Baked Mediterranean Pasta

This Mediterranean Pasta Bake is a simple but tasty dish, fantastic for any week’s dinner. Enjoy this creamy pasta with just a few ingredients and tons of flavor.

Mediterranean Pasta

Roasted Mediterranean vegetable pasta is a creamy, vibrant, wonderful pasta bake that you can enjoy any night of the week. It’s always a crowd-pleaser and it’s so simple to toss together it will no doubt be impressive as well.

From the cooked pasta to the roasted tomatoes, olives, and garlic in every bite to the wonderful feta cheese and mozzarella every bite of this Mediterranean vegetable pasta bake is a surefire way to win at the dinner table. 

Mediterranean Baked Feta

With this Mediterranean veg pasta bake, we combine oven-roasted veggies with some backed feta cheese to create a depth of caramelized flavor that cannot be beaten.

It’s so gosh darn tasty that it should be served in a fancy restaurant. Thankfully though, it can be made in your own kitchen so shoes are optional. 

Mediterranean Baked Pasta Ingredients

Ingredients you’ll need for Mediterranean Pasta

  • Short dry pasta
  • Olive oil
  • Yellow onion
  • Garlic cloves
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Italian seasoning
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Kalamata olives
  • Feta cheese
  • Fresh basil
  • Mozzarella cheese

For the exact amounts needed please see the recipe card below.

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How to Make Mediterranean Pasta Bake

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Cook the pasta according to the package directions and set aside.

Chop an onion into small pieces and add it to a small pot with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Cook until soft.

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Season with salt.

Add in the minced garlic and cook until fragrant (about 30 seconds). Then set the pan aside.

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Crumble the feta cheese and place it into a baking tray with olives, cherry tomato, Italian seasoning, and ground black pepper. 

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Stir to combine.

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Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the tomatoes are soft.

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Add the cooked pasta and the sauteed onion to the baking tray.

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Garnish with 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese and place back into the oven for another 5-8 minutes for the cheese to brown.

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Serve warm with some fresh basil leaves on top.

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Recipe Tips

If you’re looking for some more tasty add-ins to include in this recipe then look no further because I have a mind-blowing list of options. For example, try adding in some of these:

  • Bocconcini cheese
  • Artichoke hearts
  • Italian parsley
  • Sundried tomatoes

Any of these could help to give more vibrant color, flavors, and depth to this tasty pasta dish.

While regular noodles aren’t usually a part of the Mediterranean diet you can choose whole-grain noodles or even plant-based ones to help make this dish a bit more nutritious.

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FAQs

What goes well with the Mediterranean pasta bake recipe?

This is a dish that needs no competition so keep the side dishes simple and easy by adding a side plate of breadsticks and salad.

How long is pasta bake good for?

you can keep your leftover pasta in an airtight container or in a well-covered baking dish using plastic wrap or foil. Keep it stored in the fridge for up to about 4 days. You can reheat it in the baking dish in the oven at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes or until warmed through.

Can I freeze feta pasta bake?

Yes, this pasta can be made and then have the leftovers stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. I recommend either freezing it in a disposable baking dish or in single-serving portions so that it’s easier to reheat later.

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Mediterranean Baked Pasta

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

This one is a simple but tasty dish, fantastic for any week's dinner. Enjoy this creamy pasta with just a few ingredients and tons of flavor.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups short dry pasta (12 oz)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ -¾ cups kalamata olives, to taste
  • 12 oz feta cheese
  • a handful of fresh basil leaves
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese

Other Mediterranean add-ons:

  • bocconcini cheese
  • artichoke hearts
  • Italian parsley,
  • sundried tomatoes

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Next, cook the pasta following the package directions.
  3. Next, chop the onion into small pieces.
  4. Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a small pot and sauté chopped onion until soft, season with salt.
  5. Then mince garlic and add it with the onion, sauté until fragrant. Set aside.
  6. Crumble feta cheese and place it in a baking tray with the olives, cherry tomato, Italian seasoning, and ground black pepper. Stir to combine.
  7. Then bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and tomatoes are soft.
  8. Finally, add cooked pasta and sauteed onion to the baking tray and mix with the rest of the ingredients.
  9. Garnish with ½ cup of shredded mozzarella and return it to the oven for another 5 to 8 minutes for the cheese to gratin.
  10. Serve warm with some fresh basil leaves on top

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Author: Nicole V L Durham

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