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TikTok Feta Cheese and Tomato Pasta

 I don't know if you are a fan of the app TikTok, but I am!  It's the one social media I do not post on, but that I love to use.  If you are unfamiliar, it is a social media app where the user can post videos under one minute long.  I've gotten hooked on these hashtags: #breadtok, #foodtok, #laundrytok #cleaningtok and #cookingtok.  I also have a few people I follow for their content, but that's another post!

I have learned about some delicious recipes and this one is one my husband and I enjoy.  It's simple, uses fresh ingredients and delicious!  The first time I saw this I had to really dig to find the original creator, which I believe is #liemessa, owner of the blog LieMessa.  She's a Finnish blogger and the recipe posted originally in April of 2019.  The story has it that the recipe was so popular in Finland that the grocery stores ran out of block feta!

Here's the recipe my husband and I followed.  Be sure to check out the other delicious feta and tomato recipes below!

Yield: 4
Author: Terri Steffes
TikTok Tomato and Feta Pasta

TikTok Tomato and Feta Pasta

As seen on the social media app, TikTok. Original creator liemessa.com
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 30 MinTotal time: 35 Min


  • 1 container of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 block Greek feta cheese
  • 6-8 large basil leaves
  • 5-6 T minced garlic
  • 1 lb dried pasta
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil


  1. Using an oven-safe baking dish, toss in your cherry tomatoes, and cover them with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Then mix to combine.
  2. Add a full block of feta cheese to the center of the baking dish.  Coat the cheese in the olive oil by giving it a couple of turns in the dish.  Salt and pepper the cheese.
  3. Roast for 30 minutes, or until the tomatoes burst.  
  4. In the meanwhile, cook pasta and drain, reserving 1 cup of pasta water.
  5. Remove tomatoes and cheese out of the oven, add fresh minced garlic and fresh basil leaves.
  6. Mix it around immediately so that the garlic and basil soften from the heat in the dish.
  7. Add cooked pasta on top and give everything a good stir.  Add pasta water, if needed, to create a sauce.


Cherry or grape tomatoes work beautifully.

Use pasta water only if you need it to make the sauce.

Use fresh basil.

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  1. I'm fascinated at how quickly this dish went viral! I'm not even a fan of feta cheese but I had to try it out and it's delicious!

  2. My teen is on tic tok but I have never used it. I had no idea they even had the topics that you speak of in your post. I thought it was all teens doing goofy dances LOL. The pasta looks wonderful.

  3. I keep seeing this pasta recipe popping up and love the sound of it - I mean roasted tomatoes and cheese, how can you go wrong!!

  4. I have been seeing this pasta, would love to try this. This is one delicious pasta, simple and tasty!

  5. My daughter adores tic tok but it's an alien world for me. We've been making this same thing except adding shrimp to the dish for decades, and it is always a favorite.


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