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Baked Feta Pasta is a quick and easy weeknight dinner recipe that is creamy, delicious, and flavorful — the whole family will love this Tiktok pasta! |

Baked Feta Pasta

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  • Author: Sam Hu | Ahead of Thyme
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Baked Feta Pasta is a quick and easy weeknight dinner recipe that is creamy, delicious, and flavorful — the whole family will love it! With easy to follow simple instructions and just a handful of ingredients including a whole block of feta, bursting cherry tomatoes, and tender pasta, it's no wonder that this Tiktok pasta went viral. 


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • one 8-ounce block feta cheese, drained
  • 1/2 pound penne pasta, uncooked
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine olive oil, cherry tomatoes, garlic, salt, and pepper. Toss well to coat.
  3. Transfer to a 9x13-inch casserole dish.
  4. Place a block of feta cheese in the centre of the casserole dish and bake until the tomatoes have burst and the feta has softened, about 30 minutes. Optionally, broil on HI for 3-5 minutes until the cheese turns golden brown.
  5. While the cheese is baking, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add pasta and cook until al dente (fully cooked but still firm) according to package directions, about 10 minutes. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water and drain.
  6. Add the cooked and drained pasta to the casserole dish and toss well to coat. Slowly stir in some pasta water if needed (if the cheese sauce is too thick).
  7. Stir in basil and serve warm.


How to store: Baked feta pasta can be transferred to an airtight container and refrigerated for up to 4 days.

How to reheat: Reheat in the microwave on high power in 90-second increments, stirring occasionally until heated through. You can also reheat on the stove in a pan over medium-low heat for a few minutes until warmed through.

How to freeze: Transfer leftovers to a freezer-safe container or freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months. For the best texture, allow the feta pasta to defrost in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Italian