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Creamy, slightly tangy and just simply amazing, this baked feta pasta dish is the ultimate low carb pasta dish. Fresh tomatoes oven baked with feta cheese, olive oil and spices, this is the ultimate comfort pasta dish. Don't worry about the carbs as this recipe uses 0 carb konjac noodles to keep it keto friendly.
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What is the Tiktok viral pasta?
The original feta pasta recipe is credited to come from a Finnish blogger, but became viral on tiktok when an American blogger created her own version.
The viral pasta is essentially a brick of feta cheese placed in the middle a baking dish with some cherry tomatoes coated with some oil and spices and baked in the oven. Once baked, it's then mixed together to create a cheesy fresh tomato sauce. Your favourite kind of pasta is added and the dish is ready to serve!
There are many versions of this dish using different types of tomatoes, cheeses, spices and pasta and I'm sure all of them taste as delicious as the original! Here is my version using seasonings that I love and using keto friendly noodles.
The ingredients used in my version of this healthy baked feta pasta are as follows:
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Feta Cheese
- Olive Oil
- Spices: oregano, salt, pepper, chili peppers
- NuPasta (konjac noodles)
You can definitely change things up a bit and swap different ingredients for others.
Low Carb Pasta Options🧀
There are many different alternatives to low carb noodles, but my favourite kind of keto noodles has always been from the nuPasta company or Palmini. If you don't like konjac noodles, here are some more ideas that you can try!
- Spaghetti Squash
- Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles)
- Egg Noodles
- Konjac Noodles either made with oat fiber or soy.
- Shirataki Noodles
- Fiber Noodles
- Psyllium Noodles
- Kelp Pasta (although I don't recommend it for this dish)
- Palmini Noodles (noodles made from hearts of palms - super delish)
- Cabbage Noodles
- Celeriac Noodles
- Eggplant Noodles
- Kohlrabi Noodles
- Cauliflower Florets (not noodles, but can work)
The original recipe is made with feta cheese, but you could make this dish using different cheeses. Here are some delicious options that you can try to change things up a bit.
- Boursin Cheese: Now this one is just amazing. I usually use 3 packs of the garlic and herbs boursin to get the most creaminess possible.
- Mozzarella: You can use fresh mozzarella, but it won't melt with the tomatoes.
- Cream Cheese: A cheaper alternative to feta cheese.
- Goat Cheese: A much creamier alternative to feta cheese.
- Ricotta Cheese: Won't be as creamy, but certainly delicious!
- Mascarpone: So delicious and creamy! My 3rd favourite way to make it!
- Whole Feta Brick: Just place it in the middle of the tomatoes like the original dish.
- Crumbled Feta: You can also use crumbled feta instead of the brick for the same results.
The original dish is vegetarian, but you could totally add some protein or vegetables to it! Here are some of my favourite ideas! You'll want to add your choice of cooked protein after the feta bake has done baking.
- Protein Options
- Grilled chicken breast
- Buffalo chicken
- Seared Scallops
- Seared Steak
- Vegetable Options
- Spinach: add after it's done baking.
- Onions: add together so that it bakes together.
- Olives: add together so that it bakes together.
- Eggplant: add together so that it bakes together.
- Mushrooms: add together so that it bakes together.
- Broccoli: add together so that it bakes together.
- Kale: add after it's done baking.
- Swiss Chard: add after it's done baking.
- Asparagus: add together so that it bakes together.
- Fresh Basil
- Fresh Parsley
How to Make Feta Pasta🍝
This keto fest pasta is incredibly easy to make. There are several ways you can make it, but I'll show you how you can make it in the oven, air fryer and in a crockpot. Whichever method you choose, the pasta will always be made after the sauce is done.
Oven Baked Feta Pasta
For the oven method, you'll want to add your tomatoes in a baking dish and add the block of feta into the middle.
Drizzle the olive oil, garlic and spices all over and bake for 50 minutes at 350F/180C.
Once done baking, simply mix the cheese and tomatoes together with a fork to create a beautiful fresh tomato sauce.
Air Fryer Feta Pasta
Same steps as above except you'll want to add your tomatoes and cheese into a small dish that fits your air fryer. Air fry for 30 minutes at 370F/190C.
Crockpot Feta Pasta
Same steps as above except you'll add all of your ingredients inside the crockpot dish. Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3.5 hours.
For this recipe I chose to use konjac noodles made by nuPasta. For konjac noodles you'll want to drain the liquid out and rinse them in water for about 30 seconds.
Once they're all rinsed out, I like to dry them out by cooking them in a frying pan as is for about 3-4 minutes. Once the liquid has evaporated then they can be added to the tomato sauce and mixed in. The last step is to add fresh chopped basil and mix in.
- Pro Tip！Definitely rinse and cook the konjac noodles before using to get rid of that fishy smell!.
Since I use konjac noodles for this recipe, most of the carbs are going to come from the cheese and tomatoes.
Carbs in feta cheese
Feta cheese has approximately 4.1g carbohydrates per 100g.
Carbs in cherry tomatoes
Cherry tomatoes have about 3.6g of carbohydrates per 100g.
This baked feta pasta can be great for meal prepping for the week. The pasta and sauce will keep in the fridge for about one week. The konjac noodles can't be frozen so if you want to freeze it, I suggest freezing the sauce in small portions and adding noodles to it after thawing.
Good in the fridge for 1 week in a sealed tupperware.
The sauce can be frozen for up to 3 months, but the konjac noodles can't.
Keto Pasta Recipes
- Keto Zucchini Lasagna: Thinly sliced zucchini covered in homemade meat sauce and cheese.
- Cauliflower Mac and Cheese: Tender cauliflower baked in a three cheese sauce.
- Keto Bolognese: A keto meat sauce served over some zoodles.
- Thai Pork Salad: A shirataki salad with a Thai twist.
- Palmini Noodles Carbonara: Delicious hearts of palms noodles cooked in a carbonara sauce.
- Keto Alfredo Sauce: Use this sauce to make your favourite alfredo recipes!
Healthy Keto Baked Feta Pasta with Keto Noodles
- Baking Dish
- 4 cups (575 g) cherry tomatoes
- 1 brick (250 g) feta cheese (8.8oz (or crumbled is fine))
- ⅓ cup (80 ml) extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp oregano
- ¼ tsp chili pepper (or more if you like more spicy)
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 4 cloves garlic (chopped)
- 10 fresh basil leaves
- 2 packs (420 g) nuPasta fettucine (konjac noodles)
- You can make this recipe using an oven, air fryer or crockpot. You'll first make the tomato sauce and while that's cooking, you can start on the noodles.
- Add the cherry tomatoes to a baking dish and add the feta brick in the middle of the tomatoes. Drizzle the olive oil all over and add all of the spices (leave out the fresh basil), and add in the garlic.Place in the oven and bake for 50 minutes at 180C/350F. Take out of the oven and mix the sauce with a fork to crush the tomatoes and mix the feta cheese together.
Air Fryer Method
- Add the cherry tomatoes to a baking dish that fits your air fryer and add the feta brick in the middle of the tomatoes. Drizzle the olive oil all over and add all of the spices (leave out the fresh basil), and add in the garlic.Place in the air fryer and bake for 30 minutes at 370F/190C. Take out of the air fryer and mix the sauce with a fork to crush the tomatoes and mix the feta cheese together.
- Add the cherry tomatoes to the crockpot and add the feta brick in the middle of the tomatoes. Drizzle the olive oil all over and add all of the spices (leave out the fresh basil), and add in the garlic.Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3.5 hours. Mix the sauce with a fork to crush the tomatoes and mix the feta cheese together.
- While the tomato sauce is cooking, make the noodles.Drain the liquid out of the noodles, place the noodles in a pasta strainer and rinse thoroughly under hot water for about a minute.Add the noodles to a frying pan and cook for 3-4 minutes on high heat until there is no more water. Once done, add the noodles to the tomato sauce and mix together.Add your fresh basil to the dish and mix together until the basil has wilted in.
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