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Instant Pot Tomato Feta Pasta


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This Instant Pot Tomato Feta Pasta is one of my favorite Instant Pot pasta recipes. With a cook time of 30 minutes, there’s a reason that this copycat TikTok viral feta pasta recipe is so popular!

If you’re looking for an easy quick dinner recipe that the kids are going to love, this simple pasta recipe is one of the best. There’s nothing quite like the flavor of pasta and feta cheese.

Instant Pot Tomato Feta Pasta overhead photo

Instant Pot Tomato Feta Pasta

While I love cooking up pasta for the kids, I’m always wanting to vary it up a bit as well. There’s no reason why you can’t make the noodles a tad bit more exciting, right?

Once we all had our first taste of this delicious pasta combination, it’s safe to say that we were already talking about when we were going to be cooking this up again. (And as much as I wanted there to be leftovers – the entire pot of pasta was gone!)

Why We Love This Recipe

close up of feta pasta in white bowl with tomatoes

Ingredients

  • Cherry tomatoes 
  • Feta cheese
  • Olive oil 
  • Italian seasoning 
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper 
  • Minced garlic 
  • Favorite pasta (I used spaghetti noodles)
  • Basil leaves

Substitutions and Additions

Pasta: A simple way to change up the look of this feta and tomato pasta recipe is to change up the type of noodles that you use.

Red Pepper Flakes: This can be optional but it gives this pasta dish a nice little kick of flavor!

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

How to Make Instant Pot Tomato Feta Pasta

This recipe will come together quickly as it’s cooked and ready in just 30 minutes of time.

Step 1: Place tomatoes in pan

Put the cherry tomatoes in a 9×13 baking pan and cover with 2 tablespoons of garlic and oil.

adding tomatoes and spices and oil to baking pan

Step 2: Add feta

Grab and place the feta cheese brick in the middle of the pan of the tomatoes and cover with the rest of the spices and oil.

putting the brick of feta cheese in the baking pan with the tomatoes

Step 3: Bake

Put in the oven and bake for 30 minutes at 400 degrees.

putting feta and tomatoes in the oven to bake

Step 4

As the dish is baking, it’s time to put the pasta in the Instant Pot and add water. Put on the lid and seal that and the pressure valve.

Put the timer to 6 minutes and cook on high. Manually release the pressure once done cooking and drain out the water.

adding the noodles and pasta to the instant pot to cook

Step 5

After the feta is done baking, stir the feta and tomatoes until creamy. Pour that mixture over the top of the drained pasta and enjoy!

For added flavor and color, top with fresh basil. You can also add some grated parmesan if you want.

white bowl of Instant Pot Tomato Feta Pasta  with an instant pot in the background

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Add other veggies: Even though this recipe calls for just tomatoes, branch out and make it your own by adding in other tasty additions. It’s worth a try to get the kids to add some healthy bites to their day!

close up of pasta noodles in white bowl mixed with feta and tomato

Tips

  • If your pasta is sticking together, a few drops of olive oil will go a long way while you’re stirring.
  • Cherry tomatoes work best but you could also cut up other kinds of tomatoes and add those as well.

FAQs

How to store leftover pasta

If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, store the pasta in the fridge in a container with a lid. This will help it from drying out.

How to reheat pasta

I like to just pop it in the microwave and reheat. I also add a tad bit of butter in with the noodles before reheating to give them some extra liquid.

Can you overcook pasta in the Instant Pot?

You can so be certain to follow the directions that are listed in the printable recipe below. You can also undercook it as well!

white bowl of tomato feta pasta with an instant pot in the background

Other Recipes

overhead view of white bowl of Instant Pot Tomato Feta Pasta recipe

Instant Pot Tomato Feta Pasta

This feta pasta recipe is fast and simple to do! Perfect for a quick and easy dinner.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Servings 4
Calories 391 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 20 ounces cherry tomatoes
  • 10.5 ounce brick of feta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tablespoon coarse sea salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 10 ounces pasta
  • basil leaves for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Put the cherry tomatoes in a baking pan (13X9) and cover with 2 tablespoons of garlic and oil.
  • Grab and place the feta cheese brick in the middle of the pan of the tomatoes and cover with the rest of the spices and oil.
  • Put in the oven and bake for 30 minutes at 400 degrees.
  • As the dish is baking, it's time to put the pasta in the Instant Pot and add water. Put on the lid and seal that and the pressure valve. Put the timer to 6 minutes and cook on high. Manually release the pressure once done cooking and drain out the water.
  • After the feta is done baking, stir the feta and tomatoes until creamy. Pour that mixture over the top of the drained pasta and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 391kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 11gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 901mgPotassium: 511mgFiber: 4gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 867IUVitamin C: 33mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 3mg
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Instant Pot Tomato Feta Pasta in a white bowl with title text reading Feta & Tomato Instant Pot Pasta in just 30 minutes

6 thoughts on “Instant Pot Tomato Feta Pasta”

  1. There is no quantity for the amount of water to put in the IP with the noodles. Do you have a suggestion or is it just based on the type of noodle?… thanks!

    Reply
    • You can use crumbled feta, just make sure to put it all together in the middle so it has a chance to melt together for the same consistency as the block.

      Reply

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