Baked feta pasta is a popular TikTok viral dish made with melty baked feta cheese and bursting roasted tomatoes tossed with cooked pasta, seasonings, and herbs, creating a creamy cheesy sauce and a super delish dinner meal. Find out the secret ingredient to make this dish BETTER than its original recipe!
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In a baking-safe dish, place cherry tomatoes, pour most of the olive oil on top, and season them with salt and pepper, tossing everything until combined. Then, place the block of feta cheese in the middle of the baking dish surrounded by the tomatoes. Pour the rest of the olive oil on top of the cheese and extra seasoning.
Bake until the cheese melts and the tomatoes burst (about 30-35 minutes).
About 10 minutes before taking the baking dish from the oven, cook the pasta in a pot of salted boiling water until al dente, or for the time stated in the package instructions. Drain it but reserve about ¼ cup of pasta water to toss it in, or add ¼ cup of Arrabiatta sauce to the baked feta and roasted tomatoes for tastier pasta.
Add the fresh garlic, fresh basil leaves, red paper flakes, and parsley right away to the baked feta and tomatoes, tossing everything together.
Add cooked pasta on top and toss it to combine. The baked cheese, liquids, and tomatoes will create a sauce for the pasta.
Garnish with more basil and parsley, and serve it while it is hot.
How to Store
FRIDGE: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.
FREEZER: You may freeze the cool baked tomato feta pasta in a freezer-friendly container for up to 1 month.
THAW AND REHEATING: Thaw it in the fridge and reheat it, covered, in the microwave until hot. You may add a touch of heavy cream or some tomato sauce to loosen the creamy sauce.
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