If you’ve been on social media at all in the last year, you’ve likely seen many variations on the viral TikTok feta pasta. With cherry tomatoes, herbs, and feta, this creamy, one-sheet pan pasta is SO easy and delicious.
But with some recipes calling for a pound (!) of pasta, we knew we could drastically cut out the carbs with ZERO net carb It’s Skinny Spaghetti. So, if you’re seeking a lighter version of the TikTok feta pasta recipe sensation, we’ve got you covered.
TikTok Feta Pasta Recipe: A Tried-and-True Dish
Whenever there’s a dish that goes viral, it’s a good idea to question why.
Some social media recipes are a bit silly; some don’t turn out. Others are very complicated and over-the-top. We’ve seen viral versions of rainbow avocado toast, whipped coffee, 15-hour potatoes (who has the time!?!), and more. Some viral TikTok recipes call for hard-to-find ingredients (like spirulina or acai berries), while others require master-chef-level knife skills.
TikTok feta pasta, however, is one of those rare “unicorn” recipes that actually lives up to the publicity. This social media pasta sensation is easy to make, requires no special skills or equipment, and calls for easily procured ingredients. Best of all, it’s actually truly delicious.
With just a few simple ingredients—cherry tomatoes, olive oil, feta, and basil, you have a creamy, luscious pasta sauce that gets better with each bite. This recipe is so easy too. There’s almost zero preparation required. The hardest part is waiting for the sauce to come out of the oven.
Although this recipe calls for cherry tomatoes, you could easily use grape tomatoes, or even quartered heirloom tomatoes, if you prefer. Cherry tomatoes tend to be a little sweeter, and they roast up to a perfectly pop-able finish. Mix up the colors (yellow, orange, red), so you get a visual feast too.
As for the feta, we highly recommend seeking out a good quality Greek feta variety made from sheep’s milk. Cows milk feta works in this recipe, but the taste is a little different and it doesn’t melt to quite the same creamy consistency. Other cheeses could also work well in this recipe. Some folks suggest a soft spreadable cheese. Halloumi, cotija, ricotta, or queso fresco could all work. You could even try goat cheese or cottage cheese.
Keep in mind that the type of cheese will change the flavor of the dish. It may also make the texture a little different (but still delicious). As with all It’s Skinny recipes, this is pasta YOUR way, so feel free to change it up!
Giving TikTok Feta Pasta a Low-Carb Makeover
Because TikTok feta pasta typically calls for a whole pound of pasta, this is traditionally not a low-carb meal. But if you’re watching your carbs, following keto or another low-carb diet, you can still give this fun and easy pasta dish a try. How? It’s Skinny!
It’s Skinny is the perfect answer to all your cravings for traditional pasta. It’s made with a simple but low-profile ingredient called konjac. Konjac isn’t well-known; in fact, most people haven’t heard of it at all. But once you learn about this miraculous little root vegetable, you’ll fall head over heels.
You see, konjac has the perfect texture for pasta and rice. It’s got that same al dente feel and the texture is spot on. It doesn’t have a strong flavor—think of it like a turnip or a very mild radish. Once we turn it into shirataki noodles, it becomes the perfect base for any pasta (or rice) dish.
It’s Skinny noodles are high in a super-satiating fiber known as glucomannan. This fiber fills you up and helps keep your blood sugar steady. There’s no spike and crash that you usually get when you go all-in on a carb dish.
What’s more, It’s Skinny has only 9 calories per bag! It contains ZERO net carbs! It’s Skinny is gluten-free, vegan, and perfect for swapping out carby ingredients in all your favorite dishes. We make It’s Skinny in four amazing and delicious varieties:
- Angel Hair
If you can’t decide, don’t worry—we also make a variety pack that allows you to enjoy all the different styles of your new favorite low-carb pasta.
It’s Skinny couldn’t be easier to work with. You open the pack, drain it, and heat it through. That’s it! There’s no boiling water, pressure cooking, or other crazy instructions. Add It’s Skinny to your pasta sauce at the end of the cooking time. Heat it for 1-2 minutes and you’re ready to enjoy a big bowl of delicious, comforting pasta.
Incidentally, feta pasta isn’t the only thing to go viral on TikTok. It’s Skinny pasta has been extremely popular with several well-known influencers, chefs, and diet experts who know a good thing when they taste it. It’s Skinny is the perfect way to lighten up every meal. Enjoy pasta guilt-free!
Ready to bring these social media darlings together in the ultimate low-carb, delicious meal? Here’s what you need to know.
Questions About TikTok Feta with Low-Carb It’s Skinny Pasta
Like any other recipe, watching it come together on TikTok is one thing; making it in your home kitchen is another. If cooking isn’t your top skill, don’t worry! This recipe is simple and totally easy to adjust and customize. Here are some regularly asked questions about this TikTok feta pasta recipe.
Can I Add Other Vegetables to Feta Pasta?
You most certainly can customize this feta pasta any way you like. If you want to ramp up your veggies, this pasta is a great way to do it. You could slice some red onion or shallots into the roasting pan before you pop it in the oven. Olives are also a great addition.
Add spinach or other leafy greens like baby kale to get an extra healthy dose of vitamins when you enjoy this TikTok pasta. You could also add chopped-up eggplant, zucchini, or even mushrooms to this dish. Play with the variety and choices of tomatoes or spice things up with a hot pepper. However you customize feta pasta, it will still be super delicious.
Is All that Olive Oil Bad for You?
We use two tablespoons of olive oil in this recipe. Olive oil is a very healthy fat, and it comes together with the tomatoes to make a confit—a fancy cooking term for food that’s slow-roasted in oil (or other liquid).
If you’re following the keto diet, you probably know already that fat isn’t the enemy. Fat keeps us full and helps make food taste delicious. It’s sugar, starch and carbohydrates that create that weighed-down, bloated, sluggish feeling. When you follow a high-fat, low-carb diet, you’ll find yourself with plenty of energy (and you’ll lose weight). Don’t sweat the olive oil!
Not a Basil Fan. What Herbs Go in TikTok Feta Pasta?
Some people don’t like basil. We get it. There are certain herbs (we’re looking at you, cilantro) that can be quite polarizing. If you’re not a big fan of basil, don’t worry—you have plenty of options. You can use other herbs in feta pasta, like thyme or rosemary.
TikTok Feta pasta includes salt and pepper, but you can also add some heat if you like. Garlic has a little kick, but you can turn it up with crushed red pepper too. Playing with different herbs and spices can really make a dish unique, so have fun. Make the kitchen a place to experiment!
TikTok Feta Pasta with It’s Skinny Spaghetti
Are you ready to make this TikTok sensation? Don’t forget to snap a photo when you make TikTok feta pasta with It’s Skinny. You’ll want to share this dish with everyone!
IngredientsSpaghetti | It's Skinny
- It’s Skinny Spaghetti
- 1 block of feta cheese (sheep’s milk variety preferred)
- 1 pint of cherry tomatoes
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 handful of basil, chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste