Creamy Greek Pasta Bake

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recipe by Tenina Holder https://tenina.com/

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    17mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    4
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    1380

An inventive take on mac n cheese that's just as quick but with an extra savory Greek-inspired kick. Creamy feta sauce, bright tomatoes, and olives (use Kalamata if you can find them!) combine to make this deliciously easy dinner.

Inspired by: https://tenina.com/recipes/mac-cheese-without-the-mac

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019

Ingredients

  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    4
  • Onion icon
    Onion
    1 (140g)
  • Penne icon
    Penne
    5¾ cups (about 500g)
  • Black olives icon
    Black olives
    15g (about 1¾ tbsp)
  • Feta cheese icon
    Feta cheese
    200g (about ¾ cup)
  • Pecorino cheese icon
    Pecorino cheese
    400g (about 2¾ cups)
  • Fresh parsley icon
    Fresh parsley
    about ¼ cup (16g)
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    1 tbsp (15ml)
  • Butter icon
    Butter
    100g (about ½ cup)
  • Cornflour icon
    Cornflour
    40g (about 5⅛ tbsp)
  • Milk icon
    Milk
    300ml (1¼ cups)
  • Greek yogurt icon
    Greek yogurt
    300g (about 1¼ cups)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed
  • Lemon zest icon
    Lemon zest
    1
  • Cherry tomatoes icon
    Cherry tomatoes
    330g (about 1¾ cups)
  • Dill icon
    Dill
    as needed
  • Lemon icon
    Lemon
    1 wedge (10g)

Tools

  • kCook icon Broiler
  • kCook icon TM5
  • kCook icon Baking dish - 2 quart
  • kCook icon TM5 bowl
  • kCook icon Ceramic baking dish - 13 x 9 x 2"

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat broiler
  2. Add fresh parsley to the TM5 bowl
  3. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  4. Chop - approx 3 sec, speed 7
  5. Then add garlic clove, onion and extra virgin olive oil to the sauce
  6. Chop - approx 4 sec, speed 4
  7. Sauté - approx 5 min, varoma, speed 1
  8. Then add butter, cornflour, milk and greek yogurt to the sauce
  9. Season with salt & pepper
  10. Cook - approx 7 min, 100°C, reverse speed 3
  11. Then add lemon zest to the sauce
  12. Add penne to a clean ceramic baking dish
  13. Stir sauce into baking dish
  14. Arrange cherry tomatoes in the baking dish
  15. Top with black olives
  16. Add feta cheese and pecorino cheese to the baking dish
  17. Sprinkle with dill
  18. Broil in broiler until golden brown - 5 min
  19. Top with lemon
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