What is this tiktok pasta trend? It’s super simple: cherry tomatoes are tossed with olive oil and placed in a baking dish with a block of feta. Everything gets baked up until the tomatoes burst, releasing their sweet and jammy flavors. The feta gets melty and oozy. You mix it all up into a quick sauce, toss in minced garlic, basil, crushed red pepper, and pasta. Boom, dinner is done!
Sometimes the best kind of cooking is the kind that takes no time at all so you can spend more time with loved ones enjoying the food. I love that the prep time for this dish is so low and the actual hands on time is super low. If you can stir, you can make this dish.
The predominate flavors of this pasta are feta and tomatoes, it’s practically a two ingredient pasta. If you’re not a huge feta fan, you can definitely use another cheese – baked brie, cream cheese, or ricotta would be AMAZING.
What is baked feta pasta? Baked feta pasta is a pasta dish that’s currently going viral on TikTok right now because it’s incredibly easy to make, tasty, and it looks good. It’s based off of a Greek appetizer, baked feta. The first mention of mixing baked feta with pasta was popularized by Finnish blogger Jenni Häyrinen. She called it uunifetapasta or baked feta pasta. Apparently feta pasta is incredibly popular in Finland because a couple of other bloggers also blogged about it as well. Now it’s so viral that I heard that it’s difficult to find feta!
How to make baked feta pasta Toss: In a baking dish, toss cherry tomatoes with olive oil. Place a block of feta in the middle and drizzle some oil on top. Bake: Bake the tomatoes and feta in the oven until the tomatoes burst and the cheese is melty. Cook: While the feta is in the oven, cook the pasta. Stir: When the tomatoes and feta are done, stir in some minced garlic, some crushed red pepper flakes, and the pasta, loosening with some pasta water if needed. Finish with fresh basil. Eat: That’s it! Scoop it up an enjoy a bowl of pure cheesy carby comfort.
I made it for dinner at Ian&Ramsay with Rose & Andi
2 1/2 7oz Greek Feta
almost all of a 17.6oz (500g) Pasta integrale di Farro by Rustichella d'abruzzo (bought at CalMart)
boiled and drained the pasta
oven at 350f, cooked for 35-40min? (not sure how long, but the tomatoes were bursting, so it's obvious when to take it out)