Try this Oven-Roasted Feta & Mushroom Pasta recipe for some feel-good yumminess!

Pasta gets a bad rep these days, but not all pasta dishes have to be bad for you.

In moderation – and with the right ingredients – any dish can be healthy and delicious.

This recipe serves 4.

Ingredients

For the pasta:

  • 400 g pasta of choice
  • 200 g block feta cheese
  • 1 large red onion
  • 500 g portabellini mushrooms
  • ± 6 fresh thyme sprigs
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

To serve:

  • Fresh thyme leaves
  • Parmesan cheese

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200˚C, fan on.
  2. Slice mushrooms fairly thickly. Slice the red onion into petals.
  3. Place the block of feta into the centre of a large roasting dish.
  4. Scatter the red onion and mushrooms around the feta. Tuck the thyme sprigs amongst them.
  5. Season everything well with salt and pepper and drizzle liberally with olive oil. Toss to coat.
  6. Roast in the oven for ± 20 minutes.
  7. While the mushrooms and feta are roasting, cook the pasta.
  8. Cook in a large pot of salted water until al dente. (If you are worried about getting the timing just right and prefer to drain the pasta, reserve 2 cups of pasta water before draining)
  9. When the mushrooms are ready, remove them from the oven and add the lemon zest.
  10. Stir everything together, adding a few splashes of pasta water as you go to create a creamy feta sauce.
  11. Using tongs or a strainer, transfer the pasta directly into the baking dish. Toss to coat in the creamy sauce, adding as much pasta water as needed to keep things silky.
  12. Season well with freshly ground black pepper and a good squeeze of lemon juice.
  13. Serve topped with fresh thyme leaves and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.

Oven-Roasted Feta & Mushroom Pasta Recipe Notes

This Oven-Roasted Feta & Mushroom Pasta Recipe is courtesy of the South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association (SAMFA), a group of farmers who grow and love mushrooms.

They share their passion by promoting all varieties of mushrooms, creating unique recipes that showcase the many flavour profiles of mushrooms, and engaging in charity campaigns that make the world a better place.

Why mushrooms?

These powerful little foods are packed with nutrients and fibres, have very few calories, and are an excellent source of plant protein. If spiced right, they even make a great meat replacement!

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