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Baked Feta Pasta

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Food trends come and go but this TikTok food hack for Baked Feta Pasta is one that seems to stick around!

For good reason! It’s a pretty dish, fun to make, and easy! Plus, it’s loaded with big flavors so you can feast on something fabulous!

Hungry? Let’s get cooking!

baked feta pasta on a square plate with tomatoes in the background

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What You Need To Make Baked Feta Pasta

  • 9 x 13-inch Pyrex casserole or similar shallow oven-safe dish
  • Grape or cherry tomatoes
  • Feta cheese – whole block, not crumbled
  • Shallots
  • Garlic
  • Italian seasoning
  • Good quality olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sprigs of fresh thyme

How To Make Baked Feta with Tomatoes

This dish really couldn’t be much easier, and aside from cooking the pasta (if you decide to serve it with pasta) it only takes one dish!

  1. Rinse the tomatoes and shake them dry. Put them in a single layer in the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch Pyrex baking dish. Add the olive oil, chopped garlic and shallots, salt and pepper and sprigs of thyme. Mix this around to evenly coat the tomatoes in oil.
  2. Make a space in the center of the tomatoes for the block of feta. Set it in and sprinkle it with the Italian seasoning.
  3. Bake at 400-F for about 30 minutes or until the tomatoes have popped and the feta is super soft.
  4. As SOON as you pull it out of the oven, mix the feta into the tomatoes and juice with a fork to make a creamy sauce.
  5. If your mixture is too dry, add a spoonful or two of water to loosen it up.
  6. Serve over hot pasta and enjoy!
tomatoes, garlic, shallot and block of feta in a baking dish to make baked feta pasta
Tiktok Baked Feta Pasta

Chef Jenn’s Tips to Make this Baked Feta Pasta

  • Use whole-milk feta. Now isn’t the time to worry about low fat feta, besides, the whole fat version gets much creamier and meltier than the low cal stuff.
  • Don’t use big cut up tomatoes in this dish – they’ll give off too much liquid and your sauce will end up soup.
  • Basil, oregano, and fresh parsley are all good alternatives to thyme.
  • You can use dried thyme instead of fresh – 1/2 tsp dried thyme will be plenty.
  • Olive oil is always my pick for it’s good fats and flavor but use what you have.
  • Don’t forget the salt! Sure, the feta is salty but tomatoes need a HUGE amount of salt.
  • Be gentle when you mix the feta into the tomatoes so that you don’t mash up the tomatoes.

What To Serve With This TikTok Food Hack

Pasta is my first choice, or you can opt for zucchini noodles.

I’ve served this with grilled chicken, to add some more protein, and I’ve also kept it lighter with roasted veggies on the side.

It’s a hugely versatile dish – mix and match with your favorite sides to come up with your favorite!

Is This Baked Feta Pasta TikTok Recipe Freezer Friendly

Technically you can freeze it, so yes. But… freezing this dish will end up with a soupy mess. The tomatoes will give off the last of their water and the feta will get grainy.

There won’t be anything wrong with it, but this is a dish I recommend eating fresh.

Is feta good for you?

Yes! Feta is a rich source of protein and is high in calcium and vitamin B.

Is Baked Feta Pasta low-fat?

No, not particularly, but it has good fats from the olive oil and is lower in saturated fat than some other cheeses.

What are shallots?

Shallots look like smaller yellow onions, but they have a much milder flavor. If you don’t have shallots, you can use a similar amount of chopped yellow onion.

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baked feta pasta on a square plate with tomatoes in teh background
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5 from 6 votes

Baked Feta Pasta

Creamy and delicious, this simple to make Baked Feta Pasta is a TikTok food trend that you can't miss!
Course Main Course, main dish, Pasta
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword feta, pasta, tomatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 160kcal
Author Chef Jenn

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 2 shallots sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 ounces feta cheese in a block
  • 2 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Toss the tomatoes, shallots, thyme sprigs and garlic in the olive oil and salt and pepper. Spread them in an even layer in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
  • Making a spot in the center, add the feta. Top the feta with the Italian seasoning.
  • Bake at 400-F for 30 minutes or until the tomatoes have burst and the feta is super soft.
  • As soon as you take it from the oven, mix the feta into the tomatoes and liquid and mix it gently around to make a sauce.
  • Serve over hot pasta and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 0.75cup | Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 321mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 595IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 2mg

A Note on Nutritional Information

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed.

By Chef Jenn

6 thoughts on “Baked Feta Pasta”

  1. 5 stars
    This looks so much better than the TikTok version! I actually made that version last week, but I love the added spices and instructions in yours.

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