a plated dish of baked feta pasta

Baked Feta Pasta

Discover the Tik Tok-famous baked feta pasta: here is the Fine Dining Lovers recipe for this easy and delicious pasta dish. Try it at home.

 

22 February, 2022
Average: 3.6 (5 votes)

serves for

4

ingredients

Feta cheese
200 g
Cherry Tomatoes
300 g
Shallots
1
Lemon
1
Basil Leaf
10
Thyme
5 sprigs
Garlic
2 cloves
Fusilli Pasta
320 g
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
To taste

Having gone viral on Tik Tok, baked feta pasta is a very simple recipe to prepare. It is a fresh summer recipe that contains all the flavours of the Mediterranean. Feta is a light cheese of Greek origin that was made famous by the classic Greek salad with black olives, onions, tomatoes and cucumbers. In this recipe, pasta, feta and tomatoes create a fresh and enveloping sauce. Aromatic herbs and the inevitable lemon zest add extra freshness.

Here is the recipe from Fine Dining Lovers to prepare the creamy pasta recipe with tomatoes and feta.

Step 01

an ovenware dish filled with whole cherry tomatoes

To prepare baked feta pasta, start by carefully washing the cherry tomatoes. Dry them thoroughly and place in a fairly large ovenproof dish.

Step 02

an ovenware dish filled with cherry tomatoes, garlic, shallots and herbs

Clean and roughly slice the shallot. Add the shallot, thyme and the lightly crushed garlic cloves to the tomatoes.

Step 03

an ovenware dish filled with whole cherry tomatoes, herbs and garlic with a whole feta on top

Season with plenty of extra virgin olive oil and arrange the block of feta in the centre.

Step 04

an ovenware dish filled with roasted tomatoes and feta on top

Season with salt and pepper and bake at 180 ° C for about 30 minutes, until the tomatoes are cooked and soft.

Step 05

a person mixing a baked feta and tomato dish with a large spoon

Meanwhile, boil the pasta in plenty of boiling salted water and drain when al dente. With a spoon, mix the tomatoes and feta cheese well, squeezing them gently.

Step 06

adding cooked pasta to roasted feta and tomatoes and grating lemon zest

Add the pasta to the sauce. Add the grated lemon zest and the coarsely chopped basil leaves.

Step 07

a finished dish of baked feta and pasta

Mix well and serve.

 

Tik Tok pasta

It's certainly not the first recipe to go viral on Tik Tok, but that of baked feta pasta is undoubtedly a gastronomic catchphrase that will accompany us in the hot season. The secret of what is now defined as Tik Tok pasta is undoubtedly its ease of execution - even less experienced home cooks will be able to prepare this tasty and creamy pasta. Have a go.

Variations

Once you have learned the original version, you can have fun experimenting with numerous variations. You can add courgettes (zucchini) sliced into rings or delicious strips of peppers to the pan. For an even more colourful recipe, use coloured tomatoes (yellow, red and orange).

Make it vegan

The baked feta pasta is a vegetarian recipe that you can make vegan by eliminating feta. You can then serve it with only the tomato and shallot dressing or by adding diced tofu.

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Claudia Concas

Born in Milan on a hot summer’s night in July 1983, Claudia Concas developed a keen interest in good food from childhood: the kitchen has always been her fav

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