Baked Feta and Tomato Pasta in a bowl with a red and white checked napkin underneath

Gluten-Free Baked Feta & Tomato Pasta

No chopping, simple preparation, and flavorful comfort food – that’s the name of the game with this delicious Gluten-Free Baked Feta & Tomato Pasta recipe.

This recipe is bursting with fresh Italian flavors – literally! The cherry tomatoes burst into the baked feta and the two marry into a creamy sauce. If you buy garlic that’s already minced, like I used for this (I used Pastene’s minced garlic) then that means no chopping! I also used Pastene’s gluten-free penne pasta, which has excellent taste and texture.

This dish is simple enough for a weekday dinner or special enough to serve to guests. For added protein, stir in some chopped salami or cooked chicken or perhaps serve it with a side salad and top the salad with protein like chicken or steak strips.

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Baked Feta and Tomato Pasta in a bowl with a red and white checked napkin underneath
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Gluten-Free Baked Feta & Tomato Pasta

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 484kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes
  • ½ cup olive oil , divided
  • 1 teaspoon Pastene minced garlic
  • Kosher or fine sea salt
  • 1 (8 ounce) block feta cheese
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 (12 ounce) bag Pastene gluten free penne
  • Fresh basil


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine the tomatoes, ¼ cup olive oil, garlic, and ½ teaspoon salt in a 9 by 12 (or similar) baking dish. Toss to coat. Place the feta in the middle of the dish, pushing the tomatoes to the side so that the cheese is sitting right on the baking dish and not on the tomatoes. Sprinkle on the pepper and red pepper flakes. Pour ¼ cup of olive oil all over. Bake for 40 minutes or until the tomatoes burst.
  • While the tomatoes and cheese bake, bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain, reserving some of the pasta cooking liquid.
  • When the tomatoes and cheese are done, mash them together with a fork. Add the pasta and mix, adding some of the pasta water if the pasta seems too dry. Top with fresh basil and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Baked Feta & Tomato Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 484 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 472mg20%
Potassium 373mg11%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 956IU19%
Vitamin C 36mg44%
Calcium 206mg21%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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