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18 Mouthwatering Baked Feta Recipes That Will Have You Drooling In Seconds

Baked feta is taking over the internet, and has nearly broke TikTok with many culinary wizards and homemakers sharing some incredible versions of the baked cheese. The recipe idea has pop up on foodie feeds everywhere and become a bit of an obsession--and for good reason--its so ridiculously good! Let's get our our baking sheets and start baking gourmet feta...

Baked feta is quite a simple recipe to make and simply requires a block of high quality feta cheese and whatever seasoning ingredients you enjoy. The sharp, salty flavour of the cheese lends itself to many tastes and was first introduced as a cheesy pasta sauce where in cooked pasta was folded into and combined with the baked feta. This made a richly creamy sauce with flavourings like roasted tomatoes. garlic and basil.

Personally I am almost fully dairy-free but have always made exception for feta and its salty tang. I love it, but only indulge now and again. Feta cheese is actually an excellent source of nutrients such as calcium and protein. However it also contains high amounts of sodium and saturated fat that many people need to limit. Lower in fat than most other cheeses, if you are not watching your sodium intake, it is considered a reasonable option to eat in moderation.

So, go grab your best cookware and a napkin, let's get baking the goodness!

This baked version of baked feta blew my already obsessed mind. In it, foodie blogger Fotini ditches the baking tray for allium foil! Are you suddenly thinking of all the possibilities on the BBQ right now too?

This foil-baked version ends up as super soft and creamy and perfectly flavoured with tomato, capsicum slices, oregano, Greek olive oil, and spicy pepper flakes. So simple but a delicious taste explosion. Grab the recipe here.

I first stumbled across this recipe (pictured above) on Delicious Magazine and was hooked from first sight. I tried it with honey and have since adopted this same cooking method with sweet chilli sauce instead of honey, and oh my goodness, was incredible!

I am not usually one that advocated much sugar. In fact, I am usually suggesting ways to complete avoid it. But for entertaining a crowd, special occasions, or consumed within reason, this honey-based seasoning is simply to die for!

If you enjoy Greek and Mediterranean flavours, you'll also love these recipes too:

Don't be shy to experiment with your favourite classic Greek and Mediterranean flavours like olives, oregano, garlic, onion, dill, parsley, marjoram and thyme.


Here's an explosion of Moroccan flavour by foodie blogger Jamie, a Registered Dietitian and blogger at Dishing Out Health. Jamie recommends serving her cheesy baked dip with crusty bread and/or baked pita for scooping. Leftovers can be easily used as a flavourful spread for toasties, sandwiches or wraps. She also suggest its super delicious with roasted vegetables like eggplant and fennel, or spooned over baked white fish.

I don't about you, but when I first got an air-fryer, my mind was a buzz with all the healthy meals I could create for my kids and family. So, when I came across Bintu's air-fryer recipe for baked feta, I got real excited. Her recipe comes out perfect every time and gets my mind spinning with the flavour possibilities using my air-fryer. No excuses, you've simply to got to try this one!

Feta and olives are a timeless classic, and in this recipe by Vanessa of The Cheerful Kitchen they blend flavours perfectly to create a divine cheesy spread for Sunday brunch or entertaining. If you love olives, you may love these similar recipes as well:

Olives are an acquired taste for some, but that provide a good source of essential vitamins and antioxidants. Recent studies have shown that olives may protect against osteoporosis, in which bones become brittle or weak. Olives are also rich in vitamin E, which can improve skin health and help your immune system.


How flavourful does this recipe by Katheryn Morrissey look? Combining the rich strong flavours of capers and sun-dried tomatoes, your mouth is sure to thank you for taking the time to make this spin on classic baked feta. The recipe creator, Kathryn recommends making it a share plate and serving with roughly torn crusty bread, and enjoy the relaxed company of your guests with glass of red wine. I'm not much of a drinker, but I have to agree that sounds like the perfect wind down on a Friday night.

I mentioned above that I tried making baked feta with sweet chilli sauce (simply because I had it on hand) but this is a fare healthier recipe for a bite of spice in your bake. Love that the recipe only calls for a few nourishing ingredients but packs a heap of flavour. You could also try the same recipe but hot cayenne flakes for some heat, or make a mild version omitting chili altogether and using for your favourite Italian Moroccan or Mediterranean herbal blends.

If you are not as keen myself on a kick of chili spice, this flavourful but mild baked feta recipe might be just the thing. It comes from TV chef, Ainsley Harriott, and is made with a super interesting addition of Turkish couscous to give the herbs something to bind to the block of cheese. You make this one as mild or as spicy as you choose by using a sprinkling of chilli flakes or using fresh and finely chopped jalapenos.


If you have never tried carrot jam before you are missing out on a nutritious and healthy, homemade condiment that will surely impress for entertaining. This Middle Eastern-inspired jam perfectly compliments with the salty flavour of feta and tastes great on Turkish toast, pita or even naan bread. It is the recipe genius of top Seattle chef, Ana Sortun and sure to please.

Are you hungry and licking your screen yet? I know I am starting to feel a few tummy rumbles. Baked feta is an excellent wholefood for those who tolerate dairy well. I've even tried some of the recipes with vegan feta alternatives made from cashews and tofu. In some speciality sections of the grocer, you can find pre-made dairy-free feta as well.

Which ever you choose, the above recipes make for a delicious tapas-style meal or plate for summer.

Healthy + happiness,

Emma Lisa xx

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Oh Yummo!! I'm not usually big on cheese, but for feta I make the exception and these recipes make it a clear winner too 💕



Hey Em, I saw you mention this on Insta today...these recipes look so good! I'm giving it a go tomorrow, love feta & sun dried toms together. Thanks babes!!!


You're most welcome... which recipes options are you going to try?

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