Tomato & Feta Pasta Trend Recipe | Slimming World Friendly

Tomato & Feta Pasta Trend Recipe | Slimming World Friendly

The TikTok & Instaram Feta Pasta Trend, made slimming friendly! 

If you have access to any social media, you will probably have seen the Feta Pasta Trend doing the rounds!

Scroll down for full recipe and instructions

It is essentially a pasta dish created from baking cherry tomatoes, a whole block of feta, and adding some pasta. 

I have seen varying degrees of success with this online, but think I have perfected the way to get a deliciously creamy sauce, instead of lumpy feta. 

To make this dish more 'slimming friendly', I reduced the amount of olive oil used. You could cut this out entirely though if you wish, and use low calorie cooking spray instead. 


See how I made it in this video below, full recipe and instructions at the bottom of this page
 

Tips for perfecting the Feta Pasta Trend 


Good quality feta

To make this dish as tasty as possible you will need a good quality proper feta cheese, not 'Greek salad cheese' or similar. 

Pasta water

The key to this dish is to use the left over pasta water to add it into the dish at the end. This helps to bring everything together and to create a creamy sauce instead of lumps of feta. I added a fair amount at the end, little by little, with lots of stirring.  

Don't over season with salt

Feta is in itself very salty, so don't add too much salt when seasoning. 


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Tomato & Feta Pasta Traybake Recipe


Extra Easy Syn Value: 7.5 per potion with no Healthy Extras 

Healthy Extras: 45g of feta counts towards your HEa, so to reduce the syns, quarter this dish and allow 1/4 as a HEa. This would then make it 1 syn per portion.

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Dinner
British
Yield: 4
Author: Latoyah Egerton
Tomato & Feta Pasta Trend Recipe | Slimming World Friendly

Tomato & Feta Pasta Trend Recipe | Slimming World Friendly

Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 40 MinTotal time: 50 Min
The TikTok & Instaram Feta Pasta Trend, made slimming friendly!

Ingredients

  • 200g Pasta of your choice
  • 300g cherry tomatoes, or as many as you can fit in your dish
  • 200g block Feta cheese
  • 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Pinch of salt & pepper
  • Pinch smoked paprika
  • Pinch of Italian herbs
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Handful of fresh basil to serve

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Place the cherry tomatoes in your baking tray, then make a space for the feta cheese in the middle.
  3. Add the garlic cloves into the dish, peeled but left whole
  4. Add the feta, and sprinkle with the salt, pepper, paprika and Italian herbs.
  5. Drizzle the oil over everything, the place in the oven for 20 minutes, or until the feta has browned and the tomatoes cooked.
  6. While the feta is cooking, cook the pasta following the pack instructions, but keep the pasta water.
  7. Remove the feta from the oven, then use 2 forks to mix everything together, then add some of the pasta water. Keep stirring until it starts to become a sauce.
  8. Add the pasta, and keep the pasta water to one side still.
  9. Mix well, and add more pasta water if required to bring everything together to a sauce.
  10. Serve while still hot.

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Nutrition Facts

Calories

131.79

Fat (grams)

3.91

Sat. Fat (grams)

1.41

Carbs (grams)

19.54

Fiber (grams)

2.08

Net carbs

17.46

Sugar (grams)

2.60

Protein (grams)

5.12

Sodium (milligrams)

88.59

Cholesterol (grams)

6.31

All syn calculations are my own, and are for guidance only. I am not affiliated with Slimming World in any way. These are meals and recipes that I have followed myself. This website is unofficial and in no way part of or representative of Slimming World. You should check with Slimming world for the most up to date Syn values using official resources such as the Syns calculator, Syns Online on LifelineOnline or by calling the Syns Hotline on (0906) 851 8518.

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