Viral Baked Tomato and Feta Sauce: The Keto Way

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Lolita Carricohttp://ketology.net
A certified nutritionist and self-taught chef with a love for entertaining and experimenting with food, Lolita Carrico created Ketology after struggling for years with her own hormonal changes and weight gain. After having two children, she found that managing her weight and moods became more and more of a struggle. After researching the ketogenic diet thoroughly and understanding the science and nutritional aspects, she began her keto journey in 2018. Within three months, she shed 25 pounds and her mood improved, focus sharpened and her energy was through the roof. Three years later, she has maintained a 55-pound weight loss and has learned to intuitively follow a balanced keto lifestyle without sacrificing a thing!

Unless you have been living under a rock, you most likely have seen a food trend that has literally taken over social media — baked tomato and feta pasta. This simple yet delicious dish became an internet sensation when a Finnish food blogger posted her recipe and it literally made all the supermarkets in Finland run out of feta cheese! So, of course, I had to make a keto version because it looked delicious – feta and tomatoes are a match made in heaven anyway and feta is also a delicious, zero carb cheese that thanks to the sheep’s milk base, is also perfect for keto dieters because of higher fat content and quality of the fat.

The Baked Tomato and Feta sauce is really the star of this recipe — it works well with pasta, yes , but also is a delicious dip with low carb chips or even as a sauce over grilled chicken breast. I have been enjoying it with roasted spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles — really, the sauce is just delicious with anything and is so easy to make. If using spaghetti squash, I roast it in the oven alongside the feta and tomatoes — so simple and delicious! To make this recipe meet keto-approved macros, I also add some chopped grilled chicken when the sauce comes out of the oven.

baked tomato and feta

Baked Tomato and Feta “Pasta”

5 from 7 votes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 2
Calories 711 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pints cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 7 oz feta cheese 1 block
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 – 3 tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red chili flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup chopped cooked chicken breast

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400?
  • In a baking dish, add tomatoes and whole garlic cloves. Coat with olive oil and toss with salt and pepper.
  • Place feta block in the center of the dish and drizzle a little of olive oil on top and sprinkle with chili flakes.
  • Bake for 40 minutes. If you plan to serve with spaghetti squash, go ahead and half the squash lengthwise and roast it in the oven next to the feta and tomatoes!
    baked tomato and feta with spaghetti squash
  • Remove from oven and top with basil. Mix to combine the creamy, melted feta and lightly "smash" the tomatoes and garlic so the juices combine with the feta.
  • Add your chicken, if using, and serve with zucchini noodles or your favorite low carb pasta alternative!

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Nutrition

Calories: 711kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 41gFat: 52gSaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 148mgSodium: 1185mgPotassium: 1401mgFiber: 6gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 4639IUVitamin C: 68mgCalcium: 567mgIron: 3mg
Keyword feta cheese, pasta, tomatoes
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