Ree Drummond Loves TikTok’s Famous Pasta Recipe Trend: ‘The Pioneer Woman’ Star’s Version of Baked Feta Pasta Is a Winner

Ree Drummond loves a good TikTok trend and when it revolves around a recipe, she’s game to give it a try. The Pioneer Woman star’s baked goat cheese pasta is her own spin on the TikTok recipe that uses feta cheese. Find out how this easy dish comes together in no time.

'The Pioneer Woman' Ree Drummond poses in a bright colored shirt during a cooking segment on the Today show in 2019.
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Ree Drummond makes a TikTok-inspired baked goat cheese pasta

Drummond demonstrated how to make her easy baked goat cheese pasta during an episode of The Pioneer Woman, sharing how she put a spin on the famous TikTok recipe.

She placed cherry tomatoes, garlic cloves, and shallots in a baking dish and drizzled olive oil over the top, then sprinkled fresh oregano, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes over everything. “So basically, the original feta version starts like this… and this is where I am departing. I’ve got two little four-ounce logs of goat cheese and I’m just nestling them in among the tomatoes,” Drummond explained. “The feta version just takes a big block of feta cheese and sticks it right on top.”

The Pioneer Woman star added another drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes, noting, “How simple was that preparation? That’s what’s so popular about this recipe.”

Drummond placed the baking dish in a 425 degree Fahrenheit oven and baked it for 20 to 25 minutes “until the tomatoes are roasted and that goat cheese is ooey and gooey.”

The Pioneer Woman star removed the pan from the oven and spooned on pesto before adding cooked and drained pasta to the dish as well as some hot pasta water “just to make sure this stays really saucy and wonderful.”

While she stirred everything together, Drummond noted, “I love that there are little charred pieces of garlic here and there. This is so easy to make. Can you believe that? The hardest thing was just walking over to the oven twice.” She finished the dish by sprinkling torn basil leaves over the top before serving. “This is a winner — I love it,” the Food Network host declared after taking a bite.

The full recipe is available on the Food Network website.

‘The Pioneer Woman’ star loves making TikTok videos

Drummond’s TikTok account has a mix of fun videos, including recipes, dog content, and details about her weight loss. In an Oct. 6 post on The Pioneer Woman website titled ‘I Admit It: I’m Having Fun on TikTok,’ Drummond gave an explanation of the app and the wide range of content it contains.

“You never, ever know what you’re going to get when you open TikTok, and I’m sure that’s part of its charm,” she wrote. “It can be addictive, and judging from the time I have occasionally wasted scrolling through videos, it makes me worry about what the long-term societal effects will be. But I’ll worry about that tomorrow!”

The Pioneer Woman star explained why she doesn’t post a lot of videos on the app. “As for posting on TikTok, I don’t do it very frequently but have been jumping in more and more just for fun,” she explained, teasing, “Ladd snake prank videos are just around the corner!!”

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