My Take on the Tik Tok Pasta Trend

There is this recipe trending all over TikTok & on Instagram & food blogs.Here is my take on it!

Super quick.. the original recipe uses fresh cherry tomatoes roasted with some feta. I was talking to Jacki & she suggested we make this a ‘pantry’ recipe since not everyone can get to a grocery store often & might not have fresh cherry we have made this with canned diced tomatoes… the only fresh ingredient is feta which can stay in the fridge for awhile so … we usually always have it in the fridge.I also love adding spinach to pasta so I have added some here.

Murray was my recipe taster & he really liked this!

Here is my recipe


1 large can diced tomatoes

2 cups frozen spinach leaves

2 tsp sugar

olive oil

dried basil, dried oregano, kosher salt & some red pepper flakes

1 200g feta

1 lb penne… you can use any pasta you have or like


Preheat oven to 400f

  1. Drain the canned tomatoes & then put them into the baking dish…
  2. Add the spinach leaves & mix
  3. Now, sprinkle on the sugar & mix it
  4. Move the tomato /spinach around the edges of the pan leaving an open space in the middle
  5. Place the feta in the open space
  6. Drizzle olive oil over the top of the feta & all over the tomato & spinach
  7. Sprinkle the spices.. dried basil, oregano, red pepper flakes, a pinch or two of kosher salt on the feta & around the pan
  8. Bake for 40 minutes
  9. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in salted water. When the pasta is cooked to your liking drain but do not rinse . *** you can keep out about a cup of pasta water to add to this dish if you want but I did not need it
  10. When the feta/tomato/spinach is finished cooking remove from the oven
  11. Break up the soft feta & mix everything together really well
  12. Add the cooked pasta & mix well making sure the all fo the pasta is mixed in to the sauce
  13. Taste & adjust seasoning.. you may want to add more salt.. I did not add papper but feel free to if you like!
  14. Thats it!!! Serve warm

Get our a 9 x 13 baking dish.. I used a lasagne pan


ingredients except for the sugar and oil !
Drain the diced tomatoes
Mix the sugar in here… I do not have a picture of it
Ready to go into the oven!
Cook the pasta & drain when it is cooked to your liking
Mix it all together
Looks so delicious!
Mix the drained pasta into the sauce

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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!