Oven-Baked Feta Cheese Dip

Feta Cheese Dip: Baked Feta Cheese Dip with tomato sauce and garlic.

oven-baked feta cheese

Feta cheese – you either love it, or hate it. I had no choice but to love it. As a Macedonian you are almost expected to want to eat it night and day. It’s like an Italian and his mozzarella cheese; they go hand in hand.

I can eat feta with every meal, and with every course of that meal; I put it in my salads, I stuff it in my peppers, I flame it, I even bake it! Oooooh I love it when it’s baked!

feta cheese dip

Baked feta cheese dip can, and will, turn all feta-haters around. This appetizer is served at just about every restaurant in Macedonia (called сирење во фурнаsirenje vo furna) and one serving is never enough. It’s cheesy, it’s garlicky, a bit tart, and it’s warm and gooey. And, it will make you cry for more. Trust me.

To fully enjoy it all you will need is a side of flatbread, white wine, or beer, and a grilled steak to follow.

I think you just drooled – It’s okay – you can thank me later.  Winking smile

Recipe also featured on Foodbeast 

5 from 1 vote
Feta Cheese Dip
Oven-Baked Feta Cheese Dip
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Feta Cheese Dip: Baked Feta Cheese Dip with tomato sauce and garlic.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Macedonian
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 198 kcal
Author: Katerina | Diethood
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 3 cloves of garlic , minced
  • 1/4 cup of your favorite tomato sauce (I use my homemade sauce)
  • 1/2 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese , shredded
  • 1/2 cup mild cheddar cheese , shredded
  1. Preheat oven at 400.
  2. In a small oven-safe baking dish, or a clay pot, layer the crumbled cheese, covering the entire bottom of the dish.
  3. Sprinkle the minced garlic on top of the feta cheese.
  4. Spoon the tomato sauce, covering the entire cheese and garlic mixture
  5. Mix together the mozzarella cheese and the cheddar cheese; layer on top of the tomato sauce.
  6. Bake it in the oven for 15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
  7. Serve it warm with a side of flatbread or tortilla chips.
Recipe Notes

WW Freestyle SmartPoints: 8

Nutrition Facts
Oven-Baked Feta Cheese Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 198 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 57mg19%
Sodium 673mg28%
Potassium 108mg3%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 435IU9%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 400mg40%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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65 Responses
  1. Vannessa

    Thank you for the recipe – it looks awesome! I have spent a lot of time in Macedonia, love the people and the culture but somehow missed this dish. Hvala! 🙂

  2. Precious

    Thank you for this recipe! I had many cheese leftovers so I started by putting the feta, garlic and pizza sauce. Then I put cream cheese, boursin (soft creamy cheese) and topped it off with a blend of old dry cheddar and flaked parmesan. My 14 year old daughter said that it was the best thing she’s had in her life. I went to the dollar store and bought individual aluminum tins to prepare my recipe and it was amazing!!

  3. Elena

    Hey Katerina,this is my absolutely favorite food.I put some kulen in it,because I like it spicy.By the way you are gorgeous.
    Greetings from Macedonia.

  4. I admit, I am the only person I know who loves feta. I have never had it baked though – I have got to try this! I am used to ooey cheese dips – like you know…. caugh, velveeta. I’ve never heard of anything like this before.

  5. what an amazing dip! I love feta but honestly never thought of baking it that way……thanks for giving me a delicious lesson, I can’t wait to try it!

  6. I never made anything with feta cheese , and I think I had it once or twice in salad.. in some restaurant. I enjoy baked cheese all the time .. and this looks soo amazing. U made me crave for cheese .. me now going to make some cheesy pasta . 😛

  7. We are a house of Feta lovers….oh boy were the boys excited…all I did was read the title of the post and they both got giddy…looks absolutley fabulous!!!! i am sure the Boy will put it in a sandwich!!

  8. Mmmm, hello there feta ! Seriously is there anything tastier in the world? I make everyone who comes to visit me from Macedonia, bring me some… especially the mixed cow and sheep milk one…. heaven !!

  9. I really didn’t intend for you to catch me drooling, darn it all! This looks and sounds like something I would eat until the last drop is gone.

  10. Yum, Kate! This looks right up my alley! However, I want to ask you–did you simply melt some feta in a dish? Or, are there other components inside the melted goodness? And what percentage do you use? Full-fat? Low-fat? I’d think that lower fat fetas are drier and crumblier?

  11. I had some feta dip for the first time at a professional conference, and I’ve been looking for a recipe since. I love it! I will have to try this out!

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