Are you in the mood for Italian pasta with a touch of Greek charm? This baked feta pasta is sure to impress the whole family. This popular Tik Tok feta pasta recipe is easy to make and tastes wonderful. You will love this pasta made with feta cheese. It is understandable why it is called the viral feta pasta on Tik Tok.
This is one of the best feta pasta recipe dishes I’ve made lately, and I’m happy I can share it with you!
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 apart from the pasta, feta, tomatoes and herbs. But the dish is so fragrant and delicious, it’s just perfect.
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.
Viral Feta Pasta 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 rotini pasta shapes, also known as corkscrew pasta. This baked feta pasta would work with pretty much any pasta shapes.
So you might want to try macaroni, 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.
Feta cheese is another key component in this baked feta pasta. Feta cheese 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 pasta made with feta cheese. 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 olive oil!
What else helps makes this the best feta pasta recipe? Well the herbs are particularly good in this. Basil and parsley are good – use fresh for the best result. This pasta made with feta cheese dish also calls for garlic. You can add oregano too if you have it. Throw in some red pepper flakes and there you go – this baked feta pasta recipe is complete!
Can I Use Gluten Free Pasta in my Baked Feta Pasta Recipe?
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.
Can I Make Baked Feta Pasta Vegan?
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.
What Other Cheese Can I Use Instead of Feta?
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.
How to Make the Best 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 the 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.
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.
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.
This pasta made with feta cheese is also good with a splash of white wine added to the tomatoes and feta before baking. 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 best feta pasta recipe 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 feta pasta will be an impressive blend of Italian and Greek cuisines, bursting with incredible flavour.
Let me know if you try out this baked feta pasta recipe. You will love this pasta made with feta cheese. It is understandable why it is called the viral feta pasta on Tik Tok. If you are a pasta fan you might also like this Gluten Free Garlic Chicken Piccata with Angel Hair Pasta or this Instant Pot Creamy Macaroni and Cheese.