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A specked pottery bowl filled with a low carb baked feta pasta with tomatoes, basil and topped with cheese

Keto Baked Feta Pasta with Tomatoes


  • Author: Kyndra Holley
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This is my take on the ever so viral Tiktok Baked Feta Pasta. While it is amazing with real pasta, spaghetti squash made a delicious substitution. 


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 large spaghetti squash or 2 small, halved and seeded
  • 8 ounce block feta cheese
  • 3 cups grape tomatoes (2 pints)
  • 1 small bulb garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 5 fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese, optional
  • cracked black pepper, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Drizzle the spaghetti squash halves with a little olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Roast the spaghetti squash for 45 minutes, or until the shreds easily pull away from the skin and are tender.
  4. Place the block of feta cheese in a the center of a large baking dish. Add the tomatoes to the dish and place them all around the feta.
  5. Slice the top off of the bulb of garlic, exposing all of the cloves and add it to the baking dish with the tomatoes and the feta.
  6. Drizzle the olive oil and balsamic over top of the feta, tomatoes and garlic.
  7. Sprinkle over the salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes. Toss the tomatoes so that they are evenly coated in the oil, vinegar, and seasonings.
  8. Add the the baking dish to the oven with the spaghetti squash and cook for 30 minutes, or until the tomatoes are just about to burst, the cheese is melty, with a golden brown top, and the garlic is roasted.
  9. Once they are done, squeeze the garlic cloves out of the bulb into the baking dish with the tomatoes.
  10. Using a fork, gently start popping the tomatoes, mashing the garlic, and mixing them into the cheese as you go. This will be the sauce for you pasta.
  11. Add the fresh torn basil and the roasted spaghetti squash and toss until the squash is evenly coated in the sauce.
  12. Top with Parmesan cheese and cracked black pepper before serving.

Notes

If your spaghetti squash produces a lot of excess moisture, you can press it with paper towels to absorb the excess. You could also wring it out in a tea towel or in a mesh nut bag. 

net carbs per serving: 9.1g

  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Greek

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 224
  • Fat: 17.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.3g
  • Fiber: 2.2g
  • Protein: 6.6g

Keywords: keto baked feta pasta, low carb tomato feta pasta, low carb pasta recipes, viral tomato feta pasta

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