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Homemade tomato sauce on pasta with feta cheese.

Slow Roasted Tomato Pasta with Vegan Feta

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Tracy Halasz


  • 2-3 lbs tomatoes
  • 8 small garlic cloves, chopped
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp S&P (to taste)
  • 1 tsp dry oregano, za'atar (optional)
  • 3-4 servings pasta (penne, rotini or similar)
  • ¼ cup feta cheese (vegan)
  • hot pepper flakes
  • 2-4 leaves basil, cut into ribbons


Slow Roasting the Tomatoes

  • Preheat oven to 325º F.
  • Slice tomatoes in half (cocktail, plum, roma, etc), place cut side up in a greased ovenproof pan.
  • Stir together the garlic, basil, olive oil, and optional oregano/za-atar in a small bowl.
  • Spoon mixture on each tomato. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Flavor Option: Add a sprinkle of oregano or za'atar.
  • Bake for 2-3 hours or more (depending on size of tomatoes and how hot your oven runs) until withered and edges are browned. The larger the tomatoes, the longer they will roast.

Cooking the Pasta

  • Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain. Toss with a drizzle of olive oil.
  • Pro Tip: choose penne or rotini so the delicious garlicky bits of sauce and feta get caught in the crooks of the pasta.

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To Serve

  • Toss the hot pasta with the slow roasted tomatoes and top with crumbled feta.  Garnish with sliced fresh basil ribbons and hot pepper flakes.


Feta Cheese - if you are looking for the most amazing vegan feta cheese recipe, check out my Greek Salad post (feta recipe included).
Tomatoes - I collect tomatoes in a container in the freezer until I have enough to make this recipe. If I have a few cocktail/romas tomatoes that aren't going to get used up, I freeze them for this recipe.
Leftovers & Storage - fantastic leftover! Store in the fridge in a container for a few days without any loss of flavor or texture.
Storing the Tomatoes - the slow roasted tomatoes can be stored on their own in the fridge in an airtight container for several weeks.