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Roasted Veggie Feta Pasta Recipe

When it comes to simple pasta dishes, this easy feta pasta recipe reigns supreme. Packed with delicious roasted veggies, this one is a total hit.

Much like Hailey Bieber’s pizza toast recipe, we were not immune to last year’s feta pasta craze on TikTok. Not even a little bit. In fact – we love the stuff!

This version is made with my favorite cavatappi pasta and dressed up with tender, tasty vegetables. It takes under 30 minuts to make and is a total WOW.

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Why We Love This Roasted Veggie Feta Pasta Recipe

Keeping things simple, as frequently as possible, is really key to making dinnertime work for our family – even as someone who absolutely loves to cook.

This pasta recipe could not be easier. You throw a handful of ingredients on a sheet pan and then tuck them into the oven to roast while the pasta boils.

Everything gets tossed together and the roasted feta cheese creates the basis of the “sauce” for your pasta making this as ridiculously easy as it sounds.

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If you don’t have cavatappi pasta, no worries! You could easily make this recipe with rotini, rigatoni, penne or farfalle pasta. Use what you have on hand.

You can swap veggies in or out, too. I love making a version with the addition of Brussels sprouts. (Roasted Brussels sprouts are my absolute favorite!)

The bottom line is, this is a pasta recipe that you can easily switch up to suit your mood or to fit what’s hanging out in your pantry and it’s a cinch to make.

When it comes to an easy, quick dinner that everyone loves every single time, it simply does not get much better than that in my book.

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Roasted Veggie Feta Pasta Recipe

To make this super easy feta pasta recipe, you will need:

Ingredients

  • Pasta – My strong preference when making this feta pasta recipe is cavatappi pasta. I just love the texture along with the crunchy veggies! That said, substitute rotini, rigatoni, penne or farfalle as needed. You own’t be disappointed.
  • Feta – The star of the show here is a big block of feta cheese. You don’t want to use crumbled feta. Use two smaller blocks of feta if need be.
  • Vegetables – I like to use tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, asparagus and zucchini, but add or subtract whatever veggies you love most.
  • Sundried tomatoes – The addition of sundried tomatoes adds such great flavor and texture. Don’t skip them unless you really need to do so.
  • Oil – A bit of oil for roasting the veggies is recommened. I typically use olive oil or extra virgin olive oil for this.
  • Greens – I like to use the combination of arugula and spinach when making this recipe but one or the other also works deliciously.
  • Lemon juice – A bit of fresh lemon juice rounds everything out before serving, add a big burst of freshness to the pasta.
  • Salt and pepper – A bit of salt and pepper for seasoning is the only other ingredients you need to make this pasta recipe.

Gear

  • Sheet pan
  • Knife + cutting board
  • Mixing bowl
  • Large pot
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Step 1. Place the block of feta cheese on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Surround it with asparagus, peppers, tomaotes, onions and zucchini.

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Step 2. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, then roast the veggies and cheese at 400°F until the veggies are tender and tomatoes burst.

In the meantime, cook to cavatappi per the package instructions in well salted water until al dente. Drain (do not rinse) and set aside.

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Step 3. Add the drained pasta, roasted veggies, feta, sundried tomatoes and greens to a mixing bowl. Toss until combined.

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Step 4. Add the freshly squeezed lemon juice, extra oil reserved from the sundried tomatoes and season to taste with salt and pepper. Dinner is served!

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While I originally made this feta pasta recipe to serve warm for dinner, the very fact of the matter is that the leftovers are amazing eaten cold, too.

If you love pasta salad, I’m not saying you should serve this pasta dish as a pasta salad, but I also won’t tell you it’s a bad idea to make this as pasta salad.

I’m kidding. I would totally advise you to make and serve it either way! Just make sure to assemble it when it’s warm so the feta coats the pasta nicely. 

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Feta Pasta Recipe Variations

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times, but the brilliance of this super easy pasta recipe is how simple it is to switch it up however you like!

Here are a few ideas for variations of this feta pasta recipe:

  • Swap out the cavatappi for another pasta like rotini, penne, rigatoni or farfalle
  • Add shredded chicken (rotisserie chicken works great) or leftover grilled chicken
  • Homemade pesto will add a ton of flavor or toss in a bunch of fresh chopped herbs like basil and parsely
  • Crumble up bacon or cut up chunks of pepperoni to toss with the pasta for a savory, salty kick
  • Don’t love sundried tomatoes? Add banana peppers instead!
  • Add more delicious pepper flavor by adding hot or sweet cherry peppers to the mix
  • Consider adding even more veggies like fresh peas, French cut green beans or roasted corn
  • Serve topped with a dollop of ricotta or burrata for even more cheesy goodness
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More of Our Best Easy Pasta Recipes

Believe it or not – I am not the hugest pasta fan! That said, there is something to be said about keeping a stash of easy pasta recipes in your back pocket.

For family gatherings, busy weeknights or even dinner parties, there’s nothing quite like a family favorite pasta dish to make a hungry crowd wildly happy. 

Our classic chicken linguine recipe is like a lightened up Alfredo sauce and it never fails to please. Our lemon chicken linguine recipe is just as popular!

Hailing from Upstate New York (life myself), my homemade chicken riggies recipe is a true “WOW!” of a recipe. It’s creamy, tangy and totally unique.

My family loves my creamy sundried tomato chicken linguine recipe also! It’s loaded with crisp zucchini, shredded chicken and the best cream sauce.

If you love asparagus like I do, give our chicken asparagus pasta recipe a try – it’s a weeknight favorite like our classic spaghetti and meatballs recipe.

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Roasted Veggie Feta Pasta Recipe

Cyd Converse
Packed with delicious roasted vegetables, this easy feta pasta recipe makes an easy dinner any night of the week.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 394 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 16 ounces Feta Cheese block
  • 1 pint Grape Tomatoes
  • 1 small bunch Asparagus ends trimmed
  • 1 cup Yellow Bell Pepper
  • 1 medium slice Sliced Red Onion
  • 2 cups Zucchini Squash
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Kosher Salt and Black Pepper to taste
  • 16 ounces Cavatappi Pasta
  • 2 cups Spinach and Arugula Mix
  • 1 juice of one Lemon
  • 1/2 cup Sundried Tomatoes reserve 2 tablespoons of the oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F and ine a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • Arrange the block of feta cheese, asparagus, bell peppers, grape tomaotes, onions and zucchini in a single layer on the sheet pan.
  • Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and roast for about 20 minutes or until the tomatoes have burst.
  • In the meantime, cook to cavatappi according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • Remove the sheet pan from the oven and allow it to cool very slightly.
  • Toss cooked pasta, feta and roasted veggies together in a large mixing bowl. Add the arugula and spinach mix and toss again.
  • Drizzle with the reserved oil from the sundried tomatoes and lemon juice. Toss to combine again.
  • Taste for seasoning and add additional salt and pepper if needed, to taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 394kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 15gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 712mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7g
Keyword Asparagus, Easy, Easy Dinners, Feta Cheese, Pasta, Peppers, Tomatoes, Zucchini
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