How to Make the Baked Feta Pasta You'll See Everywhere on TikTok

If you love pasta, feta, easy dinner ideas, or all of the above, you're going to want to try this baked feta pasta recipe that's going viral on TikTok. If you don’t like pasta, feta, or easy dinner ideas…can you?

Food TikTok is the definitive TikTok. The popularity of everything from whipped coffee to layered tortillas is owed and/or blamed on it. Now, FoodTikTok has unveiled its latest viral star: baked feta pasta. Lactose intolerant? I do not know her.

Whether you're rekindling your love of cooking during quarantine or need a low-maintenance dinner idea, this recipe is easy and delicious. If you want to give this recipe a try, you'll need the following:

  • Pasta; most TikTok recipes use short varieties like penne, cavatappi, or cat ears
  • cherry tomatoes
  • A chunk of feta cheese; the crumbly kind will become too dry in the oven
  • garlic
  • basil
  • olive oil
  • Salt
  • black pepper

From there, it's pretty simple. Add tomatoes, feta and garlic to baking dish. Drizzle generously with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. While baking, cook pasta. After baking at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 35 minutes, remove from pan, stir in pasta, and sprinkle with basil. that's all. Do not cut or chop. Do not watch the food while baking. If you can cook noodles and stir them, you can make this recipe.

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If you want to like it, you can easily customize the dish. Add red pepper flakes for spice. Drizzle with honey for sweetness. Once mixed with the pasta, sprinkle the bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese on top and return it to the oven until browned. If you want a little extra serving, this recipe pairs perfectly with chicken, roasted vegetables, or crispy chickpeas.

There is some disagreement about the origin of the recipe. However, TODAY reports that one of the early versions of the dish was created by Finnish food blogger Jenni Häyrinen in 2019. Her Uunifetapasta, which roughly translates to "oven-baked pasta," hasn't changed much since it circulated online. Tik Tok. However, her original recipe included chili flakes and the garlic was optional.

Some TikTok users claim that the baked feta pasta recipe is the reason why Finland is "running out of feta." However, outside of TikTok, there doesn't appear to be any evidence of such a shortage. In fact, due to the epidemic last year, demand in the global dairy industry declined. So, you shouldn't have too much trouble finding some feta cheese.

If you're not a fan of feta, or your grocery store has run out of feta, this recipe is also made with goat cheese and burrata. A blessed grilled cheese for everyone!