All you need is five simple ingredients for this easy, cheesy recipe for Baked Feta Pasta.

 

 

Who would’ve thought a simple block of feta cheese could transform into a pasta recipe that just might break the Internet?

Baked feta in a baking dish with tomatoes

If you’ve been dabbling in The TikTok (what us 87-year-olds call it) lately, you’ve likely come across variations of this now-viral recipe by Finnish blogger Jenni Häyrinen. I couldn’t resist giving it my own spin with the addition of white wine and fresh basil.

Cherry tomatoes, olive oil and pepper in a baking dish

The setup on this one is simple, and the resulting flavors could not be more vibrant. Simply toss a few handfuls of cherry tomatoes into a baking dish then drizzle in olive oil and add some freshly cracked black pepper.

Feta cheese in a baking dish with white wine being poured in

Give it all a good mix, spread out the tomatoes and then let the star of the show make its debut: a whole entire block of feta cheese. But we’re not done yet!

A drizzle of white wine really takes this dish to the next level, but if you’re not feeling the boozy addition, simply skip the wine.

A block of baked feta cheese surrounded by roasted cherry tomatoes

After a quick bake in the oven, the cheese is softened and the cherry tomatoes are roasted, and their juices join forces with the wine to make one heck of a flavorful sauce.

Mix it all together, stir in your pasta of choice and get your garnish on with plenty of fresh basil. This is truly a one-dish dinner winner with endless customizations. Keep it meat-free or toss in grilled chicken or garlicky shrimp. Not a basil enthusiast? Opt for fresh thyme or oregano.

UPDATE: Due to popular demand (and for those who are not fans of feta), check out Baked Brie Pasta with cherry tomatoes and fresh thyme.

Pasta inside a baking dish with baked feta

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Baked Feta Pasta

All you need is five simple ingredients for this easy, cheesy recipe for Baked Feta Pasta made with white wine and fresh basil.
4.54 from 39 votes
Baked feta in a baking dish with tomatoes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 (8-oz.) block feta cheese
  • 12 oz. uncooked pasta of choice
  • Fresh basil, for serving

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • In a 13x9-inch baking dish, stir together the cherry tomatoes, 2 tablespoons olive oil and ½ teaspoon black pepper.
  • Push the tomatoes to the sides of the dish then place the block of feta cheese in the center. Drizzle the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil on top of the feta.
  • Drizzle the white wine all around the feta then bake until the cheese has softened and the tomatoes are roasted, about 30 minutes.
  • While the feta is baking, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente, 10 t0 12 minutes. Drain the pasta and set it aside.
  • Remove the baking dish from the oven and using a large spoon, mash the feta and stir it together with the tomatoes. Drain the pasta then add it to the baking dish, stirring well to combine.
  • Garnish the pasta with the basil and serve.
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Calories: 302kcal, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 27mg, Potassium: 250mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 249IU, Vitamin C: 11mg, Calcium: 27mg, Iron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Converted to VEGAN with vegan Feta and left out wine. Very yummy. Only “non vegan” item was olive oil…which I choose to use.

  2. 5 stars
    This is wonderful. Very easy with fabulous results. Thank you for such a simple, great recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    It looks really runny when you take it out of the oven, I not only mashed the tomatoes, I used my hand held blender. Then it is a nice consistency. This is really easy and really good.

    1. 1 star
      I heard so much about this recipe but sadly we didn’t love it. The feta overpowered everything. Needed a different ratio. More tomatoes – less feta. U win some, you lose some!

  4. 5 stars
    Decided to use goat cheese, I found 4 oz blocks at Target that were with garlic & herbs so I got 2 of those. I prefer the slight extra tang in goat cheese anyway. Had 2 12-oz packages of cherry tomatoes and used all of those, so that was more than the recipe. We used probably 5 tablespoons of oil in total because of the extra tomatoes. Added in sliced fresh garlic per the original TikTok recipe (because garlic!), and added the white wine. Added in some crushed red pepper, cracked black pepper, sprinkle of kosher salt and some Italian mixed seasoning. The goat cheese melted beautifully and we liked it, will make again! We used zitis. I also have cans of tuna in oil we got at Costco and think I’ll try with that. Thanks!

  5. 5 stars
    Fabulous and as easy as promised. I skipped the black pepper and at the end added some chopped kalamata olives for an extra zing. Given how great it is, I would change it from 6 servings to 4. Thank you!!

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