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Baked Feta Pasta is the roasted cherry tomato pasta known as viral tik tok pasta. You can make this easy baked feta pasta recipe in a few steps with simple ingredients. Tik tok pasta is a mouthwatering Mediterranean pasta dish that’s perfect for any occasion.

baked feta pasta in white baking dish

You probably recognize Baked Feta Pasta from the viral TikTok video that has spread all over the internet. Hype or not, this dish appeals to my deepest love for feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, and pasta. Now, if you’re the minimalist cook type, you’re in the right place! You simply bake a few ingredients, cook the pasta, combine the two, and voila!…the infamous baked feta pasta.

TIKTOK FETA PASTA INGREDIENTS

  • feta cheese – I recommend block feta over crumbled, but either will work
  • cherry tomatoes – any tomatoes will work but cherry tomatoes are the sweetest
  • extra virgin olive oil – you can use an olive oil blend also
  • black pepper – I always recommend fresh cracked pepper
  • garlic cloves – or you can use garlic powder (but fresh is preferred)
  • fresh oregano and parsley
  • pasta – use your favorite pasta (semolina, gluten free, wheat, etc)
  • water – (or broth) used to boil the pasta
  • sea salt – I add this to the pasta water only

WHAT ARE THE BEST TOMATOES FOR TIKTOK PASTA?

Tomatoes come in many varieties – each with its own flavor and moisture content. For this recipe, cherry tomatoes work best because they cook down quickly and require no preparation. They’re sweet with bright bursts of acidity that pairs perfectly with the sharpness of the cheese in this feta pasta recipe.

THE BEST PASTA FOR BAKED FETA PASTA

I recommend a classic, bite-sized pasta shape such as the gemelli you see in these pictures. Penne or bowtie pasta also work well. They have nooks and crannies for the delicious cherry tomato and feta sauce to work its way into.

HOW TO MAKE BAKED FETA PASTA

30 minutes is all it takes to get this gorgeous Mediterranean pasta dish on the table. The recipe requires an oven or countertop oven (to bake the feta and cherry tomatoes) and your stove or Instant Pot (to cook the pasta). Get your pasta cooking and then simply toss whole cherry tomatoes into the pan with feta and seasonings, drizzle oil, and bake. It’s practically hands-free and gives you time to make a salad.

HOW TO SERVE BAKED FETA PASTA

Pasta with cherry tomatoes and feta is crazy easy, yet fancy enough for any dinner occasion. Serve baked feta pasta as a main dish with French Bread or Crostini and pair your favorite salad. Or feature it as a side to any of my delicious entrees.

  • Greek Lemon Roasted Chicken Thighs
  • Instant Pot Pulled Pork
  • Baked Chicken Thighs
  • Baked Chicken Legs
  • Broiled Salmon
  • Garlic Butter Grilled Salmon
baked feta pasta in white baking dish next to plated feta pasta and ramekin of fresh herbs

TIPS FOR THE BEST BAKED FETA PASTA

If you’re like me, you want every meal you spend time on to be satisfying, easy, and uncompromising in flavor. Here are some tips to help you pull this meal together with a bang.

  • Cook the pasta at the same time the cherry tomatoes are roasting to save time.
  • Use the Instant Pot to cook the pasta for the ultimate hands-free experience.
  • During warmer months, use a countertop oven (or toaster oven) to bake the feta and cherry tomatoes to avoid heating up the whole house.
  • Use cherry tomatoes as a preferred ingredient due to their sweetness and acidity that pair well with feta cheese.
  • Use a quality feta block cheese – we love the Valbreso French Sheep Milk Feta Cheese from Costco
  • Any pasta variety will work for this recipe (semolina, wheat, gluten free, etc)

RECOMMENDED TOOLS

  • 10″ x 7″ baking dish
  • stirring utensil
  • Instant Pot (pasta cooking option)
  • 4 quart sauce pot and colander (pasta cooking option)

Baked Feta Pasta [Viral TikTok Pasta]

Baked Feta Pasta is the roasted cherry tomato pasta known as viral tik tok pasta. You can make this easy baked feta pasta recipe in a few steps with simple ingredients. Tik tok pasta is a mouthwatering Mediterranean pasta dish that’s perfect for any occasion.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 oz block Feta Cheese
  • 1 quart Cherry Tomatoes leave whole
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil or preferred oil
  • pinch Black Pepper
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 4 sprigs Fresh Oregano about 1/4 cup
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Parsley chopped
  • 8 oz Pasta any kind
  • Water * see recipe instructions for amount
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil

TOOLS NEEDED

  • baking dish
  • stirring utensil
  • Instant Pot (for pressure cooked pasta)
  • 3 quart sauce pot and colander (for stove cooked pasta)

RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Place FETA CHEESE in 10.5″ x 7″ baking dish and scatter CHERRY TOMATOES around it.
  • Drizzle OLIVE OIL over cherry tomatoes and feta. Scatter BLACK PEPPER, GARLIC, and OREGANO, and stir tomatoes until coated.
  • Bake 25 minutes. Feta will become smooth and creamy, and tomatoes will brown and burst.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta via Instant Pot OR Stove:

    Instant Pot method: add PASTA, 2 cups WATER, SALT, and OIL to the Instant pot. Pressure cook for 1 minute with 10 min natural pressure release. No need to drain.

    Stove method: Cook PASTA according to package instructions with SALT and OLIVE OIL. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water.

  • Carefully remove baked cherry tomatoes and feta from the oven. Stir until well-combined and creamy.
  • Fold cooked pasta into the sauce until well-combined.

    If needed, add reserved pasta water in small amounts to adjust sauce consistency.

  • Serve warm garnished with fresh oregano and parsley.
Tried this recipe? I’d love your review! Visit the comments below and tell me how it went.

Recipe Notes

Tips for the best baked feta pasta

If you’re like me, you want every meal you spend time on to be satisfying, easy, and uncompromising in flavor. Here are some tips to help you pull this meal together with a bang.

  • Cook the pasta at the same time the cherry tomatoes are roasting to save time.
  • Use the Instant Pot to cook the pasta for the ultimate hands-free experience.
  • During warmer months, use a countertop oven (or toaster oven) to bake the feta and cherry tomatoes to avoid heating up the whole house.
  • Use cherry tomatoes as a preferred ingredient due to their sweetness and acidity that pair well with feta cheese.
  • Use a quality feta block cheese – we love the Valbreso French Sheep Milk Feta Cheese from Costco
  • Any pasta variety will work for this recipe (semolina, wheat, gluten free, etc)

How to serve baked feta pasta

Pasta with cherry tomatoes and feta is crazy easy, yet fancy enough for any dinner occasion. Serve baked feta pasta as a main dish and pair your favorite sides, or feature it as a side to any of these delicious entrees.

  • Greek Lemon Roasted Chicken Thighs
  • Instant Pot Pulled Pork
  • Baked Chicken Thighs
  • Baked Chicken Legs
  • Broiled Salmon
  • Garlic Butter Grilled Salmon

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 637mg | Potassium: 480mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1153IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 229mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition data provided as courtesy estimates using unbranded ingredients from a nutrition database. Please consult preferred resource for precise data.

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