Baked Feta Pasta

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Baked Feta Pasta is all the rage & it’s easy to see why!

This is a one-dish wonder has taken over kitchens all over the world. It showcases bright colors and even brighter flavors! Feta, tomatoes, olive oil and seasonings are baked and tossed with cooked pasta. Ridiculously easy. The result is perfection on a plate.

close up of Baked Feta Pasta in a casserole dish

The EASIEST Pasta

If you’ve ever been on TikTok (find us there too) you’ve definitely seen Baked Feta Pasta! This recipe has been insanely viral and has literally travelled the world.

I first learned about this dish from my friend Yumna over at Feel Good Foodie who learned it from Grilled Cheese Social. Originally this recipe was created by Jenni over at Liemessa in Finnland and has graced the kitchens of millions of people.

We Love it Because

  • It’s ridiculously easy. So easy!
  • Prep is literally minutes (or less).
  • This pasta uses simple fresh ingredients for an amazing dish.
  • It’s rich and jam packed with flavor.

We love to put our own spin on trending recipes and Baked Feta Pasta is the perfect way to up-level the basic recipe. Take this versatile recipe and make your own creation with what you’ve got on hand.

ingredients to make Baked Feta Pasta

Ingredients

CHEESE Feta cheese is the star of the show. It has a tangy, salty flavor. It comes in blocks and crumbles easily.

Feta tastes great melted when other ingredients are added to it like garlic, olive oil, or balsamic vinegar (use your imagination). This recipe uses a full 8-ounce block of feta!

CHERRY TOMATOES A liberal amount of cherry or grape tomatoes offsets the feta perfectly for a tangy, salty, and fresh taste. Add red bell pepper for some extra flavor.

PASTA & SEASONINGS Go ahead and use the pasta of your choice. We love a medium shape like penne, rotini, or farfalle. Season however you’d, we like our own blend of Italian Seasoning the best!

Variations

Feel free to add freshly chopped spinach, sliced mushrooms, or diced zucchini. While this is a vegetarian recipe, it can easily be a protein entrée with the addition of chicken, shrimp, or Italian Sausage.

How to Make Baked Feta Pasta

This is such an easy recipe and it’s so versatile, you’ll find ways to make it all year long!

  1. Just toss tomatoes with olive oil & garlic.
  2. Place feta block in the center of the tomatoes and bake per recipe below.
  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta al dente & drain, reserving water.
  4. Stir tomatoes & feta in their baking dish and add pasta. Stir and add pasta water as needed.

This dish is VERY rich so we like to ensure we have lots of tomatoes and to garnish with fresh herbs like basil and parsley.

two bowls of Baked Feta Pasta with garnish

Tips for a Perfect Pasta Dish

  • Avoid overcooking the pasta, it will continue to cook once it’s added to the casserole dish.
  • Tomatoes can be cut in half lengthwise before baking or left whole.
  • Try adding some Greek Seasoning instead of Italian Seasoning for a twist!
  • Serve alongside some tasty meatballs and why not serve a light dessert?

Leftovers

Keep leftover baked feta pasta covered in the refrigerator and it will last about 4 days. Reheat in the microwave. Baked feta pasta can be assembled in advance and kept in the refrigerator. Make the pasta fresh and combine the two. Serve with basil as a garnish.

Best Baked Pasta

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close up of Baked Feta Pasta in two bowls
5 from 22 votes
Review Recipe

Baked Feta Pasta

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Baked Feta Pasta is an easy yet elegant vegetarian pasta dish that's perfect for a family dinner!

Ingredients

  • 8 ounce block of feta cheese
  • 1 pound cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes, about 3 cups
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • teaspoon red chili flakes
  • ¼ cup fresh basil chopped
  • 8 ounces uncooked pasta
  • salt & pepper
  • fresh basil and parsley for serving

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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Toss tomatoes with olive oil, garlic, Italian seasoning and chili flakes in a baking dish. Nestle the block of feta in the tomatoes.
  • Bake 35 minutes or until feta is soft and the tomatoes are soft and splitting. Broil 2-3 minutes.
  • While the tomatoes are baking, cook pasta al dente in salted water. Drain but be sure to reserve at least 1 cup of water.
  • Stir the tomatoes and feta in the baking dish.
  • Mix in pasta adding enough pasta water to make a creamy sauce.
  • Stir in fresh basil and serve.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1.5cups, Calories: 384, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 26g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 50mg, Sodium: 648mg, Potassium: 325mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 896IU, Vitamin C: 27mg, Calcium: 307mg, Iron: 2mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Baked Feta Pasta, Feta Pasta, Feta Pasta recipe, how to make Feta Pasta
Course Dinner, Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine American
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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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  1. Loved this as it was so tasty and so easy. I held back on amount of basil( a mistake) and added baby spinach and kalamata olives. The only think I might change is not to add salt to the dish. Can’t wait to make this again and again. Looked beautiful too. Restaurant worthy.5 stars

    1. Go ahead and use the pasta of your choice Tammy. We love a medium shape like penne, rotini, or farfalle.

  2. This dish was so easy to make and absolutely delicious! My husband asked to add it to our regular rotation because it was that good!! Highly recommend5 stars

  3. I saw this recipe awhile back don’t remember where – I have made this many times and is delicious.
    I have added fresh mushrooms to the tomatoes when almost done and then spinach when done the heat of the tomatoes wilts the spinach. I also have done it asparagus in with the tomatoes and when almost done added Kalamata olives and oregano.. Making it with zucchini and yellow summer squash is also a hit. I have used penne, spiral, bow ties. works with any favorite pasta. Quick and easy meal night in my books. Thanks5 stars