For those of us who get halfway through the week and suddenly decide that everything in the fridge isn’t what we want to eat at all, sometimes getting into a scrolling k-hole on TikTok can become a point of inspiration for a quick dinner situation. This is one of those times. Cooking TikTok has once again brought through the delicious goods, this time with a bonkers tomato feta pasta recipe.
It’s literally not even 10am and I’m already thinking about future dinner here.
The #fetapasta hashtag’s biggest video is from @feelgoodfoodie, who shared the baked feta recipe on January 29 – though it’s been haunting Food TikTok since late 2020, and is derived from a recipe posted in 2019 by Finnish food blogger, Jenni Häyrinen. The #fetapasta tag itself has hundreds of people making the dish, and well over 21 million views in total. This is some real popular carbs, people.
At the time of writing it’s clocked up 4.4million views, and has been popping up on everyone For You Page like it’s nobody’s business, which is just bonkers. But also, it looks fucking delicious so you really can’t be surprised here.
@feelgoodfoodie’s (a.k.a. Yumna) recipe involves baking a bunch of cherry tomatoes and a whole chunk of feta in olive oil and fresh basil for 35 minutes, and then stirring through cooked pasta into one big delicious tray of delicious nonsense.
She also claims that the recipe caused grocery stores in Finland to completely sell out of feta cheese, which is just downright impressive.
All up it’ll take you about 45 minutes from prep to plate, and it really is like a decent bung-in-the-oven dinner you can smash together when you’ve come home after work and don’t want to do anything more than sitting on the couch in your trackies.
If you don’t have enough time to do that (or your housemate’s nicked the oven before you could claim it), Yumna has also created a stovetop version of the same thing, which you can whip up in a fraction of the time.
Using a pan to pull everything together in, the panfried version of the viral TikTok recipe takes about 10 minutes and you pretty much get the same result. I love this so much, and I’m truly trying to figure out how soon I can make this.
Yumna took the recipe even further – because we stan an inventive queen – and tried switching out the feta for a creamy goats cheese and subbed in some honey (!) and pesto (!!!) for a different basil hit. The result was a creamy, saucy, comforting dish of total deliciousness that I reckon would go down a treat when all you want is carbs, cheese, and sweetness. My stomach is barking at me right now, God.
Yes. Please. Give it to me right now thanks.