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Kale Baked Feta Pasta

This simple baked cheesy Pasta TikTok viral recipe is a creamy pasta that is incredibly easy to prepare.
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Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Western
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 305kcal


  • 4 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces (225g) feta cheese
  • 1 ½ cups (300g) cherry tomatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces (225g) pasta
  • 1 cup (67g) kale chopped

Instant Pot Baked Feta Pasta

  • 2 ½ cups (591ml) stock vegetable or chicken
  • 8 ounces (225g) pasta
  • 8 oz (225g) feta cheese
  • 1 ½ cups (300g) cherry tomatoes
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste


To Make Oven Baked Feta Pasta

  • Preheat the oven to 400F / 200C / Gas 6. Pour half the olive oil in a baking dish. Add the feta cheese and the cherry tomatoes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and take to the oven. Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Add the kale, drizzle with the remaining olive oil and bake for 10 more minutes.
  • While the kale is baking, prepare the pasta. Drain and reserve 1 cup cooking water for the sauce.
  • Remove the baking dish from the oven. Add the cooking pasta water and stir to combine everything together, the sauce should be creamy.
  • Add the cooked pasta and toss to coat.

To Make Dump and Start Instant Pot Baked Feta Pasta

  •  Add stock followed by pasta (make sure the pasta is submerged), tomatoes, feta nestled into the pasta and Italian seasoning.
  • Close the lid, turn the valve to sealing position, and set to high pressure / manual pressure for 4 minutes.
  • Once done perform a quick pressure release.
  • Mix everything together and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.


  • Use either block or crumbled feta. 
  • There is no need to cut or slice the tomatoes ahead of time.
  • Remove any woody stems from the kale.
  • Buy in Bulk - Bulk foods are often less expensive. Olive oil, pasta, and feta cheese can all be purchased in bulk.
  • Save Leftovers for Lunch - Eating leftovers for lunch is a great way to stretch this recipe. 
  • Buy Whole Kale - Fresh, whole kale is generally cheaper than kale that is already chopped and washed. Strip the leaves of the stems and chop. 


Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 943mg | Potassium: 427mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2431IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 318mg | Iron: 2mg