Learn the key to making gluten free feta pasta with a creamy texture, like it should be. Also, learn the brand of feta to use. You'll then learn why this easy recipe went viral on TikTok.
Preheat the oven to 400°F; oil a large baking dish. Using a large baking dish avoids overcrowding of the cherry tomatoes. (Give them room to pop open, which allows them to caramelize.)
Add the tomatoes to the prepared dish and drizzle the oil over them. (Too little oil results in dry pasta and too much results in a pool of grease.)
Add the block of feta cheese on top, in the center; bake for 40 minutes. (Try to avoid under-baking.) If the cheese is not thoroughly melted, you may place it under a broiler for up to 5 minutes. Make sure to keep it about 6 – 8 inches away from the heat element.
While the feta and tomato cooks, bring your water to a boil, add a splash of oil and the pasta; stir occasionally. Cook long enough to reach your desired tenderness, but realize that the pasta will continue to cook a little more once combined with the hot cheese and tomato mixture.
Drain the pasta, but reserve 1/2 cup of hot pasta water; rinse pasta with room temperature water; set both aside.
Once the cheese and tomatoes bake, add the pasta and pasta water; stir until creamy. Garnish with basil or parsley and more cheese. Plate, add additional cheese if desired and serve immediately.
*Use an oil that can withstand 400°F temperature like avocado, canola if you must.