cooked pasta, reserved pasta water, and lemon zest (if using) to skillet and stir until completely combined. Garnish with basil before serving.
Photos courtesy of Angela Moody