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This TikTok famous Baked Feta Pasta is a quick and simple weeknight dinner ready in just about 30 minutes!
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Table of Contents
  1. TikTok Viral Pasta with Feta Cheese
  2. Why We Love This Recipe
  3. Ingredients/Shopping List
  4. How to Make Baked Feta Pasta Recipe
  5. Variations / Options / Add-ins
  6. What Type of Pasta Should I Use For Baked Feta Dish?
  7. Frequently Asked Questions
  8. More Easy Pasta Recipes
  9. Baked Feta Pasta Recipe

Baked Feta Pasta (Made famous on TikTok) is a quick and simple weeknight dinner! Quickly made by oven-baking a block of Greek feta cheese and cherry tomatoes, mixed with noodles and topped with fresh basil, this flavorful pasta dish definitely lives up to the hype!

feta cheese block in a baking dish

TikTok Viral Pasta with Feta Cheese

Have you seen the viral baked pasta made with feta cheese and cherry tomatoes that has been taking the Internet by storm?

If you totally missed it, don’t worry! I have you covered with my own version of this insanely delicious pasta dish. Once you taste it, you will totally see why it gained such popularity. 

It’s such a simple pasta dish to make, which means it’s perfect for a busy weeknight. The feta cheese gives it so much flavor.

If you are a fan of feta, you are absolutely going to go crazy for this delicious Greek-style cheese and fresh tomato and basil-baked pasta dish!

Why We Love This Recipe

  • Quick and easy recipe
  • Flavorful and fresh
  • Delicious as leftovers
  • Can be frozen for 3 months
  • Perfect for a busy weeknight
  • Able to add a number of ingredients to customize
  • Flavors and spices can be altered to your preference
  • Great as a main dish or side dish
baked feta cheese pasta and macaroni in a bowl

Ingredients/Shopping List

  • 12 ounce container cherry tomatoes
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 7 ounce block Greek feta cheese
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1½ tsp italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • Basil leaves
  • 12 ounces small to medium sized pasta

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How to Make Baked Feta Pasta Recipe

This delicious pasta recipe will come together quickly and easily. It’s prepped in just 10 minutes and only requires about 20 minutes to bake. 

Fill the baking dish with garlic cloves and tomatoes. Place a block of feta in the center of the dish.

garlic cloves, tomatoes and feta cheese in a baking dish

Combine oil, vinegar, and seasonings and pour over the entire dish.

oil, vinegar, and seasonings and pour over the entire dish

Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
Pro-tip: Bake time might be a bit different depending on your oven. A great way to tell when the tomatoes and feta are done is by looking at the tomatoes. If they are starting to burst, you can take it out of the oven!

baked tomatoes, feta cheese and garlic cloves in a baking dish

Cook pasta according to directions, saving ¾ cup of pasta water when draining. Remove the feta and tomato dish from the oven and stir baked ingredients, adding the pasta and water.
Pro-tip: I found that without the pasta water, the taste might be too strong for some people. However, the consistency was fine without it if you served the meal right away.

If the pasta has to sit for a while, the pasta water helps it keep a good, creamy consistency. 

cooked pasta on top of the mixture in a baking dish

Top with fresh basil and serve!

baked feta pasta in a baking dish topped with basil

Variations / Options / Add-ins

  • PROTEIN: While it’s delicious without, it would be really easy to add protein to this recipe. You could cook some chicken breasts or Italian sausage, cut it up and serve it over the top or mixed in with your pasta. 
  • VEGETABLES: This recipe would be great with the addition of veggies. Try adding cooked spinach, mushrooms, onions, or all of them! I haven’t tried this yet, but I’m sure it would be absolutely delicious. 
  • RED PEPPER & BASIL: The red pepper flakes in this recipe can be left out if you aren’t a fan of the spiciness or basil flavor.
  • NOODLES: You can use pretty much any type of medium-sized noodles. See below for more details and ideas.

What Type of Pasta Should I Use For Baked Feta Dish?

You can use any type of medium sized pasta with this dish. Honestly, you could use long pasta too, but typically most people use noodles with some type of ridge or texture to ensure maximum flavor.

Some options include Campanelle, Cavatappi, Shells, Farfelle, Rotini, Macaroni, Penne, Rigatoni, or Ziti. I love any type of thick twisty pasta, so Campanelle or Cavatappi are personal favorites. 

baked feta pasta in a bowl with fork

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Make This With Crumbled Feta Cheese

You sure can make this pasta using crumbled feta cheese, I just recommend placing it in a pile in the middle of the dish similar to the block.

Where Did This Baked Feta Pasta Go Viral?

This delicious pasta dish went crazy viral on TikTok and was based on the pasta dish created by Finnish blogger Jenni Häyrinen.

What to Serve With Baked Feta Pasta

This pasta is great served with a simple side salad or vegetable, and of course no pasta dish is complete without a side of bread. I especially liked this pasta with my Cheesy Pull-Apart Garlic Bread or Baked Caprese Garlic Bread.

How to Store Leftover Baked Feta Pasta

Store leftovers in an airtight container, and place them in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
You can also freeze this dish for 3 months, then thaw in the refrigerator or heat it up on the stovetop.
When reheating, it helps to add a teaspoon of water. Otherwise the leftover pasta can get a bit dried out.

taking a spoonful of the baked feta pasta

More Easy Pasta Recipes

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Baked Feta Pasta

Serves — 6
This TikTok famous Baked Feta Pasta is a quick and simple weeknight dinner ready in just about 30 minutes!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 12 ounce container cherry tomatoes whole
  • 3 garlic cloves halved lengthwise
  • 7 ounce block Greek feta cheese
  • cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • Fresh basil leaves (optional garnish)
  • 12 ounces small to medium sized pasta (or about 4 cups pasta)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and pull out a 9×13 baking dish.
  • Fill the baking dish with cherry tomatoes and garlic cloves. Place the block of Greek feta cheese in the center of the dish.
  • Combine the olive oil, red wine vinegar, Italian seasoning, sea salt, red pepper flakes, and onion powder in a bowl and whisk together. Pour over the entire dish and add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes directly on the block of feta cheese.
  • Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until the tomatoes have completely cooked and the feta cheese has melted.
  • While the dish is baking, cook pasta according to directions in salty water. Reserve ¾ cup of pasta water when draining.
  • Once the dish is done in the oven, crush feta, tomatoes, and garlic cloves with a fork. Stir everything together and then stir in the pasta. Check on the consistency and taste, and add in whatever amounts of pasta water you might need to improve either.
  • Top with fresh basil leaves (optional garnish) and then plate and serve.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 770mg | Potassium: 289mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 194mg | Iron: 2mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. i have seen this recipe numerous times and have been wanting to try it changing up the flavor profile. are there other types of cheese you could use instead of feta (or goat or blue cheese)? i am not a fan of those types of cheeses.