Try the viral TikTok Baked Feta Pasta in your Slow Cooker! This incredibly easy recipe uses just a handful of ingredients, is simply bursting with flavor and your crockpot does ALL the work. A fabulous weeknight pasta dish that’s easy to customise – prepare to be obsessed!
2tspsugar(optional - use if tomatoes are a bit acidic)
Salt and pepper to season
1blockGreek Feta Cheese(200g / 7oz)
300g(10 ½ oz) small dried pasta shapes
480ml(2 cups) hot vegetable stock (stock cube), more if needed
Fresh basil, to garnish
Slow Cooker Method
Preheat the slow cooker to HIGH. Drizzle with olive oil, add the tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes, garlic, oregano and sugar and stir together to combine. Season with sea salt, pepper and chilli flakes.
Clear some space in the center of the crockpot and add the block of feta cheese. Season and drizzle with olive oil then cover and cook on HIGH for an hour.
Check the slow cooker – the tomatoes should be almost bursting and the feta cheese melty and creamy. Use a spoon to mix everything together.
Add the dried pasta and hot vegetable stock and stir together. Cook for 45 minutes to an hour on HIGH, checking after 30 minutes and stirring the pasta.
Once the pasta is cooked to your liking have a taste and adjust the seasoning. Stir in plenty of fresh chopped basil leaves and serve.
Oven Baked Feta Pasta
1 Preheat the oven to 200C (400F). Tip the tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes, garlic, oregano and sugar into an oven safe ceramic dish.. Drizzle with olive oil and season with sea salt, pepper and chilli flakes. Stir to combine.
Place the block of feta cheese to the center of the baking dish, season and drizzle with a bit of oil. Bake for around 40 minutes, or until the tomatoes burst and the feta melts. Meanwhile cook your favorite pasta in salted water and drain, reserving some of the pasta water.
Mix the tomatoes and feta together, add the pasta and stir to coat. Add some of the reserved pasta water if it looks a bit dry. Have a taste and adjust the seasoning, as needed. Stir in plenty of fresh chopped basil leaves and serve.
Tips for making the BEST baked feta pasta
Since this recipe uses such few ingredients you need to make sure they are the best quality possible! Use ripe cherry tomatoes, barrel-aged Greek feta, extra virgin olive oil and plenty of fresh basil.
I have tested the baked pasta recipe in my slow cooker using both orzo and small pasta shapes. Both turned out great! Use good quality durum wheat pasta – and definitely avoid anything that says “easy cook” or ”quick cook”. You need to check the pasta halfway through cooking since some shapes cook much quicker than others. You can also simply stir in cooked pasta (leaving out the stock).Frequently asked questions
Can I use other types of cheese?
Any creamy cheese that melts when cooked will work, such as goat’s cheese and Boursin (garlic and herb soft cheese). Feta is still the best option I think, since it has robust taste and combines so well with the tomatoes!What’s the best pasta to use?
Yes you can use whatever pasta shape you like, such as penne, bow ties, rigatoni etc. I haven’t tried spaghetti in the slow cooker so I can’t vouch that it would work. But you could always stir in cooked spaghetti.