Warm Feta Cheese Bread Ring Dip

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Warm Feta Cheese Bread Ring Dip – Soft and buttery pull apart rolls baked around a warm feta cheese dip!

Overhead view of Warm Feta Cheese Bread Ring Dip

Appetizers and Dips – it’s how we do the Holidays!

Hi guys! TGIF!! I haven’t been this excited about a Friday since last Friday! I’m so cheesy, I know. But that cheesiness kind of goes with what we’re talking about today: melty, warm, cheesy dip + bread.

Friends, my life has been forever changed with this brilliant invention. Bread and tomatoes, and cheese and dip, all in one pan, baked at the SAME TIME. AND, in a cast iron skillet. That’s a whole lot of food-dreams coming true, all at once. I shouldn’t have waited this long to make it, but it’s never too late.

Soft and buttery pull apart rolls baked around a warm feta cheese dip in a cast-iron skillet with one roll removed

When you go to a Holiday dinner party, what do you normally bring? A casserole? Trifle? Cookies? This may or may not come as a surprise, but I almost always bring an appetizer in the form of a dip. No one has ever complained so I intend to keep it that way, thus this Warm Feta Cheese Bread Ring Dip is coming with me to every single party, starting with tomorrow.

Close-up view of a can of Hunt's diced tomatoes

Tell me this: When you open up a can of Hunt’s tomatoes for a recipe and find out that the recipe only calls for 1 cup of diced tomatoes, does that bother you? Yeah? Me, too!
Since we all agree, right here, right now, we’re going to use the can in its entirety.

Have I mentioned to you all that Hunt’s cans their diced, whole, and stewed tomatoes within hours after harvest? Prior to canning, Hunt’s peels their diced, whole, AND stewed tomatoes using a process called FlashSteam™ which uses steam from simple. hot. water. Did you also know that there are companies that use *lye (a chemical) to peel their tomatoes? Yep, they do. *Lye peeling is recognized as safe by the FDA and has no adverse effects on the healthfulness of tomatoes, but if you can just use hot water, why even bother with chemicals? Right.

Also? Hunt’s tomatoes are 100% natural and non-GMO, with no artificial preservatives. BOOM.

Here’s where we’re heading with this:

Overhead view of dough balls arranged in a ring in a cast iron skillet next to a bowl of diced tomatoes

Don’t worry – you are not going to make rolls from scratch. Instead, you are going to buy some refrigerated pizza dough, break it into 12 pieces, brush it with herbed butter, and shape those pieces into golf-ball sized rolls.

While the rolls rest, we’re going to bring together the tomatoes with some seasonings and feta and garlic, and try not to spoon it all into your mouth before it’s had a chance to get all warm and bubbly in the oven.

Overhead view of dough balls arranged in a ring with diced tomatoes in the middle in a cast iron skillet

The boss part of this is that you can stack up the cheese and tomatoes high, real high, because those rolls are going to rise above and you’re going to have the best flower-looking dip evvvvv.er.

Overhead view of soft and buttery pull apart rolls baked around a warm feta cheese dip in a cast iron skillet

At this point you can sneak in about two rolls + few spoonfuls of dip and start to pray for willpower because, you will want to consume the entire thing all on your own. It won’t even make it out the door, let alone to Nana’s house.

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Warm Feta Cheese Bread Ring Dip

8 8 8
WW Freestyle: 11
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Soft and buttery pull apart rolls baked around a warm feta cheese dip!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Macedonian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 138



  • refrigerated pizza dough (about 1 to 1.5 pounds)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste


  • 4 garlic cloves , minced, divided
  • 1 can Hunt's diced tomatoes , drained
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tub (6 ounces) crumbled fat free feta cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese , shredded
  • 1/2 cup mild cheddar cheese , shredded


  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Cut pizza dough in about 12 pieces and shape into golf ball sized rolls.
  • Arrange the rolls around the perimeter of a cast iron skillet and set aside.
  • Melt the butter.
  • Add Italian Seasoning, dried parsley, garlic powder, salt and pepper to the melted butter; mix until well combined.
  • Brush the rolls with the prepared butter and set a small inverted bowl into the center to keep the dough from filling up too much of the center; Cover and set aside for 15 minutes.
  • In the meantime, combine half of the minced garlic, the tomatoes, oregano, basil, and olive oil in a small mixing bowl; stir and mix until incorporated.
  • Remove the bowl from the cast iron skillet.
  • Place half of the feta cheese in the middle of the skillet; sprinkle remaining garlic over the cheese.
  • Spoon the prepared tomatoes over the feta cheese.
  • Add the remaining feta over the tomatoes; sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese and shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the rolls are cooked through and the cheese is bubbly.
  • Remove from oven and serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Warm Feta Cheese Bread Ring Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 138 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 180mg8%
Potassium 38mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 383IU8%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 157mg16%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

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20 Responses
  1. Sabrina

    wonderful idea! Love feta (have a favorite local restaurant that has a great baked feta appetizer), and this looks easier to serve! Thank you for this recipe!

  2. zapnear

    Well this is just fantastic, extremely simple, fast, delicious and kids will love it too! Also I never knew they use lye to peel tomatoes, yuck!

  3. Crystal

    I needed something to bring to our Christmas luncheon at work and now I know. Thanks so much for the delicious recipe!! Can’t wait to make it 🙂

  4. laura@motherwouldknow

    What a great idea. You don’t mind if I eat half of it myself for a weeknight dinner instead of serving it at a party – do you :)?

  5. Lynne | 365 Days of Baking and More

    Katerina, you outdid yourself, girl!! What an amazing dish! I definitely don’t think it’d be leaving the house for the party if I made it. I’d just call the hostess and tell her i wasn’t “feeling well” and just enjoy this with the family!
    Also, thanks for bringing the lye to my attention. I had no idea! I’ve been using Hunt’s for years and definitely intend to keep it that way.

  6. Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie

    Holidays are about dips and appetizers! I”m adding this on to my list of cheesy ones to try!

  7. Cookin Canuck

    This is freakin’ brilliant! I would station myself right beside the appetizer table just so I could snack on this.

  8. sally @ sallys baking addiction

    Oh my gosh, TOTALLY trying this. I’ve never made a “flower looking dip” (so cute!) and I can’t wait to try.

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I'm Katerina, a cookie-maker & picture-taker! For me, eating is a moment to share, an enjoyment, a passion. I hope you enjoy my recipes!

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