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Baked Feta Pasta with Mushrooms and a large spoon
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Baked Feta Pasta with Mushrooms

This Baked Feta Pasta with Mushrooms recipe is simple to make and creates the perfect sauce combination that provides a sweet, salty creamy pasta.
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: baked, feta, Pasta
Servings: 4
Calories: 664kcal
Author: Ayeh
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Ingredients

  • 400 g short pasta (I've used casarecce)
  • 500 g mixed mushrooms (I’ve used shiitake and brown mushrooms)
  • 1 red onion
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 160 g block of feta cheese
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil (with some extra)
  • 1 pinch dried oregano
  • 100 g baby spinach
  • 4 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 handful toasted pine nuts
  • Squeeze of lemon (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F
  • Slice mushrooms and onion and place into an oven dish
  • Add garlic cloves whole in their skin along with the fresh thyme leaves
  • Drizzle over the olive oil and give a quick mix and massage with your hands so everything is nicely coated
  • Add the block of feta in the middle of the dish and place all the mushroom mixture around it evenly
  • Season the feta with oregano and a drizzle of olive oil
  • Bake in the oven for 25 minutes until mushrooms are nicely golden and feta has softened
  • When mushrooms have 10 minutes left on the cooking time, start to cook the pasta in heavily salted water. As always, don’t forget to save some pasta water on the side
  • Remove oven dish and gently peel garlic cloves from their skin. Using a fork, mash the garlic cloves in the same oven tray
  • Give it all a mix together breaking up the feta cheese with a spoon
  • First add the spinach then top with the cooked pasta with a good splash of pasta water. Mix together quickly to create a beautiful creamy sauce. If it’s too thick, add more pasta water
  • Add pine nuts right before serving so they keep their crunch and serve your creamy sauce Baked Feta Mushroom Pasta :). If you find it too salty add a good squeeze of lemon to balance it out

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Nutrition

Calories: 664kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 486mg | Potassium: 827mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2515IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 260mg | Iron: 3mg