Tiktok baked feta pasta: The mouthwatering recipe that's going viral on social media

Tiktok baked feta pasta
It's recipe has been so popular supermarkets are selling out of feta cheese. Photo credit: TikTok/@grilledcheesesocial.

TikTok is amazing for dinner inspiration on those nights where you just don't know what to make, with clever home cooks often sharing delicious recipes.

I've learned how to make these vegan chilli noodles and this three-ingredient creme brulee from the video sharing app, both of which have since featured highly on my cooking rotation. 

The latest recipe sensation to take over the app is a pasta recipe which you've probably already seen unless you've been hiding under a rock. 

The 'TikTok baked feta pasta' has been going viral, with TikTokkers from around the world trying their own variations. 

It's been so popular, supermarkets are reporting they're selling out of feta cheese. 

If you're not a skilled chef, don't fear. It's surprisingly simple: the ingredients include cherry tomatoes, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, basil, pasta and of course, feta cheese. 

According to Delish, the recipe originated in Finland in 2019 by food blogger and chef Liemessa. 

It's hard to say exactly when people began making it on TikTok but the popularity has exploded with people sharing their own twists.

So how do you make it? You can use one of the TikTok tutorials, but they can get annoying to keep pausing and replaying. 

Luckily The Daily Mail has republished the recipe in full, which makes things far more straightforward. 


  • 1 block of Greek feta cheese
  • 500g or 2 punnets of cherry tomatoes
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • Chilli flakes 
  • Oregano
  • 1 packet of dried spaghetti
  • Olive oil
  • Handful of chopped parsley or basil for garnishing


  1. Preheat oven to 220C.
  2. Place cherry tomatoes and five garlic cloves left unpeeled in a tray with baking paper. Then place a whole block of feta in the centre.
  3. Drizzle a generous amount of olive oil and sprinkle oregano and chilli flakes all over the ingredients.
  4. Pop the tray into the oven for about 25 minutes, or until the cheese melts and the tomatoes and garlic are soft.
  5. While the ingredients are roasting in the oven, cook the pasta according to the packet instructions and finely chop the parsley.
  6. Once the ingredients are roasted, remove the skin off the garlic, then use a fork to crush the cherry tomatoes and feta.
  7. Mix the pasta with the cheesy tomato sauce until the ingredients are well combined. Serve with parsley or basil.

Bon appetite!