TikTok has become a hub for culinary inspiration, with countless air fryer and other traditional recipes capturing the attention of food enthusiasts worldwide. One such recipe that took the internet by storm is the viral baked feta pasta, but with a twist—it’s made in an air fryer.
So, I decided to test this recipe and give it a shot. I fell in love with it immediately. This unique adaptation combines the simplicity and creaminess of the original baked feta pasta with the convenience and efficiency of the air fryer. What sets this recipe apart is the harmonious blend of flavors, where tangy feta cheese mingles with roasted tomatoes, aromatic herbs, and classical pasta.
The air fryer’s rapid circulation of hot air creates a delectably crispy texture while infusing every bite with a rich, cheesy essence. With its quick preparation and delightful taste, this viral baked feta pasta in the air fryer has become a favorite among many foodies including me.
How To Make Tiktok’s Viral Baked Feta Pasta in Air Fryer?
Today I will teach you how to make it. What are the more important steps in its preparation and how to enhance its taste by making small variations in ingredients and cooking steps. So, let’s get started.
1 Pack of Dried Pasta
1/2 Cube of Feta Cheese
5-6 Sweet Cherry Tomatoes
1 Small Onion
2-3 Garlic Cloves
1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper
1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
Baby Spinach Leaves
Step-1: Take a pack of fettuccine pasta and boil it on the stove according to package instructions.
Step-2: In your air fryer baking pan, assemble all ingredients one by one. First place the cube of fetta cheese in the center. Spread tomatoes, onion, and garlic cloves around it. Drizzle with olive oil. Finally add Italian seasoning, black pepper, and red crushed pepper.
Step-3: Bake it in the air fryer at 400 F for 11-13 minutes.
Step-4: Once baked, take out the baking basket from the air fryer and mash everything using a spatula while it’s hot and mix well.
Step-5: Take out the mashed mixture in a glass bowl.
Step-6: Finally, add boiled pasta and baby spinach leaves to the bowl and your feta tomato pasta is ready to be served.
You can add a piece of lean meat to make your pasta a more protein-dense meal.
Notes & Tips
1-You can use any type of pasta, I prefer fettuccine pasta because it adheres with the sauce well.
2-I am using Lemnos feta cheese here in this recipe. And I only used half cube.
3-The baking time in the air fryer will depend on the amount of ingredients. You can adjust the time based on the amount of ingredients.
4-In order to make it a more protein-based food, cook a piece of lean meat and add it to pasta.
What are the key ingredients needed to make the baked feta pasta in the air fryer?
The key ingredients include feta cheese, fettuccine pasta, sweet cherry tomatoes, onion, and spices. Among the spices, I like to use black pepper, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes.
How long should I cook the baked feta pasta in the air fryer, and at what temperature?
Feta pasta gets cooked well at a higher temperature. I also like to cook at 400 F for 11-13 minutes. But the time can vary depending on your air fryer performance and the number of ingredients you are cooking in a single go.
What to serve with baked feta pasta?
I like to have my baked feta pasta with a piece of lean meat. But sometimes I like to try different variations to make it more appealing and filling.
Garlic Bread: A side of garlic bread pairs perfectly with the flavors of the baked feta pasta. Toast slices of crusty bread, spread with garlic butter, and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese for an irresistible accompaniment.
Roasted Vegetables: Roasting vegetables brings out their natural sweetness and adds depth to the meal. You can also air fry vegetables like zucchini, bell peppers, or asparagus with olive oil, salt, and pepper until they are tender and slightly caramelized.
Grilled Chicken or Shrimp: This is my favorite option as I am a more like meat lover who likes to focus more on incorporating protein into the meal. Grilled chicken or shrimp can be a fantastic addition.
How can I achieve a creamy texture in the baked feta pasta using the air fryer?
The addition of feta cheese makes a creamy texture and enhances the overall flavor of the dish. Opt for a high-quality feta cheese that is soft and creamy in texture. This type of feta will melt more easily and create a smooth and velvety sauce. The addition of olive oil also smoothens the overall pasta texture.
- Cosori Air Fryer
- 1 Pack Dried Pasta
- 1/2 Cube Feta Cheese
- 6 Sweet Cherry Tomatoes
- 1 Onion
- 2-3 Garlic Cloves
- Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
- Baby Spinach Leaves
- Parsley (Optional)
- Take a pack of fettuccine pasta and boil it on stove according to package instructions.
- In your air fryer baking pan, assemble all ingredients one by one. First place the cube of fetta cheese in the center. Spread tomatoes, onion, and garlic cloves around it. Drizzle with olive oil. Finally add Italian seasoning, black pepper and red crushed pepper.
- Bake it in air fryer at 400 F for 11-13 minutes.
- Once baked, take out the baking basket from air fryer and mash everything using spatula while its hot and mix well.
- Take out the mashed mixture in glass bowl.
- Finally, add boiled pasta and baby spinach leaves to the bowl and your feta tomato pasta is ready to be served.