TikTok – one of the newest and most used social media platforms globally. With over 800 million users worldwide, the app has gained massive popularity among people of all ages allowing users to amplify their creativity, reach, and create a platform for themselves. One thing we love about TikTok is it seems as though there is a new challenge or trend on a daily basis from comedy, to beauty, fashion, and, of course, food. If you are an avid TikTok user and a foodie and you haven’t heard of the Feta TikTok Pasta, you must be living under a rock. Don’t worry, though! We, at The Modern East, are here to tell you all about it today. From the hype, to the recipe – keep reading!
The baked feta pasta phenomenon started once MacKenzie Smith, the blogger behind Grilled Cheese Social, posted a video making the dish to her TikTok – though she posted it to her blog in June 2019. Her single video has gained nearly 3 million views, with the #bakedfetapasta hashtag collectively amassing 52 million views and counting on TikTok!
With the video going viral and millions of TikTok users creating their own rendition of the dish, it isn’t a TikTok video if there isn’t some sort of controversy around it! Some users created videos saying that the Feta and Tomato pasta dish had been a Greek and Mediterranean tradition for years and claiming it as theirs. That didn’t stop FoodTok from continuing to try the easy-to-make dish and posting their results.
From MacKenzie Smith’s food blog, Grilled Cheese Social, itself – here is the full recipe for the viral pasta. Try it for yourself:
Absolutely! Not only is the hype completely valid, but this dish can be made for one, for a family or friends gathering, or if you’re inviting a special someone over for a date!
It’s a low-effort recipe for pasta with tomatoes and cheese — what’s not to love?