When I saw the trending hashtag #bakedfetapasta on Tik Tok I knew I was going to have to try and make it. This Viral Tik Tok Baked Feta Pasta Crock Pot Version is just as tasty as the oven version but even easier. This creamy baked feta tomato sauce is so simple to make but tastes incredible on pasta!
All the ingredients were right up my alley which is why I think it is so popular. I mean who doesn’t love a good tomato sauce with tons of cheese and olive oil. The recipe is beyond easy and the flavors go together perfectly. Just like my Crock Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta!
Of course, you know I was going to make it in the Crock Pot because that my favorite thing to do! The original recipe was posted back in 2019 by LIEMESSA and was cooked in the oven. But if you want to give this trend a try in your Crock Pot I think you will love it and like usual it will be all ready for you at dinner time!
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Viral Tik Tok Baked Feta Pasta Crock Pot Ingredients
Feta Cheese with seasoned cherry tomatoes baked together to create a creamy sauce that gets tossed with pasta to create a simple but delicious dinner.
The original recipe calls for a block of feta cheese which I couldn’t find at my store. I had lots of different choices of crumbled feta cheese so I went with a garlic and herb feta cheese. I choose that one because anytime I can make a recipe easier and not even have to use spices I’m in. So if you can’t find a block of feta cheese, you can use any crumbled feta.
If you don’t like Feta Cheese you could easily swap goat cheese or even cream cheese!
I always love the Cherub grape tomatoes that are sweet you can even eat them like grapes. However, any tomatoes will work. If you are using bigger tomatoes just half them or quarter depending on how big they are.
The seasonings are up to you on this recipe. Since I used a garlic and herb feta cheese I just stuck with salt, pepper and a 1/2 cup of olive oil. If you don’t buy the seasoned feta cheese you could easily add your favorite Italian seasoning like oregano even a tablespoon of Italian Seasoning.
Garlic, Garlic, Garlic! I love garlic so I did 4 large garlic cloves minced for this recipe but you can use as much or as little as you like.
Fresh Basil is a must! This adds punch of fresh flavor to the dish at the end.
Best Pasta to use for Viral Tik Tok Baked Feta Pasta Crock Pot Version
The best pasta (in my opinion) to use for this dish is a rotini or penne that has little grooves to catch all the baked feta cheese. However, just like with any dish any pasta you have on hand will work. I always use gluten free Barilla Pasta in my recipes! I used this rotini pasta for this dish.
If you want to keep this dish keto friendly swap the pasta for zoodles!
Optional Viral Tik Tok Baked Feta Pasta Crock Pot Version Ingredients
Cream – If you want an even creamier consistency you can add cream once you have crushed the tomatoes after cooking. Add as much as you want to obtain the creaminess you want. If you don’t have any cream you could also reserve 1/4 cup of water from the pasta after it’s cooked which helps to thicken sauces.
Parmesan Cheese– I love to finish every pasta I make with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. This always adds the final flavor touch to any pasta dish.
Food Allergies- Gluten Free
I make everything gluten free in our house because my husband has celiac disease, which is when you are allergic to gluten. Our favorite pasta is the Gluten Free Barillla Pasta line. I find that it is the best one at staying together while cooking and the taste is just like real pasta. I used the Barilla Gluten Free Rotini for this recipe. Other than the pasta this entire meal is gluten free!
How to Make Viral Tik Tok Baked Feta Pasta Crock Pot Version
Step 1. Add feta cheese to crock pot.
Step 2. Pour tomatoes around feta cheese.
Step 3. Pour olive oil on top of everything.
Step 4. Add salt, pepper, garlic and serrano pepper (optional).
Step 5. Cook on high for 3-4 hours.
Step 6. 20 minutes prior to tomatoes and feta finishing. Cook pasta according to package. (Save 1/2 cup of pasta water for creamier sauce if you don’t have cream).
Step 7. Once finished cooking mash tomatoes and cheese together. Add cream or pasta water if desired to make sauce creamier.
Step 8. Add pasta, fresh basil and parmesan. Stir everything until the pasta is coated!
Viral Tik Tok Baked Feta Pasta Crock Pot
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes
- 8 oz Feta cheese block style
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons garlic minced
- Serrano Pepper minced
- 8 oz Gluten Free Pasta cooked
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil chopped
- Add feta cheese to crock pot.
- Pour tomatoes around feta cheese.
- Pour olive oil on top of everything.
- Add salt, pepper, and garlic. (Add Serrano Pepper if desired).
- Cook on high for 3-4 hours.
- 20 minutes prior to tomatoes and feta finishing. Cook pasta according to package. Save 1/2 cup of pasta water.
- Once finished cooking mash tomatoes and cheese together. Add cream or pasta water if desired to make sauce creamier.
- Add pasta, fresh basil, and parmesan. Stir everything until the pasta is coated!