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Baked Feta Pasta With Cherry Tomatoes and Zucchini



Penne with Feta, Cherry Tomatoes and Zucchini

Try this recipe for a quick and easy weeknight dinner.

  • 1 box Barilla® penne
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, (divided)
  • 2 medium size zucchini, (small diced)
  • 2 pints multicolor cherry tomatoes
  • 3 slices lemon, (1/8th inch thick)
  • 8 ounces feta cheese, (1 block)
  • 1/4 cup pistachio nuts, (shelled, roughly chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano
  • 15 leaves of fresh basil, (torn)
  • salt and black pepper, (to taste)
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F and bring a pot of water to boil.

  2. Place zucchini, tomatoes, lemon, oregano in a baking dish, season with salt and pepper and 2 tbs evoo, place feta right in the center, bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile cook pasta according to directions.

  4. One minute before pasta is ready add ½ cup cooking liquid to freshly baked feta, and with the help of a spoon smash the cheese.

  5. Add drained pasta, mix well/ Stir in basil, drizzle remaining oil and combine well again. Top with pistachios before serving

This pasta recipe originally appeared on Barilla® 1 website.