Baked Feta Pasta
8 ounces dried cavatappi pasta (or your pasta of choice)
2 pints cherry tomatoes
8-ounce block feta cheese
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup packed chopped fresh basil, plus more for serving
1.Preheat oven to 400°F. Place the cherry tomatoes in an oven-safe baking dish. Pour the olive oil on top, and season with salt and pepper. Toss until well combined.
2. Place the feta block in the middle of the baking dish surrounded by the cherry tomatoes, and flip a couple of times to coat it with olive oil and seasoning.
3. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes, until the cherry tomatoes burst and the feta cheese melts.
4. Immediately add the garlic and basil leaves to the cooked tomatoes and feta and toss everything to combine.
5. Transfer the cooked pasta to the baking dish and toss to combine. Garnish with more fresh basil and serve warm.