5 Ingredient Mediterranean Feta Mac and Cheese

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This 5 ingredient Mediterranean feta mac and cheese is the perfect solution for when you crave a fresh twist on the old classic. It’s simple, light, delicious and satisfying on its own, but it is also great served with chicken, pork or steak for a meal your whole family will love!

 

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Welcome to Noodles Without Borders, which is a monthly challenge that Bobbi from Healthy World Cuisine and I started doing in August (can you believe it’s October already?). We each share a pasta recipe on the first Tuesday of every month. Otherwise, the rules are that there are no rules.

 

Bobbi shares yummy noodle recipes that nourish the body and I think mine nourish the soul. What a perfect combination, don’t you think? If you love noodles as much as we do, tag your recipes on Instagram with #NoodlesWithoutBorders. Make sure you check out Bobbi’s One Pot Creamy Kale Pesto Pasta. You’ll love the colors and flavors!

 

Speaking of nourishing the soul, who didn’t grow up eating macaroni and cheese? A childhood favorite meal, there’s something especially comforting and harmonious about warm pasta with cheese.

 

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Boxed mac and cheese wasn’t a thing when I was growing up, nor was the pre-shredded cheddar. But in our fridge, there was always a block of feta bathing in brine.

 

I recall the cheese being much tangier and saltier back then and mom used to rinse it before adding it to her dishes. Always taste your feta before adding salt to mac and cheese. As my mom would say, it’s easier to add more salt than to remove it.

 

Feta Health Benefits

 

  • This traditional Greek cheese is widely enjoyed and indispensable in Mediterranean cuisine. It has less fat and calories than most cheeses.
  • FETA contains vitamins A, B, and K, iron, magnesium, is good for bones and its good bacteria can strengthen the immune system. Originally made from sheep’s and goat’s cheese, it has strong and sharp taste and creamy texture.

 

Feta is a mandatory ingredient in many salads, but also in appetizers, main courses, and deserts. It is excellent in combination with olive oil, basil, oregano, or grilled, as well as in salads with watermelon and mint.

 

If you’ve never tried feta in combination with pasta, you’re missing out. Healthier than the classic mac and cheese with heavy sauces or fake cheese, this Mediterranean-style baked macaroni and feta dish is still very much comforting and satisfying. Best of all, it only takes five ingredients to make.

 

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5 Ingredient Mediterranean Feta Mac and Cheese

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INGREDIENTS:
Serves 4

 

  • 1/2 pound elbow macaroni
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 oz. feta cheese, cubed or crumbled
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

 

~ Free Tip ~ 

  • Sub the oil with butter.
  • Use any type of small pasta.
  • It works well with whole wheat and gluten-free pasta. 

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8-9 minutes. Drain.
  3. Spoon the macaroni into a 2-qt. baking dish. Add oil and feta and stir to combine.
  4. Mix together the egg and sour cream; season with salt and pepper to taste. Spoon the mixture over macaroni. Bake for 30 minutes. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients for macaroni and cheese with feta

Macaroni and feta

Servings of Mediterranean-style feta mac and cheese

 

5 Ingredient Mediterranean Feta Mac and Cheese
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
A fresh twist on an old classic, this Mediterranean mac and cheese with feta is light, insanely delicious, and easy to make.
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Author: Jas
Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound elbow macaroni
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 oz. feta cheese cubed or crumbled
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8-9 minutes. Drain.
  3. Spoon the macaroni into a 2-qt. baking dish. Add oil and feta and stir to combine.
  4. Mix together the egg and sour cream; season with salt and pepper to taste. Spoon the mixture over macaroni. Bake for 30 minutes. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

~ Free Tip ~

  • Sub the oil with butter.
  • Use any type of small pasta.
  • It works well with whole wheat and gluten-free pasta.

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32 Comment

  1. Reply
    Healthy World Cuisine
    October 2, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Love these quick and easy recipes Jas! A family favorite for sure. Just saved to all of our favorite pinterest boards.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 2, 2018 at 5:06 pm

      Thank you, Bobbi! Perfect for those lazy days (which I have way too often, lol). Hugz!

  2. Reply
    jenniferwise4heritagemakers
    October 4, 2018 at 10:48 am

    I LOVE feta cheese! This recipe is so intriguing–it sounds delicious. I’ll have to give it a try. 🙂 Pinning, too. 🙂
    #SYClinky

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 4, 2018 at 10:11 pm

      It’s really simple yet delicious. Thanks for stopping in and pinning, Jennifer!

  3. Reply
    Ron
    October 5, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Jas, we always have either Greek feta or goat cheese in the fridge. We enjoy it on salads in spreads and pasta, but I’ve never made mac cheese with it. Lovely idea and one I must try.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 5, 2018 at 2:14 pm

      Both my favorite cheeses! You must try the goat cheese base for this flatbread pizza (or any pizza dough)! It’s truly amazing and it tastes better than it looks. 🙂

  4. Reply
    Ariana
    October 5, 2018 at 11:14 am

    YUM! I can’t wait to try this, it looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 5, 2018 at 2:16 pm

      I hope you like it, Ariana! Thanks for visiting 😀

  5. Reply
    cookingwithauntjuju.com
    October 6, 2018 at 10:39 am

    I have a stack of mac and cheese recipes but don’t think I have one with Feta cheese. I’m sure your version is good as I do love Feta! Good to see you once more at the Fiesta Friday party.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 8, 2018 at 10:53 pm

      I hope you enjoy, Judi! xx

  6. Reply
    helenfern
    October 7, 2018 at 10:40 am

    This looks and sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party! Have a wonderful week and hope to see you at next week’s party too!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 8, 2018 at 10:54 pm

      Many thanks, Helen!

  7. Reply
    Jann Olson
    October 7, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    I rarely make mac and cheese, but this sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 8, 2018 at 10:58 pm

      I prefer this one over traditional but the grandkids, of course, are all for the boxed mac and cheese, lol.

  8. Reply
    indah nuria
    October 8, 2018 at 2:00 am

    I love feta cheese as well! Never tried to put it in Mac & Cheese though..

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 8, 2018 at 11:00 pm

      Try it! You won’t regret it. 🙂

  9. Reply
    petra08
    October 8, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    What a delicious recpie! I have to try this tomorrow! I love the few ingredients and all that flavour 🙂

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 8, 2018 at 11:02 pm

      Yay! Let me know how it turned out. Thanks, Petra! x

  10. Reply
    Miz Helen
    October 9, 2018 at 10:13 am

    We will love the seasons in your awesome Mac N Cheese! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday, we have really enjoyed it. Hope you have a great day and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 11, 2018 at 10:07 pm

      That makes me happy! Thanks, Miz Helen. 🙂

  11. Reply
    Debrashoppeno5
    October 9, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    This sounds so good. I never appreciated a good mac and cheese until I became an adult. Thanks for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Party.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 11, 2018 at 10:09 pm

      And I didn’t have ‘regular’ mac and cheese before I moved here. Thanks, Debra!

  12. Reply
    LINDA BOUFFARD
    October 11, 2018 at 1:01 am

    Pinned and featured this week at Crafts a la mode. Thursday Favorite THings Party Thanks for the inspiration!! Best wishes, lInda

    craftsalamode.com

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 11, 2018 at 10:10 pm

      Much appreciated, Linda! Glad you like it. xx

  13. Reply
    Marissa Zheng | Squirrels of a Feather
    October 12, 2018 at 9:49 am

    Man I love feta! Nothing is betta. 😉 Thanks for sharing, I am going to pin this for sure!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 13, 2018 at 5:02 pm

      Haha, thanks for the giggle. I need to remember that line 😀

  14. Reply
    Liberty B
    October 12, 2018 at 11:29 am

    Hi! Just letting you know that I’m featuring your post at our Best of the Weekend Link Party tonight at 8 p.m. EST. Congratulations!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 13, 2018 at 5:02 pm

      You made my day! Thank you so much 😀

  15. Reply
    Erlene
    October 14, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    I’ve never had a feta mac-n-cheese, but my mouth is watering. Feta is one of my favorite cheeses, so I know I’ll enjoy eating this.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 17, 2018 at 10:05 pm

      I hope you do, Erlene! It’s my favorite kind. 🙂

  16. Reply
    Michelle Frank | Flipped-Out Food
    October 17, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    Whoa, I just ran across this at the What’s for Dinner link party and I have to say, it looks AHHHH-MAZING. I’ve been on a mac and cheese/all-things-comfort-food myself, so this is PERFECT.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      October 17, 2018 at 10:00 pm

      Thanks, Michelle! It’s the season for comfort food and I’m fully embracing it too 😀

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