Food February 3, 2021

How to make the roasted tomato and feta pasta from viral TikTok recipe

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If you've scrolled food TikTok or Instagram Reels this week, you've definitely seen the latest viral dish: oven-roasted tomatoes with feta cheese, garlic and herbs combined to make one seriously simple pasta dish.

Food blogger Jamie Milne of Everything Delish told "Good Morning America" she had to hop on the trend since it was "taking up my entire For You Page on TikTok."

Everything Delish
Tomatoes, feta cheese, herbs, olive oil and lemon zest ready to be roasted in the oven.

"I thought to myself, 'this is genius.' I have made feta-inspired pasta dishes in the past, but never thought of baking both the tomatoes and the feta at the same time to create a delicious sauce," she explained.

But, we wanted to know if it was really worth the hype, and according to Milne, "It is DELISH! Very creamy and extremely flavorful."

Everything Delish
Roasted tomato and feta pasta as seen on TikTok.

For home cooks looking to try it out, Milne suggests one small tweak, "adding in lemon zest. Since the feta cheese is salty, the lemon zest helps to balance out the taste."

Other users have also iterated on the dish -- some with different types of tomatoes, others with alternate toppings.

This recipe is a great launching point for other swaps to make it work for what you like to eat. Don't like feta? Try goat cheese. Can't eat dairy? Try a tofu and nutritional yeast mixture.

Check out how she made the meal on TikTok and use her full recipe below to give it a whirl in your own kitchen.

Baked Feta and Roasted Tomato Pasta

Serves: 4


1 box of your favorite pasta

8-ounce block of feta cheese

2 cups cherry tomatoes

1 garlic clove, chopped

1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil

3-4 basil leaves, chopped

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon oregano

lemon zest


Preheat oven to 415 F. Add cherry tomatoes to a baking dish and add 1/4 cup olive oil, chopped garlic, salt and pepper. Mix together. Add the block of feta cheese to the center of the baking dish. Top with 1 tablespoon olive oil and oregano. Add lemon zest. Bake for 25-30 minutes until tomatoes are roasted and feta is soft-melted.

Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and cook pasta according to boxed instructions. Strain pasta and set aside.

Remove tomatoes and feta from oven and using a spoon, add fresh basil. Mix together the tomatoes and cheese to create a sauce. Add in your cooked pasta and mix together until all noodles are evenly coated. Serve and enjoy!