Step 1 Baked Feta “Pasta”

*Tiktok trend* but make it F-Factor… And Step 1 Approved. 

INGREDIENTS (serves 2):

  • 1 (14-oz) can or 1 (12-oz) pouch Hearts Of Palm Linguine (we used Palmini)
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes (~4 cups loosely packed)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup crumbled reduced fat feta cheese
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 2 Tbsp ribboned basil leaves

    1. Preheat oven to 400°F. If desired, soak hearts of palm pasta in milk of choice or water according to package directions. Rinse and set aside.
    2. Rinse cherry tomatoes and remove any stems. Place in a medium-sized pyrex dish (9.5″ x 13″). Add garlic, feta, salt and pepper, olive oil, oregano, thyme and stir so that ingredients are mixed.
    3. Place in oven (middle rack) to bake for ~30 minutes, or until cheese has melted and tomatoes have burst. and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.
    4. Remove from oven, fold in rinsed room-temperature hearts of palm pasta and ribboned basil so that “pasta” is evenly coated and well combined.
    5. Plate and enjoy!

    Serves 2, ~1 1/2 cups per serving. This is a Step 1 Approved Recipe.

    • FOR JOURNALING ON THE F-FACTOR DIET: 0g carbohydrate, 6g fiber 
    • ACTUAL NUTRITIONAL CONTENT PER SERVING: 173 calories, 7g protein, 18g carb, 6g fiber, 12g net carb, 8g sugar, 10g fat, 2g sat fat, 562mg sodium