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Never has feta cheese been such an in-demand product. The famous TikTok feta pasta recipe has been creating a frenzy of excitement as people all over the world share their version of the one-dish wonder.

The only issue is that with the craze spreading like crazy, feta may become scarce (but one genius mum suggested using ricotta instead.) The recipe was created by food blogger and artist Jenni Häyrinen, who originally posted this easy peasy pasta recipe to her Instagram and called it uunifetapasta, or oven baked feta pasta.

The dish is centred around a whole block of feta cheese which is nestled on a bed of cherry tomatoes and then is roasted with some chopped chillis and garlic cloves. Once the tomatoes are suitably blistered, the tomatoes and cheese are mashed together and cooked pasta is added and that’s it. Apparently, the recipe was so popular that it resulted in a shortage of feta in Finland.

Let’s All Cook Baked Feta Pasta

Häyrinen even established International Uunifetapasta Day on 4 Feb where EVERYBODY cooks baked feta pasta on that day.

Baked Feta Pasta Lands On TikTok

Nearly 2 years after the original recipe was published, Häyrinen’s feta pasta recipe is having a revival on TikTok. Many different Tiktokkers have been trying out the recipe and getting massive views. There were many many variations of the recipe, but the secret ingredient (fresh chilli) was pretty much never included in the videos and most often replaced with chilli flakes. Häyrinen couldn’t just stand by and watch her recipe being decimated so she hopped onto the video platform and posted her own version.

@liemessaBaked feta pasta – the original viral #Uunifetapasta ????????#bakedfetapasta #tiktokfood #fetapasta #foodtiktok♬ Feel It Still – Portugal. The Man

The Aussie Version…All Aldi Ingredients

A local Aussie mum has also shared her version on the Aldi Mums page on Facebook.

“We tried the Tik Tik Pasta. My 12 YO daughter was super excited, I was sceptical. We both loved it and had fun together making it,” she said.

“All ingredients from your local Aldi. Danish Feta, 2 punnets cherry tomatoes, salt, pepper, 2 pinches chilli flakes, basil, 3whole garlic cloves, generous drizzle olive oil bake 40 mins. Add cooked spiral pasta,” she shares.

“Cheap, yummy and fun to make. We are already planning our next version with more ingredients,” she added.

Sooo YUM!

The post attracted hundreds of enthusiastic comments, many saying how delicious the dish is and also sharing their variations.

“We had this the other night too. Soooo yum!”

“Thanks for sharing – made this tonight and we loved it – Just added balsamic and chorizo and fresh basil.”

“Ooh I made this for my family last night and added pulled chicken at the end, will definitely make it again so yummy!”

Weird

Of course, there are always those who aren’t a fan.

Some said the dish wasn’t to their taste.

“This dish is soooo underwhelming! I added bacon and onion and still..”

“it was ok I thought it was going to be amazing after all the positive remarks online on other sites beside this one …but I found it average as did everyone else in my family.”

“Made this last week n my whole fam did not like it. Was a weird taste.”

But we think it’s definitely worth giving it a go.

baked feta pasta
Pic Via Aldi Mums / Facebook

TikTok Baked Feta Pasta Recipe

Ingredients:

1 pack feta
2 punnets cherry tomatoes
4 cloves garlic, whole
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes – although the original recipe called for one chopped fresh red chilli
Pepper to taste
1/2 cup olive oil
1 packet of pasta of your choice
Handful chopped basil leaves

Method:

Heat oven to 200C
Place cherry tomatoes at the bottom of a baking dish.
Add garlic cloves and then drizzle a quarter of the olive oil over the tomatoes.
Make space in the middle of the dish and place the whole feta block in the centre.
Add chillies on the top of the feta and drizzle the rest of the olive oil all over the ingredients.
Add salt and pepper to taste.

Place in oven for 15 minutes
Then turn up the oven to 220C on grill for 10 minutes.

While the dish is cooking, boil pasta
Once the feta is soft and melty and the tomatoes are blistered, remove from the dish from oven and break up with a fork
Add basil and pasta and stir to combine. Serve.

Have you tried the baked feta cheese pasta dish yet? Tell us in the comments below.

Main Image Via: liemessa / Instagram

  • Love this! And you can add so much foodnes…pumpkin is a great addition

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  • I have some fetta in the fridge. Definitely try this one out.

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  • I’ve tried Feta before and it wasn’t to my taste. I think though, if you love Feta, you’ll definitely love this dish.

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  • It looks amazing (minus the chilli). I prefer Danish feta, so that would be my go-to. It’s creamier and less salty.

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  • My nephew made this dish yesterday, I cannot believe how popular it is. I must give it a go.

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  • I’m not a fan of feta and the dish doesn’t even look nice or appetising!

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  • Interesting. Not really getting what the fuss is about. Fairly simple ingredients.

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  • I don’t have Tik Tok so didn’t know about this until now.
    I don’t know how much I’ll like this as feta can be quite salty and overpowering!

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  • I made this for dinner last night for myself, hubby and our 2 vegetarian children (11 and 15) who like nothing these days. I just did the simple version to try it out ( tomatoes, feta, salt and pepper, spinach, pasta and a little bit of parmesan) and much to my surprise there was 4 empty bowels! I am going to try it again but will add some extras and see what happens. I do recommend trying it, it really is very yummy.

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  • It looks delish and I love fetta.

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  • Now this is my type of dish, yum!

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  • I’m sure my kids will let me know about this one soon…lol

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  • I can’t see my kids agreeing to eat this, TBH.

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  • Had not even heard about this, but it looks good. Might give it a try as I have lots of cherry tomatoes.

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  • Yum, I would absolutely love this. Feta is the best! My fiance would screw his nose up at all the tomatoes though :(

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