Baked Feta & Sausage
Baked Feta & Sausage is my twist on a new viral sensation.
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Baked Feta Tik Tok
If you have not witnessed the latest phenomenon of Baked Feta Pasta on Tik Tok you may just be loving under a rock (or over the age of 27).
MacKenzie Smith of grilledcheesesocial.com is a 2 time Food Network Champ and cookbook author. This woman is the genius that brought the recipe to life for me anyway.
The original recipe is a pasta dish. While I am NOT a pasta eater, I knew I could make this low carb. Hence Baked Feta Sausage was born.
Baked Feta Block
The often forgotten cheese in the deli section. I don’t know about you, but I have passed up this block millions of time.
A big block of crumbly cheese just seemed like more work. I mean, wouldn’t it be easier if I could just buy it already crumbly for my salads and topping to many dishes.
There it was…a big block of feta that I ignored until Baked Feta Sausage became a thing in my house. Now I buy 2-4 blocks at a time, and especially on sale. They last forever in the back of the fridge for an easy weeknight meal.
Cherry Tomatoes & Broccoli
One of the easiest vegetables in the market. Thank you to modern farming and supermarket packaging, I find myself buying at least a few cartons of cherub/cherry tomatoes.
This recipe calls for 2 pints or 2 containers (about 16 oz) of these little gems. I like to keep these tomatoes in the fridge for salads and adding to other baked dishes for easy use.
This recipe also calls for broccoli.
Make sure you use enough to coat the vegetables. This recipes also needs enough oil to keep the entire recipe moist and create a sauce.
We LOVE spicy or hot Italian sausage, but feel free to use mild or sweet…of course no added sugar.
I buy my sausage in a block. Then, just using my fingers, I pull off pieces and plop them onto the sheet pan.
Sheet Pan Baked Feta
Using a single sheet pan makes this a one pan meal. Easy prep and easy clean up on your Baked Feta Sausage.
Fresh Garlic & Basil
Fresh, fresh, Fresh….I can not stress this enough. You must use fresh garlic and fresh basil in this recipe. The flavor pop is worth it alone. May the extra effort.
Mash and Mix
Once the sheet pan comes out of the oven the cheese will be soft and melty. At the moment you pull the sheet pan out of the oven you want to mash and mix the feta. Mixing the melted feta with the oil, garlic, basil and all the vegetables….not to mention the sausage to fully coat for best flavor.
Serve Baked Feta
I serve this Baked Feta Sausage as a main dish right on the plate. However you may want to serve this over zoodles, roasted spaghetti squash or mashed cauliflower.
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- 1 lb Italian sausage spicy
- 2 pints cherry tomatoes
- 4 cups broccoli florets
- ⅓ cup olive oil + 2 Tbsp
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 8 oz feta cheese block form
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
- ½ cup basil leaves finely chopped
- Preheat the oven to 400°. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or tinfoil. Arrange all of your cherry tomatoes and broccoli florets on the lined rimmed baking sheet.
- Pour ⅓ cup olive oil over tomatoes and broccoli. Sprinkle it all with salt and pepper. Toss the tomatoes and broccoli in the olive oil to completely coat.
- Spread the tomatoes and broccoli to the outside of the rimmed baking sheet leaving a place for the block of feta cheese to sit in the middle of the rimmed baking sheet. Place the feta block of cheese in the middle of the baking sheet. All vegetables and feta should be touching or at least mostly fill the sheet pan.
- Drizzle the remaining olive oil over the block of feta cheese sitting in the middle of the sheet pan. Sprinkle the red pepper flakes right on top of the block of feta cheese.
- Using your fingers break apart the Italian sausage into chunks about the size of a tablespoon. Drop the chunks of sausage randomly over the tomato and broccoli.
- Place the rimmed baking sheet into a 400° oven for 30 minutes. At the 30 minute mark check your sausage feta bake. You may want to turn your broccoli pieces over individually using tongs so as to not burn it.
- Turn the oven up to 450* for another 5-10 minutes.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven and set on the counter. Sprinkle generously with fresh chopped garlic and chopped basil.
- While holding the baking sheet with an oven mitt and using a heavy spoon, mash and mix the sausage, melted feta and all the vegetables together until all fully combined.
- Serve and enjoy.
MEDICAL AND NUTRITION DISCLAIMER…Please note that I am not a medical or nutritional professional. I am simply recounting and sharing my own experiences on this blog. Nutritional break downs are done using a commercial nutrition calculator. Nothing I express here should be taken as medical advice and you should consult with your doctorbefore starting any diet or exercise program. I provide nutritional information for my recipes simply as a courtesy to my readers, this should never be construed as medical advice.