I’m late to the party, but if you haven’t tried this Feta Pasta that was posted on TikTok that went viral, you should really try it soon! Feta Pasta in the instant pot comes out really great! It is what I would consider comfort food and very much like a Greek version of mac and cheese. My husband and I really enjoyed it and it was so easy to make. Let’s make TikTok feta pasta in the instant pot together.

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  • a block of feta cheese
  • basil (fresh is so much better)
  • pasta of choice, I used penne
  • cherry tomatoes
  • chicken broth or water
ingredients shot showing the basil is chopped and everything is ready to place in the pressure cooker

Add It All Together

pour in water or chicken broth, add your pasta. Place the feta on top of the noodles. Toss in whole tomatoes or cut some in half, it didn’t seem to matter if I cut them or not, but the flavor of tomato might be a tad stronger from cutting them.

ingredients placed in the pressure cooker

Pressure Cooker Settings

Set the pressure cooker to 4 minutes. Nope, that’s not a typo. This recipe is literally ready to eat in just 5 min! One minute spent putting the ingredients together and cutting your basil. Placing it all in the cooker and setting the timer, and JUST 4 minutes of cook time on high pressure. Amazing, right? It’s so tasty with so little work. It’s great. Quick-release the pressure when the time is up and you are ready to stir it up and serve it. I served mine with a little fresh cut basil on top because I like don’t mind biting into basil the same as salad lettuce. You could top yours with feta crumble on top too if you like. I really like feta cheese, a lot.

Feta Pasta in the Instant Pot – From TikTok

I would certainly consider this to be comfort food and very much like a Greek version of mac and cheese. It's crazy how easy this dish is to make.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 3 Adults


  • Pressure Cooker


  • 8 oz Feta Chunk (block form, not crumbled)
  • 16 oz Pasta Your choice, I used penne
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes any small tomatoes will work
  • 1 cup chicken broth or water
  • 3 cloves garlic you can use more if you like garlic, but too much will overpower the basil.
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil, Chopped


  • Add 1 cup water or chicken broth to the instant pot.
  • Put in the noodles, place the feta block on top of noodles, add crushed garlic cloves, chopped basil, and tomatoes. (you can cut the tomatoes in half but it did not seem to make a difference in mine.)
  • Set the pressure cooker to high pressure for 4 minutes. Quick-release the pressure when the timer is done. That's it! Stir the melted feta into the pasta and serve.
  • Adding a touch of pesto could really take this dish up a notch. 🙂


*5 minutes at the top of the recipe is accounting for the time it takes the cooker to build pressure before starting the timer.

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