Are you in the mood for Italian pasta with a touch of Greek charm? This oven baked feta pasta is sure to impress the whole family. This popular TikTok feta pasta recipe is easy to make and tastes wonderful. You will love this pasta made with feta cheese.
Count on TikTok recipes for a meal that the whole family will love. This is one of the best feta pasta recipe dishes I’ve made lately, and I’m happy I can share my version with you! It is understandable why it is called the viral feta pasta on Tik Tok.
Maybe you’re tired of making the same pasta dishes all the time, but this one is a nice change of pace. It’s true, we all do it. It’s only too easy to decide on pasta for dinner then use the same sauce and add-ins as usual. It’s just convenient that way. But it pays to try something new and I’m so glad I tried this.
You don’t need many ingredients at all for this TikTok pasta recipe apart from the pasta, block of feta, cherry or grape tomatoes and herbs. But the dish is so fragrant and delicious, it’s just perfect. It will soon be one of your favourite easy pasta recipes, too.
This baked feta pasta recipe started as a Finnish trend was shared by Jenni Häyrinen and you can find the original pasta made with feta recipe here. This creamy feta recipe with simple ingredients you will find at most grocery stores is my own spin on the original recipe.
TikTok Pasta Recipe Ingredients
There is more to this dish than simply pasta made with feta cheese. So let’s have a closer look at the ingredients you will need. I used cavatappi pasta also known as corkscrew pasta. This baked feta pasta would work with pretty much any pasta shapes.
So you might want to try macaroni, rotini, penne, bowtie pasta shapes or another kind. Gluten-free pasta would also work if someone in the family is sensitive to it. Remember that different pasta shapes have different cooking times depending on shape and size. Once the pasta is al dente (tender but still with a little bite) it’s perfect.
A block of feta cheese in the middle of the baking dish is another key component in this TikTok pasta with a creamy sauce. A feta block is widely available in most places, but if you have a choice, choose real Greek feta. It’s just creamier and tangier than other kinds, and will do justice to this viral feta pasta dish.
Cherry tomatoes add sweetness and colour to this easy recipe with feta sauce. You can use any small tomatoes here. Choose a good quality olive oil for this Tik Tok feta pasta recipe because you’ll taste it in the finished dish. Use plenty of it as well. I can tell you firsthand neither the Italians nor the Greeks are shy about using plenty of extra virgin olive oil!
What else helps makes this the best feta pasta recipe? Well the herbs are particularly good in this. Fresh basil and parsley are good – use fresh for the best result. This cooked pasta made with feta cheese dish also calls for garlic fresh . Add as many garlic cloves as you like. You can add oregano too if you have it. Throw in some red pepper flakes or even some Italian seasoning and there you go – this baked feta pasta recipe is complete!
How to Make the Best Tik Tok Feta Pasta Recipe
Once you have gathered the ingredients you need for this viral feta pasta, it’s time to cook! The cherry tomatoes and feta cheese bake in the oven while you cook pasta on the stove.
Finally all the ingredients are combined to make this Tik Tok feta pasta recipe. Serve it while it’s all gooey and hot!
It’s very unlikely you will have leftovers of this baked feta pasta. If you do though, they will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days.
Viral Feta Pasta Recipe Variations
I made this viral feta pasta recipe exactly as the recipe says. And let me tell you it was amazing! That doesn’t mean you can’t tweak it of course. Feel free to add some pitted black olives, another ingredient popular in both Greek and Italian cooking. Parmesan cheese or even some red onion are a tasty addition.
This pasta made with feta cheese is also good with a splash of white wine added to the tomatoes and feta before baking in the casserole dish. Choose from Italian or Greek wine. This is a fusion dish so either works!
This Tik Tok feta pasta recipe is well worth the recent type. Also, because you can bake the sauce ingredients while the pasta cooks, it’s quick to make. Enjoy this dish with bread or toast, or pair it with a crisp green salad. A tangy vinaigrette would be a nice dressing for the salad. Alternatively you might like to grill or pan fry some broccoli or asparagus spears.
This feta cheese pasta relies on quality ingredients. So as long as you don’t skimp on quality, the result will be so good. Use Greek feta, fresh herbs and an olive oil you like. That way, this baked TikTok feta pasta will be an impressive blend of Italian and Greek cuisines, bursting with incredible flavour.
Tik Tok Feta Pasta FAQs
Yes, you can easily substitute gluten free pasta but cook the pasta per the package instructions. Gluten free pasta often cooks faster. I would also love to try to make this recipe using zoodles aka zucchini noodles.
Yes, you can make a vegan baked feta pasta recipe. I have not tried to make a vegan version, but I did bookmark this vegan baked feta pasta recipe that looks so delicious.
If you are wondering if you can replace the feta cheese with anything else, the answer is YES! I have not tried this baked pasta recipe with any other cheese, but this version shows how to use mascarpone cheese and this one shows the use of Boursin cheese. You might even want to try to make it with ricotta. The key to substitutions is to keep an eye on it in the oven as the cooking time may vary.
Tik Tok Baked Feta Pasta Recipe
Baked Feta Pasta
- 2 Pints cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 Cup olive oil
- 8 Ounce feta cheese block
- 1 Tsp. oregano
- 1 Tsp. salt
- 1/2 Tsp. pepper fresh cracked
- 2 Tsp. garlic minced
- 8 Ounce pasta
- 8 basil leaves fresh
- 1/4 Cup fresh parsley
- 1 Tsp. Red pepper flakes optional
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Place the cherry tomatoes in a casserole dish or 9×13-inch cake pan.
- Put the feta cheese in the middle and sprinkle the oregano, salt, and pepper over the cheese.
- Pour the olive oil over the tomatoes and cheese and toss the tomatoes to coat.
- Place in the oven for 40 minutes.
- Cook the pasta according to package directions. Save a little bit of the pasta water for the recipe.
- Remove and mash the melted cheese and tomatoes and add the minced garlic, stir to combine.
- If the sauce is thick, add a couple tablespoons of pasta water to thin it out.
- Sprinkle the basil and parsley over the cheese and add the pasta.
- Stir to combine and sprinkle with red pepper flakes (if desired).
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
Let me know if you try out this TikTok pasta recipe. You will love this Tik Tok pasta recipe made with feta cheese. It is understandable why it is called the viral feta pasta on Tik Tok.
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