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The Viral TikTok Pasta

  • Author: Adapted from... a lot of people.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins


The feta pasta sensation made famous by TikTok. Sweet cherry tomatoes get a bath of olive oil and seasonings, get baked with a block of feta cheese, and then mixed in with cooked pasta. So simple and so delicious!


  • 2 pints sweet cherry tomatoes, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 7oz block of feta cheese (queso fresco also works)
  • Olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Pinch of oregano
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 TBS fresh basil, chopped
  • 8 oz dry pasta (short shapes work best, such as rotini, macaroni, penne, etc)


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Add cherry tomatoes to a 9-inch square baking dish. Drizzle generously with olive oil (I didn't measure, but a few good glugs). Add garlic, oregano, basil, and a few shakes of salt and pepper (go easy on the salt). mix everything together until the tomatoes are well-coated.
  3. Nestle the block of cheese in the center of the dish and add a small drizzle of olive oil on top. Bake for about 35 minutes or until the tomatoes are wrinkled up and cheese is starting to brown.
  4. While the dish is in the oven, cook the pasta to al dente using salted water (follow suggestions for cook times on the packaging). Drain the pasta, conserving about a cup of the pasta water.
  5. Use the back of a spoon to squish the tomatoes and the cheese and then stir everything together. Add the drained pasta and stir, adding a bit of the pasta sauce as needed to loosen the sauce and keep everything moist (you don't have to use all of the pasta water that you saved)
  6. Add additional fresh basil if desired, and serve.
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