Here is an easy and yummy pasta dish for the family tonight…. have you heard the buzz about TikTok Pasta?  Are you like me? When 4PM rolls around, I ask myself in a panic, what is for dinner tonight?  Well, here is a super easy and yummy pasta recipe a friend and neighbour of mine recently shared with me that is delicious and unbelievably easy!  (Thanks Angie!) The best part is that you probably already have all the ingredients in your kitchen!  This is the famous “TikTok Pasta” that I had not heard of until my friend told me about it last week, and I have made it twice for my family already!  I am sharing it here to save you, super mama, some time from asking “what’s for dinner tonight”.  Your family will love it!  My three kiddos and hubby loved it!

TikTok Pasta Easy and Yummy Family Dinner
TikTok Pasta Easy and Yummy Family Dinner

Below is the quick and easy version of the TikTok Pasta I made (twice this week!) from the Washington Post.  You can also check out the original recipe of the TikTok Pasta by the Finnish blogger, Jenni Hayrinen, whose TikTok of uunifetapasta (Oven Baked Feta Pasta) went viral and caused a feta shortage! No joke! 

Try this easy and yummy TikTok Pasta recipe for your family tonight!  Sorry, I do not have a photo of the finished TikTok pasta because my kids and hubby got to it before I could!

TikTok Pasta – Easy and Yummy Pasta Recipe for the Family tonight!

Time: 10 minutes to prep

Total Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

2 boxes of cherry tomatoes

6 cloves of garlic, halved lengthwise (or less if you prefer)

½ cup extra virgin olive oil, divided in half

Kosher salt

1 block(7 ounces) Greek Feta cheese, sheep feta is creamiest! (VEGAN: add vegan feta in the last 10-15 minutes, rather than from the start, to prevent messy explosions or splattering in the oven.)

½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Fresh ground black pepper

1 box/package of rotini dried pasta

Fresh basil leaves, torn to add in at the end

TikTok Pasta Easy and Yummy Family Dinner

Steps for an Easy and Yummy TikTok Pasta Recipe for Family Dinner Tonight:

Step 1

Preheat to 400 degrees and place the rack in the center of the oven.

Step 2

Combine the tomatoes, garlic and 1/4 cup of the olive oil in a 9”x13” glass baking dish. Add salt and pepper and toss. Place the feta cheese in the center of the tomatoes mixture.  Drizzle the feta block with the remaining olive oil, and sprinkle the entire dish with red pepper flakes and more black pepper. Bake for 40 minutes.

Step 3

In a large pot, boil salted water and cook the pasta according to package directions. We like it al dente.  Save one cup of the pasta water and then drain the pasta.

Step 4

When the oven is done, mash the feta and tomatoes with a fork and mix until well mixed. Add the pasta into the sauce.  There should be plenty of liquid from the tomatoes but if you find it too dry, you can add the reserved pasta water.  Tear up fresh basil leaved and toss them freely into the pasta mixture. And yum!  Enjoy the TikTok Pasta!

Happy family dinner!

Warmest smiles,

Elaine