I made it guys – I’m not on ‘the Tik Tok’… I’m old and just can’t get behind it. I mean, I watched a little – and by a little, I mean, I went down the rabbit hole when my brother was creating awesome content (which got picked up by KFC in Israel). He created an awesome reel for instagram in round two of Sydney lockdown…but I digress….
I saw the Tik Tok pasta trend and thought that I would get on board. What I saw looked pretty bland and so I added some flair to keep the flavours interesting. I expanded on the ever faithful combination of cheese and tomatoes with garlic and fresh herbs… oh and olives (although my family didn’t want the olives in their bowls – it did increase the ‘salty profile’ of the dish.
Is it something I would create again? Hmmm – we have other oven baked quick dishes that the family enjoys. And when I say I’m making pasta, my family really want to see a bolognese sauce
Recipe: Tik Tok pasta
- 1 packet of penne
- 1 punnet of cherry tomatoes
- 1 bunch of heirloom tomatoes
- 1/2 cup of sundried tomatoes (and the olive oil they come in)
- 1 head of garlic
- 1/2 cup of green olives
- 1/2 bunch of oregano
- 1/2 bunch of thyme
- 2 blocks of fetta cheese
Place everything besides the penne into a roasting tray and bake for 40 minutes at 180 degrees. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly, before removing the skins from the garlic (and any stalks from the tomatoes) and mashing everything together.
Whilst the tomatoes are roasting, bring a salted pot of water to the boil and cook the pasta as per the instructions on the box. Drain the pasta and reserve some of the cooking water.
Add the pasta into the oven tray and toss – adding in the pasta cooking water until your sauce is to the desired consistency. Serve with crusty garlic bread and crunchy green salad.
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