3 Way Feta Pasta

Mix up your pasta game with these feta cheese pasta recipes. Three different pasta recipes including feta cheese with cannoli pasta, gnocchi, and spaghetti.

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Tara Maini

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Ingredients

No matter how you take your pasta, its an undeniable fact that it goes better with cheese. So, here is three ways you can mix up your pasta game with three recipes featuring feta cheese. We're talking pasta a la vodka, grilled chicken & pesto gnocchi and spinach cannelloni feta pasta.

Method

Pre-heat oven to 200ºC.  

In a baking dish, add the feta, tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, chilli flakes and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes until softened, then grill for about 5-8 minutes until golden and lightly charred.

Transfer the tomatoes and feta and sauce to a blender. Add the vodka and blend until completely smooth and creamy. 

Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to package directions. Keep ½ cup pasta cooking water. 

Toss the pasta with the sauce and add pasta water as need to make a smooth and silky coating. 

Serve garnished with grated parmesan cheese and basil.

For the chicken pesto pasta, pre-heat oven to 200ºC.  

In a baking dish, add the feta, tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, chilli flakes and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes until softened, then grill for about 5-8 minutes until golden and lightly charred.

Stir pesto and grilled chicken and gnocchi into it when it’s done baking. Mix together and serve with toasted pine nuts and parmesan cheese

For the spinach cannelloni, pre-heat oven to 200ºC.  

In a baking dish, add the feta, tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, chilli flakes and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes until softened, then grill for about 5-8 minutes until golden and lightly charred.

After baking, separate the tomatoes and garlic form the feta into a jug and set aside. 

Add the spinach and nutmeg to the feta. Mash to combine. 

Divide the spinach mixture between the lasagna sheet and roll it into logs. Arrange into a baking tray to fit. 

Blend the tomatoes and garlic until smooth and pour overtop the cannelloni. Sprinkle with mozzarella.  Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown. 

Garnish with parsley before serving

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Tara Maini

Tara Maini

Tara has always loved cooking, just ask her siblings. who acted as taste testers for all her creations growing up. As an adult, she trained in restaurants before heading to culinary school, where she mastered the basics of French cooking, baking and pastry – her biggest passion today. She might have fine dining training, but Tara still has simple taste...she’d eat chicken nuggets every day if she could. When she’s not experimenting in the kitchen, you can find Tara try to work out, reading cookbooks and finding new hobbies besides food.

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