Slow Cooker Feta and Tomato Pasta {Tik Tok Recipe}


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Have you seen the viral Tik Tok Feta and Tomato Pasta? Try my slow cooker version which has cream cheese and loads of other flavors.

Who doesn’t love an easy pasta dish? I love chicken parmesan pasta or boursin cheese chicken pasta when I’m not making this!

close up of feta tomato pasta

I may be too old to be on Tik Tok but I do love checking out the viral recipes. This feta tomato recipe is based on an oven version I saw on Tik Tok.

The recipe starts with grape tomatoes with plenty of seasonings. A block of feta cheese is placed in the center. The tomatoes and seasonings make a homemade tomato sauce for this dish. My twist on this recipe is adding cream cheese for I didn’t think feta was enough to make a sauce for this dish.

ingredients for feta tomato pasta on wooden table

How to make Feta and Tomato Pasta:

  1. Add cherry or grape tomatoes to the slow cooker. Add one block of feta and one block of cream cheese.
  2. Drizzle over olive oil. Add salt, pepper, oregano, thyme, red chili flakes and whole garlic cloves on top of the cheeses.
  3. Cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 6 hours.
  4. Stir the cheeses into the cooked tomatoes. You may need to pop some of the tomatoes with your spoon.
4 photo collage on the steps to make feta tomato pasta in the slow cooker

What kind of pasta should I use?

Use any of the pastas listed below. I do not recommend egg noodles for the break apart very easily.

  • Rotini
  • Bow-Tie
  • Penne
  • Rigatoni
feta tomato pasta in the slow cooker with basil and parmesan cheese on top.

Can I add chicken?

  • You can add one pound of boneless skinless chicken breast to this recipe if desired at the beginning of the cooking time.
  • Be sure to add additional salt and seasonings if you do.
feta tomato pasta in slow cooker with wooden spoon in it

Can I use only feta?

  • Feta isn’t as creamy as cream cheese.
  • Though if you don’t like cream cheese, you can use 2 blocks of feta instead.

Can I use only cream cheese?

  • If you are not a feta fan, you may want to use 2 blocks of cream cheese instead of any feta.
  • This will make for a very creamy pasta.
feta tomato pasta in a white bowl

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feta tomato pasta in slow cooker with wooden spoon in it

Slow Cooker Feta and Tomato Pasta {Tik Tok Recipe}

5 from 12 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Tomato, garlic, feta and cream cheese tossed with pasta. Great meatless meal!

Ingredients  

  • 3-4 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, (I use two 10-oz. cherubs salad tomatoes)
  • 8 oz. feta cheese (block)
  • 8 oz. cream cheese (block)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves, left whole
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. dried leaf oregano, (not ground)
  • 1/4 tsp. dried leaf thyme, (not ground)
  • 1/4 red pepper flakes, (leave out if you don't like spicy)
  • 16 oz. dried rotini pasta, (cook according to package directions, drain)

Optional serving toppings:

  • shredded parmesan cheese
  • chopped basil

Instructions 

  • Add the cherry tomatoes to the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Add the feta cheese and cream cheese blocks.
  • Pour over the olive oil.
  • Sprinkle over the seasonings, salt and pepper.. Add the garlic cloves.
  • Place the lid on the slow cooker.
  • Cook on HIGH for 4 hours or on low for 6 hours.
  • After cooking the pasta according to the package directions, drain. Add the pasta to the slow cooker.
  • Stir.
  • Top with shredded parmesan cheese and basil if desired.

Video

Notes

Can I add chicken?
  • You can add one pound of boneless skinless chicken breast to this recipe if desired at the beginning of the cooking time.
  • Be sure to add additional salt and seasonings if you do.
Adaptions:
  • You can use 2 blocks of feta or 2 blocks of cream cheese if you don’t want to mix them.

Nutrition

Calories: 608kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 940mg | Potassium: 440mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1301IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 260mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.

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  1. Lori says:

    5 stars
    I rinsed the block of feta and added a few teaspoons of sugar to cut down on the tanginess of the feta. I added two chicken breasts in the beginning. My tomatoes produced lots of juice. I removed the chicken breasts and shredded meanwhile I used a slotted spoon to remove the cheeses and tomatoes and pureed in my Ninja. I loved it. My husband, a very picky eater, did not.

  2. Lindsey says:

    5 stars
    Love love love. I’ve made this several times now, never stops being delicious. For any pescatarians out there, or people who like fish really, I add salmon to it after I’ve mixed in the pasta. Just bake at 425 for at ten minutes with preferred seasonings (I use blackening for the spice) and voila 🙂 Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

  3. Megan says:

    If we add chicken do we need to add some liquid so the chicken doesn’t dry out?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      The chicken should create it’s own juices and be fine.

  4. Eric says:

    I tried this recipe.It was tasty but super thick and dry. The feta overpowered everything. Did I miss something to make it more creamy?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Well, the feta is strong, why I use the cream cheese too. Can you imagine it with 2 bricks of feta? Your tomatoes may not have been as juicy as mine. You could add a touch of milk or broth to make a thinner sauce.

      1. Eric says:

        5 stars
        Agreed! Thanks so much for the feedback! Will try it next time! Nice dish!

  5. DM says:

    5 stars
    I used Barilla legume pasta. I cooked it in the Instant Pot. I put everything in including the pasta, and set on HIGH for 9 minutes. My neighbor and I are such a big fan of this recipe!