Keto Baked Feta Zoodles – Easy TikTok Viral Recipe Idea!
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Curious about all the buzz surrounding a baked block of feta cheese?
I’m sharing this baked feta pasta viral recipe idea from TikTok that has the internet shook, except I’m dishing it up keto style! Luckily the only real swap needed to enjoy this as an easy low carb meal is to serve it up with your favorite keto-friendly pasta swap! I’m serving my keto baked feta with yummy zucchini zoodles. You can also browse here for other keto pasta alternatives!
Cherry tomatoes, feta, garlic, and olive oil are the main ingredients baked in a roasting dish, and are easy pantry staples you may even have on hand! This is an easy, casual meal that looks and tastes oh so YUMMY.
Once roasted in the oven, the result is a rich and creamy tomato feta sauce that has lots of garlic and herb flavor, served over zucchini noodles. The beauty of this idea is you can basically “eyeball” the ingredients and overall this keto recipe is low effort, which I LOVE!
Where did this brilliant TikTok idea actually come from?
The idea called ”Uuni Feta Pasta” originated in Finland by a few chefs and was made popular by a few food bloggers there, like these posts from Jenni Hayrinen. The word “Uuni” translates to oven in Finland (hence why it’s baked!) and rumor has it, this popular idea even caused a feta shortage there in 2019. 😆
Tips for making the BEST keto baked feta zoodles:
- Can’t find a solid block of feta cheese in your store? No worries, I have also made this using feta crumbles because my store was sold out of the block, and it still tasted amazing! Also, I just returned from my local Costco where they have a nice two-pack of solid feta.
- I made zoodles using a vegetable spiralizer, and then sautéed in a pan on the stove. Other keto “noodle” ideas would be roasting spaghetti squash or buying hearts of palm noodles such as Palmini.
- In a rush? Try the stove instead! I have read you can skip the oven and melt the “sauce” ingredients on the stove using a saucepan for a faster version instead of roasting in the oven. I have not tested that method, but could see it working out too for a similar variation!
- This idea is so versatile and can easily be adapted to taste. I seasoned mine with Italian seasoning and chili flakes. I think adding grilled chicken or shrimp would be awesome too!
- Don’t love feta cheese? I was honestly surprised at how awesome melted feta tasted to me, but feel free to use goat cheese, or maybe a combination of other favorite cheeses instead.
- If you’re planning not to eat all of it, consider not mixing the sauce with all the zucchini noodles and instead only prepare enough keto noodles to eat for that meal. You can store this yummy sauce in a covered container for a few days in the fridge and reheat with more zoodles later.
Keto Baked Feta Zoodles
yield: 4 SERVINGS
prep time: 15 MINUTES
cook time: 30 MINUTES
total time: 45 MINUTES
Creamy baked herb-seasoned feta cheese sauce with roasted tomatoes served over zucchini noodles.
- 1 1/2 pints cherry tomatoes (15 oz.)
- 1/2 a medium onion, chopped
- 4 cloves fresh garlic, sliced
- 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
- 7 oz. block of feta cheese
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon salt & pinch of pepper
- 5-6 leaves fresh basil, chopped
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 4 medium/large zucchini or squash
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
To a large casserole dish, add tomatoes, onion, and garlic. Drizzle with half of the olive oil and toss.
Add the feta cheese block in the middle. Drizzle with remaining olive oil, and season the dish with Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, salt, & pepper.
Bake in the oven for about 25-30 minutes until tomatoes are nicely roasted and the cheese is melted.
While it's baking, make zoodles using zucchini and a veggie spiralizer. Sauté in a pan on medium heat with olive oil for around a minute or a little less in a couple of batches until barely cooked and "al dente".
Remove the casserole dish from the oven, and stir until the sauce is combined and creamy. Chop the basil and stir it in the sauce. Stir in zucchini noodles and enjoy!
Yield: 5 cups zoodles and sauce, Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
Amount Per Serving: 314.8 Calories | 26.6g Fat | 12.2g Total Carbs | 2.5g Fiber | 6.6g Sugar | 9.2g Protein | 9.6g Net Carbs
Easy meal ideas like this are my jam!
This keto baked feta zoodles dish may be my very favorite TikTok trend yet, and I’m excited for you to try it. I did not realize how much I’d love melted feta and roasted tomatoes together!
This is a healthy, easy-to-make, delicious keto idea you’re family will LOVE!
My teammate Jenna tried this baked feta pasta too and here’s what she had to say:
“Wow!! I like this one even better than the kind with actual pasta! Those zoodles take it to a whole other dimension! I love all these flavors together, and how creamy it gets thanks to that big chunk of feta – YUM! My daughter and I both enjoyed huge helpings of this for lunch and I would certainly make it again. And it’s so easy!”
Make creamy avocado pesto that’s perfect for zucchini noodles!
Thanks for recipe so simple and tasty, instead of zoddles I used cauliflower rice -it was like a risotto.
Sounds delicious! You’re so welcome!
Oh yum! Sounds great! You’re so welcome.
I’ve made this several times. One of my favorites. I’ve used both zucchini zoodles and Spaghetti Squash noodles. I prefer the spaghetti squash. I prepared this dish when my family was here from Texas, everyone loved it. Good thing I made a double batch, as all 3 Grands (ages 17, 11 & 8) went back for “seconds”.
Yay! I’m so glad it was a hit with everyone! Thanks for commenting!
Made this tonight but added mild Italian turkey and shrimp! 🤤🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
YUM! I like that!
I want to try this with diakon noodles. They’re my new favorite low carb pasta and potato substitute.
That’s a great idea!
This is hands down one of the best things I have ever eaten. 10/10 will make again and again. I followed the recipe 100% as written although my baking time took 42 minutes. The feta was still a solid block at 30 minutes.
I ate mine with some sautéed chicken tenders and my bf had it with regular spaghetti noodles because he hates anything low carb or healthy haha I already want to make this for my family’s Easter Potluck. Thanks for such an awesome recipe! I give it 100 gold stars!
You’re very welcome, Joanna! SO glad to hear how great it turned out for you! Thanks for the great review and for letting us know you needed to increase the cooking time! Hoping it is a hit at your family’s Easter Potluck! 🙌💕🥰