10 Fantastic Feta Cheese Recipes

These feta cheese recipes are the best ways to use this Greek cheese! Bake it, whip it, or crumble it onto veggies or pasta for big flavor.

Whipped feta dip

There’s nothing more versatile of a flavoring than a block of feta cheese! This hard cheese is so intensely savory that adding just a few crumbles to food gives it a savory pop. Got a block of feta on your hands? It’s pure gold. There are endless uses: bake it up as an appetizer with tomatoes and Kalamata olives, whip it into a smooth puree for dipping, or sprinkle it onto salads and roasted veggies. There’s nothing that’s not better with a little feta!

What is feta cheese, exactly? Feta is a Greek cheese that is made from sheep’s milk and submerged in brine. Its flavor is tangy and salty, and it can range from fairly mild to very strong. Here are all the best ways to use this magical ingredient in your cooking!

And now…the best feta cheese recipes worth trying!

Is feta cheese healthy?

Yes and no. Cheese is not technically considered a health food. But when it comes to cheeses, feta cheese is a bit healthier choice. Here are some notes about feta cheese nutrition benefits:

  • Feta cheese is lower in calories and fat than cheeses like cheddar and Parmesan (source).
  • Feta is a good source of Vitamin B and calcium.
  • Feta has good bacteria that help support cut health (source).
  • The downside of feta cheese is that it’s relatively high in sodium. So be sure to consume feta in moderation.

Another cheese that’s on the healthier side? Goat cheese! See our Top Goat Cheese Recipes for more.

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Baked feta

Baked Feta Cheese (& More Recipes!)


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 4 as a small appetizer 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This baked feta cheese is a simple Greek-inspired appetizer that’s ready in under 25 minutes. Serve with warm pita or crusty bread!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 8 to 10 cherry tomatoes*
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 10 Kalamata olives
  • 4 to 5 ounce block of feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
  2. Slice the cherry tomatoes in half and add a few pinches kosher salt. Finely mince the garlic. Chop the parsley.
  3. In a small oven-proof dish, place the tomatoes, garlic, parsley, and Kalamata olives, then top with the feta cheese. Drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with the dried oregano.
  4. Bake for about 18 minutes, until the feta cheese is warm and soft. Serve immediately with crackers, pita, or bread.

Notes

*Note that the portion size is a modest appetizer for four. For a more substantial portion, the recipe is easily doubled.

  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Greek inspired

Keywords: Feta cheese recipes, baked feta

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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