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Mediterranean Baked Feta

Katerina | Diethood
Mediterranean Baked Feta is an incredibly delicious recipe for rich feta cheese baked with tomatoes, roasted red peppers, black olives, and seasonings.
Servings : 8
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 8 to 10 ounces feta cheese, cut into about 6 slices, (slices should be about ½-inch thick)
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup roasted red pepper strips, usually sold in a jar or a can
  • ½ cup pitted black olives, rinsed and cut in half
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • freshly cracked black pepper, for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon basil ribbons, for garnish
  • pita chips or crackers, for serving


  • Preheat oven to 425˚F.
  • Arrange the cheese in an 8-inch baking dish.
  • Top the feta cheese with the tomatoes, peppers, and olives.
  • Sprinkle with oregano, thyme, and minced garlic.
  • Drizzle olive oil over the feta and veggies.
  • Bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until the cheese is soft and bubbly.
  • Remove from oven and let it rest for a few minutes.
  • Garnish with cracked black pepper and basil.
  • Serve with pita chips, toasted bread slices, crackers, etc.


  • Serving Temperature: Serve the dip while it's still warm to enjoy the creamy and soft texture of the feta.
  • Bread Pairing: Toasted bread complements this dip well. You can toast slices of a baguette or Italian bread in the oven until they are crispy and golden.
  • Add a Kick: For those who enjoy a bit of heat, sprinkle some chili flakes before baking or drizzle with a little chili oil after baking.
  • Balancing Saltiness: Since feta is naturally salty, be cautious with adding extra salt.
  • Leftovers: If you have leftovers, they can be refrigerated and reused in salads, as a spread, or even mixed into pasta.
  • Wine Pairing: A crisp white wine or a light red can complement the flavors of the dip perfectly.


Calories: 161 kcal | Carbohydrates: 3 g | Protein: 6 g | Fat: 14 g | Saturated Fat: 7 g | Cholesterol: 38 mg | Sodium: 727 mg | Potassium: 83 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 2 g | Vitamin A: 426 IU | Vitamin C: 7 mg | Calcium: 221 mg | Iron: 1 mg

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.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Macedonian, Mediterranean
Keyword: baked feta, easy appetizer recipes, easy dip recipes, mediterranean recipes