This Baked Feta Pasta (Tiktok Original!) is one of those dishes that's ridiculously easy. I shared this feta tomato pasta recipe in 2019 after hearing about Finnish Blogger, Liemessa's, viral dish. I wanted to share an English version of her recipe which then went viral on my instagram and now tiktok! To make it, simply fill a baking dish with feta, tomatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper and bake. Toss with fresh garlic, cooked pasta, and basil and you've got dinner handled!
And. if you want the viral tiktok baked feta pasta recipe but no tomatoes, try my baked feta pasta with butternut squash, sage and hot honey or even this spring themed baked goat cheese pasta with asparagus, peas and herbs!
Baked Feta Pasta with Tomatoes, Garlic, and Basil
As you can imagine, I'm always on the lookout for new food trends. Whether it's my rainbow grilled cheese sandwich or a konbi inspired egg salad sandwich, I try to stay on top of these sort of things!
That's why I'm super excited to share my own version of this tasty recipe! It's even blowing up on tiktok and instagram with over 2 million views!!!
Back in 2019 when I wrote this post, one of my internet friends, Milla, shared a recipe that's taken the European blogging scene by storm.
This viral recipe also know as #uunifetapasta was made famous in Finland by a blogger @liemessa in 2019. You can find her original post here -- just select the translate option in the corner!
BUT another Finnish blogger named Tiiu posted about it in 2018 on her blog lainahoyhenissa back in February of 2018! Here is Tiiu's insta if you'd like to give her a follow!
So much drama, I know!!! I even did a little insta story highlight in case you'd like to see how the drama all went down!
And to be truthful, I love that it seems to be inspired by one of my favorite appetizers - baked feta!
UPDATE: Not only has this gone viral in 2020 but now it's viral on Tiktok, too!
My tiktok video has over 1.2 million views and my mind is blown!!!
Except in this dish, the the feta is baked with tomatoes and a bunch of olive oil. After the feta and tomatoes have been baked, it's then tossed with fresh garlic, bowtie pasta, and basil.
Fair warning, your kitchen will smell a-freakin-amazing!
It's not only a super flavorful dish but it's also beyond easy to make. It's one of those perfect dinners that you can prepare without really having to pay attention to it.
I also made this butternut squash pasta for Fall and it's amazing!
For pairings, I recommend serving it with these tasty cream cheese sausage balls or this tasty citrus avocado kale salad. For dessert, I think you should make this cake-mix banana bread with salted honey butter because I honestly can't stop dreaming about!
Ingredients & Substitutions
(scroll to the bottom for exact measurements & printable recipe card!)
- Pasta - any shape you'd like! I love bowties and orzo!
- Feta - use a block of feta for best results. Crumbled feta works too but doesn't melt as beautifully.
- Cherry Tomatoes - these work best but grape tomatoes work, too! And if they're a little wilted and old, even better! They make the dish sweeter.
- Garlic - I highly recommend fresh garlic... not the processed chopped kind that you can buy at the grocery.
- Basil - fresh basil works best but you could also swap it for rosemary or thyme if needed.
- Salt - kosher salt works best for my recipe but you could also use pink himalayan.
- Red Pepper Flakes - the original recipe uses chiles but i swapped it out for red pepper flakes because i always have it on hand.
- Olive Oil - Any olive oil will do! Just don't skimp, you want the tomatoes swimming in olive oil!
How to make the Feta with Tomatoes
Baked feta is one of my favorite dishes! Before I had this pasta, I'd cook it up as an appetizer and serve it with crusty bread and crackers.
Now that I've had it on pasta, Faaageetttaboutit! I'm only doing this from now on!
And the best thing is, the technique is the same!
To begin, simply preheat your oven to 400F. Then toss cherry tomatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper in a baking dish.
Stick a block of feta in the middle and add another glug of olive oil along with some red pepper flakes.
You'll then bake the whole thing for 30 minutes then turn it on 450 and bake for another 5-10 minutes or until the feta is brown and the tomatoes have burst.
While it's baking, roughly chop the garlic and get the basil ready.
Remove the baking dish from the oven and add chopped garlic and basil and stir. The residual heat will cook the garlic and pepper flakes perfectly! This is also the time where your whole kitchen will start to smell like heaven!
After that, simply toss it with pasta.
If the dish is perfectly creamy, then it's ready to serve!
If it's a little dry, add ¼ cup of pasta water and stir it up -- this will help loosen the sauce and make it silky!
That's it! Dinner is ready!
Tips and Tricks
SIZE MATTERS - Make sure you're using a small baking dish so the tomatoes are crowded together and touching. This will help the tomatoes confit and turn into their most delicious selves!
TOO DRY? - If you find that your baked feta pasta is too dry -- simply add ½ cup of starchy pasta water. If it's still too dry, then add another ½ cup and stir.
FULL FAT FTW - Sure, reduced fat feta will work but the full fat variety will be best!
WHAT IF YOU ONLY HAVE CRUMBLED FETA? Don't worry, it'll still work! Just try your best to keep the feta crumbled piled up in the middle.
HOW TO MAKE IT VEGAN - follow the recipe as is but do not add the vegan feta until the last 5-10 minutes because it will melt and splatter all over your oven.
LOW CARB VERSION - try swapping out the noodles for zoodles or spaghetti squash
OTHER PASTA SHAPES - I personally love this with orzo but you could try rigatoni, macaroni, radiatori, or pretty much any shape your heart desires!
More Baked Feta Pasta Inspired Recipes
All of these recipes use the baked feta pasta method which is quick, easy, and delicious!
- Baked Feta Pasta with Butternut Squash, Hot Honey & Sage
- Springtime Baked Goat Cheese Pasta with Asparagus, Peas & Herbs
- Baked Queso Mac and Cheese
- Baked Blue Cheese Pasta with Bacon, Spinach & Tomatoes
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Recipe: Baked Feta Pasta - Tiktok Original
Baked Feta Pasta - Tiktok Original
- 1 lb bowtie pasta
- ½ cup olive oil
- 2 boxes cherry tomatoes (around 20-25 oz)
- 1 block feta about 8 oz
- 4 cloves garlic finely chopped
- 2 pinches red pepper flakes
- 1 handful fresh basil leaves
- salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 400. Add tomatoes, olive oil, and salt to a baking dish and toss.
- Place the block of feta in the middle and top with a splash more of olive oil plus a few pinches red pepper flakes. Bake for 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, prepare bowtie pasta al dente according to directions then strain -- being sure to save some pasta water for later on.
- After the 30 minutes has past, crank the heat up to 450 and bake for another 5-10 minutes or until the feta and tomatoes have browned.
- Remove the baking dish from the oven and IMMEDIATELY add the garlic and basil and stir. The residual heat from the tomatoes and olive oil will take the raw edge off the garlic.
- Now add in the strained al dente pasta and stir one more time. Season with salt and pepper to taste! (And if the sauce is dry, you can add ¼ cup pasta water and stir to loosen the sauce!)
Your favorite, cheese, and my favorite, pasta, can't go wrong. I haven't tried this one, but I am hungry seeing this and it's only coffee time. I can't wait to make this. Thank you.
What about the skins of tomatoes???
they're cherry tomatoes so it ain't no thang!
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I added chicken and some Kalamata olives. YUMMMMM
Has anybody added onions and/or bell peppers too? Or at the end, some spinach?
Thank you for sharing simple and easy BAKED FETA PASTA Home made recipe.
Holy moly! This is delicious!!
This is an awesome recipe. I would not hesitate to serve it to company. The only change I would recommend is to add your minced garlic to the tomatoes and roast. Much more flavorful than adding them as written in the recipe. I also added cooked Italian sausage at the end and stirred in.
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hi there! absolutely love this recipe, I make it all the time for my family!
I was wondering if it's possible to freeze this?
I would not freeze it! It's best fresh 🙂
You’re right about the kitchen. Can’t wait to try it.
i would like to know how the sauce holds up after refrigerated
it doesn't - the feta seizes up once it gets cold. I recommend making pasta salad with leftovers.
I'm not a fan of raw garlic. Do you think this would work with the garlic added while cooking?
The residual heat of the oil cooks the garlic so it won't be raw when you're eating it!
How far in advance can you prepare this dish? Thoughts on best way to hold? Want to serve to a group. I prefer to have a cocktail with them and then serve dinner. Not cook while they drink. Thanks for your help.
It's best to serve right after it's prepared as the feta seizes up over time! If you do have to make it ahead of time, def keep some hot pasta water on hand to loosen it back up.
Hi do you cover the dish when in the oven?
I love this recipe. Tonight I used my own home grown cherry tomatoes and basil. YUM!
Dislike Feta any there cheese you would recommend?
goat cheese, blue cheese or boursin!
I'm just curious. The picture looks like the feta was just broken up, not stirred into a creamy sauce.
Delicious!! Can’t beat it with now tie pastas, but trying to lose my “pandemic pounds” so substituted zoodles and I have to say it was “almost” as good and so healthy!! Added shrimp for some needed protein. I could honestly just eat the creamy garlicky tomato sauce like soup!! the sauce like soup!
Loved it! Added chicken and extra feta as a topping at the end! So amazing and easy to make! Kids loved it too.
Amazing! This dish is SO easy and SO delicious. We discovered the recipe last spring during quarantine and it had been a regular in our dinner rotation ever since! Highly recommend.
Absolutely delicious and easy!! Thank you for sharing. Looking forward to more!!
Absolutely loved this! Also appreciated the tips your experience making this provided. This will be a keeper & I will be making it again.
Soooo annoyed there is no shortcut to the recipe. Sincerely hated scrolling past all the chitchat just to get to the instructions. I understand and appreciate that op went through the trouble of informing and including alternatives and whatnot but sometimes, some people, like myself, would really love to just get to the nitty gritty. Now, since I'm being kind of mean, and the recipe is genuinely good, I will 4star this but please consider that for future recipes... thanks and sorry!
Sorry to annoy you with my free recipe! You can always just scroll down to the bottom of literally any blog post to find the recipe card. If I didn't write all that stuff, google wouldn't even pick up my article which is why us bloggers have to do this.
I like your chit chat...very informative. That is what blogs are for. At least she admits to being mean because it really was.
LOL at that girl’s comment. i’m sure she was making the pasta at 12:31 am too… unreal. Anywhooo, this is a staple recipe in our house. Literally make it at least once a week, so thank you for your post. I only use half the pasta or one box of Banza pasta because we like it to be a little heavy on the feta but shoutout to this recipe for being so incredibly delicious and easy!!
I hate that as well. Sometimes I will skim through a blog but honestly, if you want people to appreciate your witty anecdotes, white a book.llWhen I pull up a recipe that's all I want to read and it feels so invasive when I am not given the option to skip it all. It's as if I'm being forced to view the unnecessary fluff and filler that earns you the title of "blogger" when I really don't have time to appreciate it because I'm trying to get dinner in the table. Super, duper ANNOYING! The recipe is delicious, however.
I did write a book. You can buy it if you don't want to read all the stuff google makes us write to rank for a recipe.
If you can't say something nice, then don't say anything at all. You try to even out your mean comment with something more pleasant but the negativity still lingers. There's already enough going on these days, it's not necessary to add to it. This recipe and all of the information that came with it, deserve 5 stars
We love this and make it for dinner often, but we were hoping to make a cold version for 4th of July. Any suggestions? Thank you!
the feta seizes up once cold but you could always turn it into a pasta salad with some italian dressing, artichoke hearts, olives and more!
Excellent! But I will try to find no salt feta……little salty.
So good! Also added a tiny bit of onion and garlic powder
This is seriously one of my favorite recipes. A family favorite, everyone is always asking for more!
I made this for dinner & it was delicious.
The feta made it so yummy.
I only added a little spinach, other than that I made it exactly.
I will definitely be making this again.
So moist & tasty.
When I read on Rachel Ray Pnterest the original recipe came from your blog, I decided to follow your recipe and delete all of the others. I am glad I did.
Excellent dish! I would add 2-3 pints cherry tomatoes to a pound pasta. I would have like more cherry tomatoes.
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Oh no that's so annoying! I'm sorry - i'm not sure how to unsubscribe you from this end!
In the directions for printing you write,"After the 30 minutes has past". That should be "passed"
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Yep - just go to the about page or find me on social media at @grilledcheesesocial
Easy to make and very flavorful! I will definitely have this again.
Question - Can Guyere cheese - or any other- be substituted in this dish? Tomato Feta Cheese Pasta
The only cheeses that will melt like this are soft cheeses like feta, goat cheese, boursin or blue cheese
So easy and delicious!
Very easy recipe! I added zucchini. It’s bit acidic for me so I’ll add something sweet next time. Despite that minor detail it turned out great. Will do again
So good!!! I did the vegan version with Violife Feta and it was delicious! The whole family loved it!!!!
I add pitted Kalamata olive to the tomatoes before baking, giving the dish a boost of Mediterranean flair. I like to swirl the mixture into polenta that I spike with corn kernels.
Excellent web site. Lots of helpful info here.
I'm sending it to some pals ans also sharing in delicious.
And obviously, thanks to your sweat!
Excellent! Made it exactly as written! A household favorite!
I wasn’t sure if it might be a bit on the salty side so used goat cheese (garlic). I sprinkled cilantro besides basil and topped with Parmesan cheese.? Love it!
Finish it off with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar...PERFECT!
I’ve been wanting to try this and it is perfect! I used chickpea pasta to bump up the protein. So easy and delicious! This recipe is definitely a keeper!
Delicious!!! A dinner staple! Can finally eat tomorrow again and this was my 1st dish made ❤️
Oh my goodness! Thank you. TLDR: bought ditalini pasta because I couldn't find orzo, was supposed to use in a pasta salad, but it didn't work out. Exhausted, I found this and it's delicious!
So, I bought feta cheese a long time ago...but I hate wasting food, especially dairy products. So I froze it. I remember I had some brussels sprouts that I also froze a long time ago, and after chopping and frying, they turned out disgusting. They were super rotten, yuck! Anyways, I'm like well I have these cherry tomatoes and a big block of feta, and then I remembered seeing this on youtube (I don't have tiktok). I loved it! It was so easy, I just added some garlic and onion powder and forgot to add some garlic and thyme (no basil) at the end, but woah I am definitely doing this style of sauce making for future pastas. Amazing!
Wow, that looks delish! If you are making it for only one person, could you make the ‘sauce’ but only toss part of it with a single serving of pasta, then save/freeze the rest of the sauce for later?
You can just make half the recipe rather than freezing it! I don't recommend freezing cheese.
Can I add chicken?
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I followed the recipe exactly and added a little bit of balsamic vinegar with the olive oil. It was amazing and so cheap! I spent about $10 total on all the ingredients. Will definitely be adding this to the rotation.
I have been making this version since March 2020. Still so delicious every time.
The OG baked feta pasta, SO GOOD!!!!
Recipe items I’m never without anymore-and I can eat this breakfast, lunch or dinner!
So delicious! Addicted to this recipe!
We have a lot left over. How does this fare after it's been in the fridge and heated up again?
YOu can reheat it with a little bit of milk but i honestly like turning it into pasta salad with some italian dressing, chopped veggies, etc!
If I were to use a block of mozzarella instead of feta, would it work the same?
Did you use cow/goat or French feta cheese?I'd love to know if there's a big difference between using French feta (usually sheep milk) versus cow/goat feta.
Mine came out very watery. However, I drained most off added, shredded chicken & zoodles. Delicious!
So Delicios. I even added bacon to mine
It is SOOOOO good! My daughter knows how to make it like a pro and it gives me a break? So quick and easy. LOVE IT!
After the baking stage mine came out super watery! What did I do wrong?
Hmm was it still watery even after the pasta was added??
My hubby & I loved it with baked chicken. Also added fire roasted tomatoes with some fresh cherry tomatoes and dried seasoning to our taste. Stored in some chopped spinach. Delicious ?
SO good! I throw in oregano and about a 1/2 tsp sugar. I lived in Greece for a few years, and they put a pinch of cinnamon in their tomato sauces, so I also add 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon.
My granddaughter told me about this recipe that everyone was raving about . So I had to find the recipe to try it out for her dinner. She loved it. So we have had it 2 times this month and we’re planning to fix again in the coming week . Thanks so much for a great recipe.
Easy and delicious!!!
I just finished making this for dinner and the husband LOVES it! I added some sautéed shrimp for a little extra flavor. Even I, a notorious tomato hater, devoured my whole plate. Thank you for this recipe, so easy but SO tasty!
This is delicious! I substituted roasted cauliflower for pasta, and we loved it.
Is 400 degrees too hot for olive oil?
Just made this for lunch and we are eating it now! It is AMAZING! Even the family members that don’t like tomatoes, LOVE IT!!! I will definitely make this again! Thank you for the recipe
This is delicious , I added shrimp. Can I use heavy cream when I reheat it tje next day if it's dry?
absolutely! or turn it into pasta salad!
LOVED making this last night. My 84 y/o mom who lives with me and is a picky eater, could not stop saying how great it was. I added green olives, as I didn't have enough tomatoes. Everything else was the same and it was just so fun to see it come out just like your pictures/video. The sweetness of the roasted tomatoes really complements the salty of the feta. Also, the fresh basil really lightens up the whole dish. Thank you!
The ORIGINAL Tik Tok Pasta (will me saying that help your SEO rankings for “tik tok pasta” who knows, do we ever know what gold is going to favor?) Anyway, back to the point, thank you for this recipe! So easy, so good, definitely going into the permanent rotation!!
Delicious and so, so easy. Thanks for the recipe!
I made this for dinner last night, while eating it I realized it's almost exactly like the summer pasta salad we have made for years. Cold bowtie pasta, crumbled feta, chiffonade basil, a jar of jullienned sun dried tomatoes with the oil and toasted pine nuts. Amazing!
I never leave reviews but I had to come back to comment on this recipe. I used this as a guideline and it turned out amazing! Changes I made were adding the garlic and red pepper flakes to the tomatoes right away, used crumbled feta (that’s all the store had), and added 1 cup of pasta water to make it more saucy. It is delicious! My somewhat picky kids couldn’t get enough and asked for seconds.
We are eating this now - added shrimp in the last 10-12 minutes. This is divine. So, so good. I will be making this over and over again, thank you!
This is the OG Baked Feta Pasta recipe and I love it! My whole family loves this recipe and I'm so glad I found the original!
LOVE ❤️ beautiful recipe. Instead I roasted the garlic the added red onion (roasted) and spinach (fresh). I may of went a bit too heavy on the pepper flakes so next time I’ll stick to one pinch. Apart from that it tasted amazing!
Ellen Courtney Gill-McVeigh
Could I use camerbert or Brie? As my family aren’t massive fans of feta cheese?
i would use either goat cheese, ricotta or boursin before brie or camembert!
What other cheeses can be used besides feta? Pregnant and can’t have soft cheeses
Hi there! You can have soft cheeses if they're cooked/heated so you're good! Also, not sure if you're in the US but most soft cheeses in america pasteurized! I did a lot of research when I was pregnant but obviously only do what you feel safe with!
I used a garlic & herb chèvre. Out-effing-standing!!
Thank you so much for the recipe! It was truly amazing. It honestly made me so happy!! The feta turns so creamy and lovely. It clings to the pasta beautifully!!
I am going to make it again for my birthday!
Thank you so much for the recipe! It was truly amazing. It honestly made me so happy!! The feta turns so creamy and lovely. It clings to the pasta beautifully!!
I am going to make it again for my birthday!
Cannot wait to try this!! Looks amazing.
Very delicious! The whole family loved it 🙂 0 leftovers.
Love it! Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe.
I'm a person who can't have to much sodium, I was wondering if anyone has tried swapping cheeses? Maybe goat cheese.
yes -- it definitely works!
I've heard a lot about this recipe and researched many recipes. Then I stumbled on this original. I added a few changes mostly more red pepper, a little spices in tomatoes while cooking. I also put it over zoodles and chicken. I have to tell you my husband's comment was....this is excellent! Thank you for sharing! I can't wait to make it again. Soon, very soon.
So easy to make and so delicious!! Highly recommend this dish and literally everything else from her blog and book! Everything I’ve tried is amazing!!
Just too good! I make this at least once a month!
Delicious and so easy. The perfect quick dinner!
One of my favorite recipes of all time! I’ve made it several times since you first posted it, and it’s always a hit. So easy to make and versatile. I like adding chicken sausage and some spinach at the end too. And it is amazing with spaghetti squash too!
YOU ARE THE BEST. Period.
Love it! Made it! Will make it over and over again!
So amazing and SO foolproof! And the perfect way to use up some of my insanely prolific Basil plant. I always add spinach as well and top with crispy airfryer chicken.
This is the best way to make it by far!!! Perfect every single time!! Thank you for this recipe!
Made this tonight and it was amazing! Thank you for sharing the recipe!!
Best and easiest pasta ever!!
Next time I make it which will be very soon I'm going to do the following.
During the first 30 minutes I'm going to add thinly sliced red onion.
Then during the last 5 - 10 minutes I'm going to put in some baby spinach, add some kalamata or black olives and a splash of balsamic vinegar.
This will be a regular dish in our house (my husband and I).
If I had it my way I would make it every week but I know my husband would complain.
So I might be able to get away with making it monthly.
This was amazing! ❤️ Love all her recipes and this one doesn’t disappoint! ?
Full of flavor, super quick and easy, too! Thanks for sharing so many amazing recipes with us!
I've been making this for over a year, thanks to this recipe! I have included this recipe when I make recipe cards for wedding presents, and the couples that make it always let me know how much they enjoy it! I can't wait until winter is over, and my garden is covered in basil and tomatoes so I have more excuses to make this yummy dish.
Easy-peasy. I've never heard of this TikTok trend, but I stumbled on this recipe randomly thanks to an IG post from Amanda Wilens, just as I was wondering what to make for dinner...
Emily L - Florida
The best version!
I made this with vegan feta and it was so good I plan to make it again immediately! I used fusili as my pasta shape and the sauce really got into all the spirals.
This was so delicious! It was easy to make and has so much potential for variations.
This pasta is life-changing! It’s been added to the official meal plan list in our house! Thank you for sharing it 🙂
Great dish from a fantastic chef.
A weekly thing in this house!
This looks amazing and so simple! I can't wait to try it!
Amazing! This has been requested by everyone in the house to be put into the regular dinner cycle!
SO good and I don't even really like feta :0 Thanks for such a fantastic recipe. I added a few extra tomatoes because I love them. Kept all else the same 🙂
Such a good recipe!!! Thank you for sharing!
Looks amazing cannot wait to try it.
YUM!! The OG!!!!
Been making this for about a year and it’s one of my go-tos when we have guests over - always a crowd pleaser!!
SO insanely easy & incredibly delicious!
This recipe is so easy and delicious!! I will definitely be making it again and want to try other variations. So good!
Truly the OG of baked feta pasta dish. Follow the recipe for the best flavors and then try all her other recipes! Heck, buy her book because you’ll want to make everything she has in it, and having it in you cookbook shelf for handy reference is just as easy as finding and printing the recipes.
This is a perfect easy week night go to. I make this often and have tried different variations of added vegetables.
This recipe is delicious and super easy which is a must for me. I used heirloom baby tomatoes and bowtie pasta. The great thing is, u can tweak this recipe anyway you’d like. I also really enjoyed her recipe with baked feta, butternut squash and sage. It’s a must try as well.
A family fave!! Thank you for always inspiring us!
This recipe is delicious, super easy and incredibly satisfying! It's definitely something I'll be making for a long time and I've already shared it with friends and family!
For us Canadians: 1 container of 200g of Feta Cheese in Brine and 2 pints or 2 containers of 283g cherry tomatoes worked perfectly for me!
So freaking good! Made this before the new blow up of the recipe when you could actually find blocks of feta! I always pair it with black bean or red lentil pasta and omg too good.
So good and creamy
This is a new family favorite and it was because of grilled cheese social that I happened upon this. This is a great dish for ANYONE to make. Not a lot of ingredients or steps and tons of flavor. O have already shared this with many friend whom have also made it!
Super simple, inexpensive and delicious! What more could you ask for?
I found Grilled Cheese Social near the start of quarantine, and I am so very grateful I did. I made McKenzie’s baked feta pasta and then SO MANY more of her recipes. Everyone is so delicious. I’m making the baked feta pasta again tomorrow. Me and my 17 and 12 year olds love it. Always looking forward to more of your recipes. Thanks for sharing your life and joy with us.
So delicious! Love it!
Love this recipe! Easy to make and great flavor.
Decadent in all the feel-good ways. Will make again!
All of @grilledcheesesocial recipes are the best! I've been making this one on repeat for the last year. Soo good!
This look glorious and I’m so excited to try it. Looks super easy with a punch of flavor! Grilled Cheese Social FTW
The OG baked feta pasta!! Found this recipe during quarantine and lead me to some many awesome recipes by GCS!
The OG!! The absolute best ❤️❤️
The best go to dinner!!! If I could make this every night I totally would!! Thank god for Mackenzie and her Instagram this past year! My friend told me I had to follow her and I am so glad I did! And also so glad she inspired me to get an instant pot. Also thanks so freaking much for always taking the time to answer an Instagram DM! THE BEST!!
The OG!! Was the first and only recipe I’ve followed! So delicious.
This recipe is amazing! Make it all the time - always a crowd pleaser. LOVE!!!
The weeknight superhero! Easy and delish.
Freaking amazing pasta! So creamy and so easy and delicious. I'm doing keto right now and made with cauliflower instead of pasta and WOW i'm amazed. Thank you GCS!!!
I made this recipe and yes, my kitchen smelled delish. I made a little change because for whatever reason I only like cold feta cheese, so I used mozzerella. It did not mix in as well as the feta does, but still good. I will try the butternut squash version next.
Yummm! The best recipe!
So good , so easy!! LOVE IT
This recipe is the bomb! Grilled Cheese Social's recipes never disappoint!
So, so, so good! I made triple last batch bc I need leftovers of this!
Loooove this recipe so much. Thankful I found it in your blog last summer!!!
Yum!! So delish!
Easy weeknight dish the whole family loves and easy to double to make for a crowd or big family dinner and just add on a salad and bread for a easy but delicious meal
Insanely goooooood. That’s it. ♥️
Such a winning recipe!! We subbed roasted red peppers for tomatoes and equally as delicious!
Very simple and delicious. Had it cold for lunch the next day. Will certainly do it again.
Mackenzie is the OG that brought this recipe to the states. Everyone has to make it. Truly incredible.
So delicious! Love this super simple, creamy deliciousness!
THIS RECIPE IS AMAZING. I have a weekly friends dinner and everyone loves when I make this dish. Its super simple and always delicious.
I've been making this recipe of yours for well over a year now. It's a weekly staple in our household.
This is the OG that got us through quarantine!
So easy to make and so delicious!
so easy & delish!
The OG! Proud to have made it (and the butternut squash version) before tik tok.
Thanks for bringing this to the US when we needed it most!!!!! I made it weekly thru the summer because of you but had no idea it was viral! I’ve yet to make anything you’ve recommended that wasn’t delicious! Chef’s kiss!
Thanks for this recipe! Delicious!
The BEST! Love this pasta dish and the story of how it took over the internet.
We’ve been making this for the last year with variations inspired by your recipe! Thank you for being the one to make this popular!
This is so good! It's elegant and tasty. Even my picky fiance who doesnt really like tomatoes loves it!
The only baked feta recipe I’ll use! I found it on grilled cheese social last year and it was on our weekly rotation during quarantine. Don’t know how we lived without it! Hooray for Grilled Cheese Social’s Baked Feta Pasta!
The best gets pasta recipe, so easy and delicious!
From the first time I made this pasta I fell
In love! It’s quick and easy! It’s delicious hot and cold. Use fresh ingredients and you won’t be disappointed. Use a pasta shape that would get the cheese and tomatoes in the crevices! Get ready to be hooked!!!
Best recipe ever! This is the original one in the US and there are many copycats now but this is the only one I follow! (it’s the best one!) We make it once a week! 🙂
I've made this at least 5 times since I saw your post! It's so easy and customizable and perfect! Thanks for being the first to bring it to attention in the States!
Since trying this last year, it is in our family’s regular rotation. Many friends have made and enjoyed this very recipe. To the newcomers finding this from TikTok, you’re about to find the answer to “what should
I make for dinner?” Love this year round.
Obsessed with this crowd pleaser!!!! What a show stopper and so easy!!!
The BEST!!! So easy and so delicious every time.
This fantastic recipe has found its way into the rotation, permanently!
LOVE THIS! This has been in heavy rotation since I discovered it in the early pandemic days. The fam loves it and it is so easy and delicious!
This is so easy and so incredibly delicious! It got me hooked on GCS and I love her personality she brings on Instagram. Can’t wait to try more recipes!
Delicious! I have made it multiple times over the past months and it is just as good every time!!
Been a fan of this recipe since the first time it was posted!! Always a hit with company!! There are never leftovers ? I will be making this dish for years to come. Thanks for sharing!
I have made this recipe so many times, it is a favorite in my house!! So delicious!
Part of our staple dishes ever since you posted this on your website! 10 out of 5!
Love this recipe! So quick, easy, and delicious ?
So delicious! Love the creaminess of the cheese and the juicy roasted tomatoes.
This recipe couldn’t be easier. Love how quick it comes together and the flavor is bomb!
The OG baked feta pasta!!! This recipe is absolutely perfect and we make it monthly!
The OG recipe!! I’ve made this several times and each time it gets better. Such an awesome easy dinner!
HANDS DOWN OUR FAVORITE & go too !!
Love you and this so much ?
the BEST! thanks for sharing this ??
Can you put it in the air fryer instead of the oven?
I've never done it but I don't see why not!! Just use a sheet of parchment paper to keep the juices from dripping through the basket!
I made this recipe in early 2020 and it was amazing! I am making it again for my friends birthday in 2 weeks. I know she will love it too!
I heard about the 2 gals who are both saying they are the originator of this recipe. But I hope that YOU get credit where credit is due, as we wouldn't even know about this recipe if it weren't for you!!!! So thank you for sharing it and making it go viral!
Also, a nice little hack that I started to do with mine: Before mixing the pasta in, I set aside some of the creamy tomato cheese sauce and eat it as a dip. It works well with pita bread, or even pita chips. It is SOOOO good!!!
This recipe and SO MANY others of GSC/Mackenzie's have been livesavers this past year with 3 littles running around and then almost 365 of quarantine. I follow her on IG and ask tons of questions (sorry chicka) bc with grocery store pick up we need to SUB some stuff and man she gets it. This with Roth Herb Garlic goat cheese is PHENOMENAL too. If a recipe says Grilled Cheese Social on it this girl is making it most likely MULTIPLE times!
THIS RECIPE GOT ME HOOKED TO GCS. SHE IS THE OG (IN AMERICA) ON THIS RECIPE.
This recipe is the most amazing, laughably simple, unbelievably flavorful and customizable thing you’ll ever make. Make it as a topping for appetizers or a creamy thick pasta sauce, or if it’s a pandemic and you’re at your wits end like everyone else- you just eat it by itself shamelessly all night long. 100/10 recommend.
This recipe would probably make my top 10 desert island meals list. The flavors are complex but the process couldn’t be easier. Have I made this recipe at least one a month for the past year? Yes! GCS, often imitated, never duplicated. Thanks for the regular inspiration!
I made this last night and it was soooo good! Thank you!
I love grilled cheese social she has the best recipes!!!
This has become a staple in my household!! It's so easy and keeps well for leftovers. You definitely can't go wrong with this one.
I make this at least twice a month and I am no talent in the kitchen! Grilled Cheese Social, this recipe, HELPS ME CHEAT! Excellent, super easy and no one will know if you are not that amazing,! If I can fool my Mom then this is everything!
Super easy and yummy
Such an easy and luxurious tasting dish! Thank you for bringing it to the US!
I don't even like tomatoes and this pasta is AMAZING! 10/10
This recipe is easy and so good. I’m going to try your butternut squash variety next, thanks Mackenzie!
Love this!! This is a staple in this house.
We love this dish in our house. Easy weeknight dish.
Love this idea!
My new favorite pasta dish!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!
So so good!!
Easiest, most delicious pasta dish ever. For those of you who are cooking challenged (like me) this recipe is fool proof!!
Natalie is such an amazing cook & I love all her other recipes as well!
Thanks for sharing! My absolute favorite dish to make!
Delicious! Confession: I sometimes have some naan bread on the side with this!
Hands down, the BEST BAKED FETA PASTA RECIPE! EVER!!! And all other recipes are bombbbbb af!!!???
The hype is real for a reason. SO GOOD
Hands down my favorite pasta dish to make. Simple yet full of flavor!
Absolutely the best!! We made this all summer with feta from our garden! My favorite time was when I went to the middle eastern store and made it with some really high quality feta. I noticed a big difference . It’s SO SO delicious and creamy. I don’t like raw tomatoes but I love to grow them and this was the perfect recipe for my summer tomato abundance. Thanks Mackenzie!
This looks phenomenal and I can’t wait to try it!
This looks phenomenal and I can’t wait to try it!
I make this weekly, SO GOOD!
This is so good! Perfect easy weeknight recipe.
Love this!! Added it to the rotation for our dinners. So good!
Dying to make this! Maybe this weekend for Super Bowl Sunday!
Best pasta ever!
Delicious and so easy! We loved it!
Da bomb! Everything you make is awesome!
So effing delicious. I love this blog. Everyone should follow for unbelievable recipes.
Love this Baked Feta Pasta Dish & your vegan suggestions were perfect! Thanks for another great recipe!!!
Seriously the easiest and tastiest pasta dish everrrr. A must try in every home.
So good I can just eat by the spoonful. Winner recipe !
The only thing that makes me feel cool these days is thanks to following grilled cheese social I made this at the beginning of quarantine ? my fave food blogger to follow !!!
My sister first shared this recipe with me and I'm never looking back. I'm amazed at the extreme flavor that this dish creates even though the ingredients are simple and it is easy to make. I've made this for a dinner party because it requires minimal time in the kitchen. I'd also say it's a great dish for a beginner cook because again it is SO simple yet delicious!
Just like all of her other recipes, she makes it easy to feel like a gourmet cook in only a few steps. Love this recipe and it’ll def be a staple in our household! Easy to make and beyond delicious.
Such a delicious, easy, versatile recipe! You can literally add anything and it'll taste awesome. Hats off to McKenzie for ANOTHER bomb ass recipe 🙂
The best! Yummy! So easy and delicious!
This recipe is easy and amazing! My family loves it, including my littles. And MacKenzie is the just sweetest person!
Literally a part of my weekly meal plan. I cannot stop eating it ?
Thanks for bringing this recipe stateside!
I'm not even a big pasta person but I will DEVOUR this recipe! It's so simple and delicious! Definitely on rotation at my house!
I've been making this delicious recipe since I first discovered your Instagram account in 2019! Super simple and delicious like your other recipes!
Your recipe is amazing!
My husband loves when I make this for him! Thanks for the brownie points!
Can't wait to try!!! ❤️
Love this recipe! I make it literally every week. I usually add Italian sausage and shallots and it’s.... WOW
Do you sauté the sausage first and then add in the last few minutes?
nope just put it in raw and it will cook!
So good! It's my go to busy night meal and everyone loves it!!!
Heaven in a bowl! Heaven for all those like me who hate actual cooking but can't compromise on taste. Fool proof recipe - measurement, taste and every-other-awesome-criteria-wise.
The best ever & super easy. Thanks for sharing. It’s a staple in my house now!
Love this recipe! It’s so easy to add veggies or protein to. I especially love it with goat cheese!
Loved this! Even my roommate who normally hates cooked tomatoes loved it!
I stupidly invited my parents over for dinner and they actually accepted. I had no idea what to serve them so my girlfriend suggested this recipe that she makes us all the time. It is hassle-free, delicious, and definitely a crowd pleaser. This is 100% the best version of the crazy feta pasta trend.
I was finally ahead of a trend! I'm so proud.
The BEST baked feta recipe out there. Simple, easy, delicious. We’ve been using your recipe for over a year now and we can’t get enough!
Sooo good ?
Loved making this during quarantine! Such a fun and different way to make a pasta dish! Love roasted tomatoes sooo much. Love your recipes, MacKenzie!
Omg, this pasta is to die for! I make it once or ever sometimes twice a week- it’s just THAT GOOD! Perfect balance of tart, tangy, creamy and a hint of spice ?
Is there a better pasta dish out there?! I think not! This dish is a solid 12/10 on taste and ease. Make it NOW!!
Such an amazing recipe!!! We eat this so often in the summer! I like to under stir my feta so that there are big chunks of feta along with the creamyness. So good!
Best pasta ever, you will make it at least once a week! And all the kids approve. 🙂
This was amazing! It's in our dinner rotation like once a week right now!
This pasta is everything didn’t know I needed in 2020. So thankful to of had this piece of joy during the dark ages of Covid. Thank you so much for being the first in the states to make it go viral
Literally my FAVORITE recipe I have made it maybe fifty times over and it is so delicious and EASY!
Great recipe!!! So easy and delicious!
THank you so much!!
Love this recipe! So easy and delicious thanks for sharing MacKenzie!!
This is honestly so much tastier than I could have ever imagined. 10/10!! Thank you for sharing!!
Thank you so much!!!
This recipe is so delicious. Everyone in my family now makes it regularly and I keep a block of feta in my fridge at all times now for when I get a craving!
Love this recipe- I made it so many times over 2020!!! I like to add half an onion and quartered zucchini rounds and it is so good. Holds up as leftovers as well.
This recipe friggin' SLAPS! So easy and SO GOOD. It has been providing so much delicious comfort during these crazy times <3
So easy and so good!
Amazing! Can't recommend this recipe enough. It's simple, comfy, and delicious. We usually use Banza pasta, so we don't feel guilty eating it so often.
Aww thank you!!!!
So good ?
We ❤️ this recipe!
Thank you so much!!!
Super easy and delicious recipe!
My favorite pasta dish!
Thank you!! <3
So easy and delicious!!
aww thank you so much!!
This is one of my favorite go-to recipes now because you made it so accessible! I also love your butternut squash version. Both delish!
aww you're the best! Thank you!!
Lolol ILY!! <3
LOVE THIS! Made this a million times during quarantine and make it at least once a week now! The easiest and tastiest recipe!
Love that!!! Hell yes! <3
So good with spinach and extra garlic.
Totally agree! I always add a bag of spinach right before the pasta goes in and it cooks it perfectly!!!
So simple & delicious. I make this weekly
Aww thank you!!
This is recipe is incredible and #1 favorite in my family!!!
Love that! Thank you!!
Cannot wait to try this!!
I hope you love it!!
YOU ARE! thank you!!
A weekly staple! The best pasta recipe on the internet!
Aww you're too kind! Thank you!
So delicious!! Thanks for sharing with the world!
My pleasure! Thank you!
The absolute best! Thank you for all the yummy things.
Aww thank you!
Thank you!!! <3
love this recipe!
THanks so much!
Thanks mama~!!! <3
Sooo great-- been making regularly for over a year now!
hell yes! OG STYLE!
hahahha THANK YOU!!
The OG Baked Feta Pasta guru in America!!! Thanks for introducing us to this cheesy pasta dream ?
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!
Had such hard time finding the feta brick, but I'm so glad I persisted and finally did!! This recipe is so easy & yummy for a weeknight meal (leftovers are even good too)!! YUM!
Lolol Thank you! And yes, it's so crazy how stores are running out!
If you know you know - US OG!
Love this recipe!! Its so Delicious & easy to bake!! One of my Favorites
Yummy. I made it with goat cheese. Have you ever used fresh mozzarella or buratta cheese?
Hi. Is it 400 degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius?
Omg definitely fahrenheit! Celcius would be like 800F degrees and would burn everything instantly 😉
OMG!! I'm honestly not a fan of Feta, but GIRL!!! This dish...my mind is blown! No Joke this is NOW going to be a regular staple in this household! Let me tell you, i am now a FAN of Feta! LOL!! Oh and please tell you that you have a cookbook.
Aww yay! Thank you so much!And yes, i do! Just click the shop tab!
Absolutely delicious and easy to make. My family loved it!!!!
Aww yay! Thank you!!
Absolutely delicious and easy! Added some cooked spinach that needed to be used. Thanks for a great recipe — we will definitely look forward to making this again in the future!
Yes! Sometimes I'll pour a whole bag of baby spinach on the tomatoes before i add the pasta!
Thanks for sharing this recipe. I subbed the bow tie pasta for brown rice quinoa pasta. It was so much food and our house smelled amazing! I will be making again soon.
Of course! It's all great with zoodles or baked spaghetti squash if you're trying to low carb!!
Aww thanks for the tag!