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The Viral Pumpkin Feta Pasta Is Perfect For Your Next Dinner Party

There’s nothing quite like a warm and comforting meal to celebrate sweater weather. The viral TikTok trend of baked feta pasta, which took 2020 by storm, is making a comeback with a delightful twist – Pumpkin Feta Pasta. Ahead, we explore a unique take on this cosy pasta dish, bringing its own delicious approach to the table.

Pumpkin Baked Feta Pasta: A Hearty Sweater-Weather Meal

This rendition of the viral baked feta pasta introduces a twist by incorporating pumpkin puree into the creamy sauce. The amalgamation of garlic, shallot, and sage with the feta cheese creates a luscious pumpkin sauce that blankets every noodle in warmth and flavours.

The sauce boasts a silky smooth texture without the need for cream, deriving its creaminess from the baked feta. Rich in vitamins A, E, and C, pumpkin not only adds a fall twist but also contributes to skin health and immunity. This healthy pasta bake is versatile–pair it with chicken, salmon, or opt for plant-based protein by using chickpea or lentil-based pasta.

Recipe: Pumpkin Feta Pasta


  • ¼ cup Olive Oil
  • 18 oz. block of Feta Cheese
  • 2 small/medium Shallots, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves Garlic, cut lengthwise into thirds
  • 4-5 Sage Leaves
  • ¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • ½ tsp. Freshly Cracked Pepper + more for garnishing
  • 1 lb Penne Pasta
  • 2 cups Pasta Water
  • ⅔ cup Pumpkin Puree


  1. Preheat the oven to 415 degrees F/200 degrees C. Place feta in a baking dish, add olive oil, salt, and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes.
  2. Add shallots, garlic, and sage to the dish. Bake for an additional 10-12 minutes until golden and fragrant.
  3. Cook pasta, reserving 2 cups of pasta water.
  4. Break up the baked feta, mix with garlic, sage, shallots. Stir in pumpkin puree and 1 cup pasta water.
  5. Combine with pasta, adding more pasta water until smooth. Top with cracked black pepper and enjoy!