10ozReggano Penne Rigate (or other short-cut pasta)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a shallow baking dish, toss grape tomatoes and garlic cloves with olive oil and salt.
Pile crumbled Feta cheese in the middle of the dish and drizzle with a little bit more olive oil.
Sprinkle dried basil and crushed red pepper over the dish.
Bake at 375 Degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes, until tomatoes are blistered.
While the sauce bakes:
Boil pasta in salted water, according to package directions.
When sauce is done baking:
Remove from oven, and with a large spoon, smash the tomatoes and garlic cloves and stir together with the cheese in the dish.
(Optional) Add a small amount (a few tablespoons to a half cup) of the pasta water for a silkier sauce.
Stir in the cooked pasta and serve.
TIPS:Consider adding kalamata or another strongly flavored olive to the sauce before roasting, for an added layer of flavor.Brighten up the sauce by stirring in lemon zest, fresh lemon juice or both after baking.