Easy Baked Feta Pasta with bacon and mushrooms

This easy baked feta pasta with bacon, mushrooms and spinach is a delicious dinner recipe, ready in 30 minutes and requires minimal effort from you.

Easy Baked Feta Pasta with Mushrooms and Spinach

Ingredients 

  • Feta. Use brined Greek feta for the best results. Goat cheese can also be used.
  • Mushrooms. Any mushrooms will work.
  • Bacon. 
  • Baby spinach. 
  • Garlic. 
  • Olive oil.
  • Thyme
  • Salt and black pepper. 
  • Pasta. Any short shape will work. Rigatoni, macaroni, penne, etc.
  • Sour cream. (optional)
  • Parmesan, to serve.

Baked feta with mushrooms and bacon

How to make baked feta pasta

The viral baked feta pasta recipe from TikTok is a great easy weeknight dinner recipe but I wanted to move away from the version made with cherry tomatoes and fresh basil leaves and  and use mushrooms, bacon and spinach instead. It’s still just as easy to put together and is guaranteed to be a family favorite.

  1. Bake the feta: Place the block of feta cheese, mushrooms and bacon in a baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil, add the garlic and thyme then season with salt and pepper. Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until the mushrooms and bacon are cooked through and golden. Add the spinach and bake for another 5 minutes.
  2. Cook the pasta: While the feta is baking, bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Cook the pasta for 10-12 minutes until al dente. Reserve 1 cup of pasta cooking water and drain.
  3. Combine: Mash the baked feta with a fork and stir to combine with the mushrooms, spinach and bacon. Add the cooked pasta, sour cream (if using) and a splash of the pasta water. Mix well, adding more water if necessary. Taste and adjust seasoning then serve topped with Parmesan.

Easy Baked Feta Pasta with bacon and mushrooms

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Easy Baked Feta Pasta with bacon and mushrooms

Easy baked feta pasta with bacon and mushrooms

This easy baked feta pasta with bacon, mushrooms and spinach is a delicious dinner recipe, ready in 30 minutes.
4.20 from 55 votes
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Pasta
Keyword: Baked feta pasta, Chicken pasta recipes, Easy pasta recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Calories: 474kcal
Author: Alida Ryder
Servings: 4 - 6

Ingredients

  • 500 g (1lb) mushrooms halved/sliced, depending on size
  • 6 strips streaky bacon chopped
  • 150 g (5 oz) feta cheese (2 squares/rounds)
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 500 g (1lb) pasta
  • 1 cup pasta water
  • 2 tbsp sour cream (optional)
  • Parmesan to serve

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/390°F.
  • Place the feta cheese, mushrooms and bacon in a casserole dish.
  • Drizzle with olive oil, add the garlic and thyme then season with salt and pepper.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until the mushrooms and bacon are cooked through and golden.
  • Add the spinach and bake for another 5 minutes. 
  • While the feta is baking, bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Cook the pasta for 10-12 minutes until cooked to your preference.
  • Reserve 1 cup of pasta cooking water and drain. 
  • Mash the baked feta with a fork and mix to combine with the mushrooms, spinach and bacon.
  • Add the pasta, sour cream (if using) and a splash of the pasta water. Mix well, adding more water if necessary.
  • Adjust seasoning then serve topped with Parmesan. 

Nutrition

Calories: 474kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 1012mg | Potassium: 437mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1089IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 3mg

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4 Comments

  1. What a winner!! Without a doubt the BEST pasta-dish I’ve ever had, which include those that I’ve had at restaurants!

  2. Thank you so much. Also loved this idea but tomatoes give me acid so this was a perfect alternative. Definitely a winnner.