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{tiktok baked feta pasta}

The pasta that went viral. I’m sure you’ve all seen it by now, right? Baked feta pasta. It’s a low effort recipe for pasta with tomatoes and cheese…I mean, what’s not to love, right?

But, you know I couldn’t follow the Gen Z way of making it. According to these punks – side parts + skinny jeans are old. Ha! So, I had to put my own little xoxo stacyb spin on the recipe that EVERYONE is making + loving!

This recipe is simple. Throw a block of feta cheese in a baking dish. Oh, and since bricks of feta cheese are now a hot comadity like toilet paper once was, crumbled feta totally works too. If you can’t find it! Add tomatoes + olive oil + some garlic. Bake that shit till it gets melty + bubbly + tomatoes are blistered. Toss with your fave pasta. And Voila!

Oh and don’t forget to hashtag: #bakedfetapasta and see if you go viral too 🙂

Just a little background…..

The baked feta pasta phenomenon came stateside once MacKenzie Smith, the blogger behind Grilled Cheese Social, posted a video to her TikTok of yet another rendition at the end of January (though she posted it to her blog in June 2019). Smith’s single video has gained nearly 3 million views, with the #bakedfetapasta hashtag collectively amassing 52 million views and counting on TikTok.

My spin – I blending the sauce. You see, my teenager insisted we make this dish. Because obviously “everyone’s doing it!” I was hesitant. My teenager also does not eat tomatoes. So, making it a little more saucy made it doable.

{tiktok baked feta pasta}

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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{tiktok baked feta pasta}

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 pints grape/cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • salt + pepper
  • 1 block (about 7 oz) feta cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 12 ounces of your favorite pasta
  • fresh basil leaves
  • balsamic reduction

Here’s what you’ll do:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Using a 9 x 13 baking dish, combine tomatoes + garlic + 1/4 cup of the olive oil. Sprinkle with some salt and toss to coat.

Place the feta cheese in the center of the tomatoes and garlic. Top with the remaining olive oil + sprinkle the entire dish with red pepper flakes + black pepper.

Bake for about 40 minutes. Until the garlic has softened + the tomatoes begin to burst.

Carefully add contents to a food processor. Pulse till smooth.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to package directions.

Reserve 1 cup of the pasta water and then drain the pasta.

Pour sauce over cooked pasta. Add reserve pasta water as needed. I added about 1/2 cup.

Top pasta with basil + balsamic reduction.


The verdict…..

Simple. Delicious. Everyone loved it. Even my non tomato eating teenager.

Remember, you can print the recipe.  “Pin” to your Pinterest board for safe keeping.  If you decide to give it a shot, pretty please – tag me.  Text me.  I can’t wait to hear what you think!!  100% makes my day ♥

xoxo stacyb

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