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Saturday, November 20, 2021

Feta and Fusilli

Roasted tomatoes, lots of seasonings, insanely cheesy deliciousness and the fusilli pasta holds all of it in it's little twists.

7 oz (oregano) feta
1 pint grape tomatoes
3 tsps minced garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
pepper to taste
2 pinches red pepper flakes
a few shakes of Mrs. Dash original blend
3/4 lb tricolour fusilli
1 cup reserved pasta water
1 1/2 cups lightly packed baby greens.

Toss tomatoes and garlic with half of the olive oil and place in a 10 inch cast iron pan. Make a space in the center of the tomatoes for the feta. (I used oregano flavoured feta, but plain is good too) Sprinkle pepper, red pepper flakes and Mrs. Dash. Drizzle the remaining olive oil over the cheese and bake in a 400°F oven for 30 minutes.

About halfway through cooking the cheese and tomatoes cook the fusilli. Before draining reserve 1 cup of pasta water then drain and toss the fusilli with the greens.
When the cheese is ready break it up with the back of a spoon and crush down the tomatoes. 

Stir in enough of the pasta water to reach a creamy consistency that coats everything when stirred together.

Serves 4

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