This baked feta is pure perfection. Cherry tomatoes, savory garlic, white wine and seasonings all simmer together to become a luxurious sauce.
I’m absolutely obsessed with hearty, veggie-packed side dishes. From these Gouda Air Fryer Eggplant Fries to my Roasted Brussels with Brown Sugar, I love making a variety of colorful items for my two boys to try.
INGREDIENTS FOR BAKED FETA:
If you’ve been living under a rock, you may or may not have heard of the viral trend for #uunifetapasta. This recipe was so popular in Finland, the grocery stores actually ran out of feta! I was intrigued, so I figured I better give this recipe a whirl. Below are the ingredients I decided to use.
- Tomatoes: You will want to choose smaller tomatoes, as they’ll burst in the oven and create liquid gold in the end. Opt for cherry, grape or miniature heirlooms.
- Feta Cheese: This recipe calls for a block of feta cheese, not crumbles. You can find feta in both cow or sheep milk varieties, so use whichever one you prefer most.
- Garlic: This ingredient isn’t a requirement, but oh is it a tasty addition! The garlic roasts in the oven and smears like butter in the end.
- Olive oil: It’s important to use a good, quality oil in this recipe. Because there are such minimal ingredients, the olive oil plays a major role in the flavor profile.
- Seasonings & Herbs: Photographed here are red pepper flakes, dried oregano, salt, black pepper and fresh basil.
- Roasted Broccoli: The original version of this recipe is mixed with pasta, but I thought I’d lighten things up with broccoli instead. This recipe would also taste fantastic over roasted cauliflower and/or spaghetti squash! Speaking of which, have you tried my Spaghetti Squash Casio e Pepe?
This recipe was completely fabulous. I can definitely tell why it’s been so popular! And did I mention how easy it was? Seriously toss all the ingredients in a shallow baking dish and the oven will do the rest! I’ll be making this on repeat, for sure.
OTHER PASTA-ISH RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE:
If you end up trying this recipe, make sure to tell me about your experience in a comment below! I’d love to hear your feedback and if you had a creative spin on this to make it your own. If you happened to snap a few shots, make sure to share them with me on Instagram so I can follow along! I love reposting your creations in my stories, it seriously makes my day.
- 8 oz. Feta Cheese Block
- Red Pepper Flakes, to taste
- Dried Oregano, to taste
- ¼ teaspoon Kosher Salt
- ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper
- 2 pints Cherry or Grape Tomatoes
- 10 Garlic Cloves, Smashed
- ½ cup Olive Oil
- ¼ cup White Wine
- 12 oz. Fresh Broccoli, roasted
- Fresh Basil, as desired for serving
- Preheat oven to 400F. Place feta cheese in the middle of a oven-safe baking dish and sprinkle with seasonings. Surround with tomatoes, smashed garlic and pour over the olive oil and wine. Gently toss tomatoes and garlic together to make sure they're evenly coated in the olive oil.
- Bake, uncovered, for 30 - 35 minutes, or until the tomatoes have burst and the feta has melted.
- While the tomatoes are baking, go ahead and roast the broccoli. You can do this in the oven, toaster oven or air fryer.
- Remove the baked feta from the oven and carefully smash the garlic and mix everything together to create the magic sauce.
- Pour over broccoli, toss together and sprinkle with fresh basil. Enjoy immediately.
NOTES ON THIS RECIPE:
- I personally have a double-oven, so I can cook the broccoli and baked feta at the same time. If you have a regular oven, I suggest roasting the broccoli first and then keep it lightly covered until the baked feta is finished. The sauce will help reheat the roasted broccoli.
- Want to make this into a full meal? Try serving it alongside my Air Fryer Fried Chicken Bites, Maryland Crab Cake Sandwiches or this Autumn Inspired Chicken Cobb Salad (VIDEO INCLUDED).
- The recipe is the exact same if you would like to swap the broccoli for 8 -10 ounces of dried pasta. If using pasta, I’d reserve 1/4 cup of the pasta water to merry the baked brie sauce with the noodles.
- The white wine is completely optional. You will get a similar taste if you use juice of 1/2 fresh lemon.
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