This amazing Baked Feta is full of bold, mouthwatering flavors, and it's so simple to make!
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Are you looking for a delicious appetizer that's super simple to make?
If you like feta, then you're going to love this easy Baked Feta recipe! It's full of bright, bold, Greek-inspired flavors, and it takes minutes to prepare.
Each bite of this savory hot feta dip is a delight. We're talking roasted tomatoes, flavor-packed kalamata olives, zesty oregano and red pepper flakes, and lots of garlic. And of course, there's the feta itself ... yum!
Ready to try this easy recipe? Then, keep reading for all the crave-worthy details.
Feta lovers, this recipe is for you!
This easy feta appetizer combines all the best Greek-inspired flavors and ingredients in one delicious dish. The base of roasted tomatoes and olives is amazing all on its own, but topped with the hot feta and it's out of this world delish.
And even better, this Baked Feta Cheese takes just minutes to prepare. Don't you just love those kinds of recipes?
Make this hot feta dip for your next get together ... just add some wine or cocktails, and you have a party. Or make it anytime you're craving a savory snack!
Baked Feta Cheese Ingredients
This wonderful feta appetizer uses simple, easy to find ingredients. Here's what you'll need:
- Feta Cheese
- Grape Tomatoes
- Kalamata Olives
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Fresh Garlic
- Dried Oregano
- Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (Optional)
- Lemon Juice
I like to use feta that's been packed in water, but don't worry if you can't find it. The plastic wrapped blocks work, too.
Grape tomatoes are my fave for this recipe, since they're so consistently sweet and flavorful. Feel free to substitute cherry tomatoes though, if that's what you have. I'd recommend cutting them in halves or quarters though, depending on their size.
As far as olives go, I love kalamatas for this recipe. They're so easy to find and some of my favorites. Feel free to use any brined olive that comes in a jar or in an olive bar though, even green olives. Just skip the canned olives.
How to Make Baked Feta
Let's get started ... this recipe is so easy to make!
You're going to start by mixing together the grape tomatoes, olives, garlic, oregano, crushed red pepper flakes, and olive oil.
Give this mixture a really good stir, then season it with a little salt. You don't want to go too crazy, because the olives and feta are already so salty. A little goes a long way here!
Tip: If you don't like spicy food, just skip the red pepper flakes (or cut down on the amount).
Lightly oil a medium oven-safe skillet or baking dish ... whatever will fit the tomato mixture in a single layer works.
Transfer the the tomatoes to the skillet. Spread them around to cover the bottom of the skillet. I also like to make sure the olives are evenly distributed.
Cut the feta cheese in half, then places the two pieces on top of the tomatoes.
Drizzle the feta with a little olive oil, and pop it in the oven.
Roast the feta until it starts to brown around the edges. The tomatoes should be soft and shriveled, too.
It should take about 30 minutes or so.
Does Feta Cheese Melt in the oven?
Feta is one of those cheese that doesn't melt. As it heats up though, it will soften a bit.
Once your feta comes out of the oven, finish it with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Then, sprinkle it with a little flat-leaf Italian parsley.
Doesn't this Baked Feta Cheese look amazing?
And it tastes just as good as it looks. The flavors are so deep and delicious.
Serve this Baked Feta with crackers ... I prefer plain crackers (water crackers are perfect), because the dip is already so flavorful. Then, dig in!
Loved this easy Feta Cheese Appetizer?
If you liked this delicious recipe, then you'll want to check out some of my other feta appetizers and baked dips!
- Feta Stuffed Peppers
- Feta, Pepper, and Olive Bites
- Layered Greek Hummus Dip
- Baked Ricotta
- Baked Black Bean Dip
- Mexican Baked Spinach Dip
- 1 pint grape tomatoes
- ⅓ cup kalamata olives, halved
- 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 2 large cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 (8-ounce) block feta cheese, cut in half
- 1 large lemon wedge
- 1 tablespoon chopped Italian parsley
- crackers, for serving
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly oil a medium skillet.
- Mix tomatoes, olives, 1 tablespoon olive oil, garlic, oregano, and red pepper flakes in a medium bowl. Season lightly with salt to taste.
- Place tomato mixture in skillet. Top with feta, then drizzle feta with remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil.
- Bake feta until tomatoes have softened, and feta is hot and starting to brown on edges (about 30 minutes).
- Squeeze lemon over feta, then sprinkle with parsley.
- Serve feta hot with crackers. Enjoy!