This delicious baked feta pasta is quick and easy to make. Roasted tomatoes, fresh herbs, lots of garlic, and feta cheese sauce deliver an unbeatable flavor with all the Mediterranean aromas we love.

If you love this Baked Feta Pasta, you will also love this cherry tomato and pesto pastatomato garlic spaghetti or fried halloumi burst tomato pasta!

A baking pan with baked feta pasta  and fresh basil.

Why this recipe sings

  • This baked feta recipe is a spin on the famous TikTok baked feta pasta. When we first saw it, we realized it was like the pasta dish we always make at home.
  • Our version features feta roasting with cherry tomatoes, fresh herbs and lots of garlic cloves.
  • This recipe is famous for a reason. In addition to being delicious, it requires little prep time and takes about 40 minutes to complete.

Here is what you need

Penne pasta, cherry tomatoes, garlic, herbs, feta cheese oregano, olive oil and sea salt and pepper.
  • Feta cheese.
  • Cherry tomatoes.
  • Garlic.
  • Pasta of your choice.
  • Fresh herbs like basil, thyme, sage and oregano.
  • Extra virgin olive oil, dried oregano, chili flakes, freshly ground pepper, and sea salt.
Close up of baked feta pasta.

How to make our baked feta pasta

A baking pan with cherry tomatoes and a block of feta cheese in the middle.

Place the block of feta in the center of the baking dish.  Arrange the tomatoes and garlic cloves around the feta and tuck the fresh herbs between the tomatoes and garlic. Drizzle with olive oil.  Add some dry oregano and season with freshly ground pepper.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes at 400°F.

A baking pan with cherry tomatoes and a block of feta cheese in the middle.

Once everything is baked, remove the herb sprigs and mix the tomatoes, garlic, and feta gently with lots of fresh basil.

Roasted cherry tomatoes, melted baked feta cheese get stirred by a wooden spatula.
Roasted cherry tomatoes, and penne pasta get stirred by a wooden spatula.

Add the pasta to the sauce and mix gently.

A baking pan with pasta with tomatoes and feta and fresh basil.

Serve the pasta in bowls with a sprinkle of chili flakes and some roughly chopped fresh basil on top. Adding grated parmesan cheese is optional.


  • Tomatoes. You can use all varieties of small tomatoes, including cherry, mini heirloom (I am using them in this recipe), Sugar bombs, Campari, and Cocktail tomatoes. If you use Campari or Cocktail tomatoes, cut them in half.
  • Pasta choices. Feel free to use your favorite pasta. I love short pasta for this recipe, but that does not mean spaghetti or tagliatelle would not work! The creamy feta and tomato sauce will be amazing on any pasta.
  • Herbs and garlic. Our version of this recipe demands lots of fresh basil, thyme, rosemary, and sage. I like to tuck in a few sprigs of fresh herbs, like thyme and rosemary. I also sprinkle a tablespoon of dry oregano all over and freshly ground pepper and red pepper flakes. I tuck 4-5 garlic cloves between the tomatoes, cutting them in half or quarters. When the garlic roasts, it becomes very soft, like a paste, and is perfectly mixed with roasted tomatoes and feta.

Side dishes for baked feta pasta

This dish is an easy weeknight meal but can be transformed into a feast with some additional delicious side dishes. Try a large green salad like our maroulosalata-Greek lettuce salad. Marinated olives and/or some dipping olive oil and a loaf of warm crusty bread are great add-ons. Serve some protein with the pasta as a side dish instead, like pork skewers, turkey meatballs, or lemon-roasted chicken.

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A baking pan with pasta with tomatoes and feta and fresh basil.

Baked Feta and Tomato Pasta

by Jenny | The Greek Foodie
This delicious baked feta pasta with cherry tomatoes and fresh basil sauce has all the Mediterranean flavors we love.
5 from 9 votes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Greek
Servings 4
Calories 370 kcal


  • 11" x 8" baking pan


  • 8 oz Greek feta cheese
  • 2 lbs cherry tomatoes
  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic head Sliced or crushed cloves
  • 2-3 fresh herbs basil, oregano or thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon chili pepper flakes
  • 8 oz cooked pasta of your choice. I used penne.
  • freshly ground pepper
  • sea salt

For serving

  • fresh basil leaves
  • parmesan cheese optional


  • Preheat the oven to 190°C / 375°F
  • Place the block of feta in the center of your baking dish.  Arrange the tomatoes and garlic cloves around the feta. Tuck the fresh herbs between tomatoes and garlic.
    Drizzle everything evenly with olive oil. Sprinkle with a tablespoon of oregano and season with freshly ground pepper.
    Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Cook the pasta al dente. Usually 1 minute less than recommended boiling time.
    Make sure to reserve 1 cup of the pasta water, you might need it later.
  • Remove the baking dish from the oven.  Immediately add ⅔ of the basil leaves. Stir the mixture together until the feta has melted into a creamy sauce. 
  • Add in the pasta. 
    Gently toss until the pasta is evenly coated.  
    If you need to, add a little of the reserved pasta water, about ⅕ cup, to loosen it up a little and make it creamier. 
  • Serve in bowls with grated parmesan cheese(optional), chopped fresh basil leaves, and a pinch of chili flakes.


  • This baked feta dish reheats nicely. I usually transfer the leftovers to a pot and reheat them on the stove. I add a little water (¼ cup) to the pasta to loosen it up and stir on medium heat. 
Nutritional Info – Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided is only an estimate and can vary based on the products used.


Calories: 370kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 11gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 956mgPotassium: 735mgFiber: 3gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 1594IUVitamin C: 57mgCalcium: 320mgIron: 3mg
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Baked Feta and Tomato Pasta

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