Instant Pot TikTok Baked Feta Pasta. I tried the famous Tiktok baked feta pasta in the instant pot. With two different options this baked feta pasta is delicious for a quick one pot pasta meal in the instant pot. Loaded with cherry tomatoes, pasta, feta cheese and Mediterranean seasonings.
Even better, I have made my version of Tiktok feta pasta without oil, making it perfect for Weight Watchers and Slimming World.
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Pasta With Feta Cheese
My first experience of pasta with feta cheese, was a thing long before it became a TikTok sensation.
It was at my favourite Italian buffet.
It faces onto the seafront of what is considered Portugal’s best beach and has a bit of everything for the Italian foodie. A buffet area with hot food such as lasagne, garlic spinach, mushrooms, meatballs etc. Then there are two areas with cold pasta salads and pizza slices delivered to your table.
I always find myself getting too full too quick due to all the carbs, but it is delicious.
On the pasta salad table there are a lot of delicious pastas that are seasoned with feta and other yummy cheeses.
I would always go for seconds of the feta pasta as it was so yummy. Apart from the cherry tomatoes it has the EXACT same ingredients that you find in the baked feta pasta that is taking over the world right now!
TikTok Tomato & Feta Pasta
I am sure you are wondering what This TikTok tomato and feta pasta is, especially if you are not a regular on the TikTok social media platform.
The idea behind the recipe is that you oven bake cherry tomatoes in extra virgin olive oil with a block of feta cheese. Then once cooked you break up the feta and the feta will become your cheese sauce. You can also add in extra seasonings, extra chicken or turkey you have in and mix in just cooked pasta.
It is delicious and just like a typical feta cheese pasta dish that you will find on the Mediterranean.
Instant Pot TikTok Tomato & Feta Pasta
However, I decided to make the TikTok tomato and feta pasta in the instant pot instead. I wanted to make an oil free version that would be easier to put together.
In fact, what I did was cook the pasta and the feta at the same time. That way you don’t have to worry about using one dish for your feta and tomatoes and then another for your pasta.
I also did one version that had a bigger feta portion than pasta and vice versa and then you can decide how you prefer it.
Also, by keeping it oil free it is ideal for me if you are on a diet and want to watch your oil calories.
Baked Feta Cheese
I am sure you are wondering how to use feta cheese in pasta. Well, the usual way is to crumble up some feta cheese and serve it over your pasta.
But when you cook baked feta cheese, it has a wonderful creamy texture to it. A bit like when you cook our air fryer baked brie.
Then once you have cooked your baked feta cheese, you can stir it into your dish. It also doesn’t have to be like we are doing today, you can use it in all kinds of delicious pasta dishes.
TikTok Pasta Without Feta
Can you believe that this TikTok obsession has resulted in lots of supermarkets running out of Feta Cheese? I mean isn’t that crazy?
If that is you, or you are just not keen on feta then replace it with another cheese.
You can do the tiktok pasta without feta with the following instead:
- Mozzarella Ball
- Soft Cheese (think Philadelphia)
- Parmesan Slice
And any other similar textured cheese, that you know will mix well.
How To Cook Tiktok Pasta In The Instant Pot?
Cooking feta pasta in the instant pot is so EASY:
- Load pasta into the instant pot.
- Add water.
- Add cherry tomatoes.
- Load up with a block of feta cheese.
- Season well.
- Pressure cook.
How Long To Pressure Cook Feta Pasta?
You’ll be surprised to learn that pressure cooking pasta takes JUST 3 minutes. Plus, we recommend following this will a 5 minute natural pressure release.
Once this is done, you can break up your feta cheese and stir.
More Instant Pot Pasta
I love the convenience of instant pot pasta and here are a few other ideas:
- Instant Pot Macaroni Pasta Salad
- Instant Pot Macaroni Cheese
- Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Pasta
- Instant Pot Tuna Pasta Casserole
Instant Pot TikTok Baked Feta Pasta
- Load into the instant pot your pasta along with 500ml of water and make sure the water is covering the pasta.
- Add your feta block and sprinkle a tablespoon of basil over it. Add cherry tomatoes too. Place the lid on the instant pot, set the valve to sealing and cook for 3 minutes on pressure cook/manual, followed by 5 minutes of natural pressure release.
- Release pressure and then using a wooden spoon break up the feta and mix well. Add extra water if the pasta is too dry, or if you want it creamier add in a little Greek yoghurt. Add in the rest of your seasonings, including your garlic puree.
- Slice in some extra cherry tomatoes, stir and serve.