If you've relegated salty, tangy feta to Greek salads and falafel wraps only, it's time to think again. Baking feta changes the flavor and texture of the cheese to bring fourth an entirely new culinary experience—and we can't say enough good things about it. For absolutely drool-worthy baked feta dishes you're going to want to indulge in ASAP, check out the recipes below.
Baked Feta with Cherry Tomatoes
This dish earns points for many reasons: It's easy and requires few dishes, but looks and tastes like something totally elegant. Once out of the oven, top with fresh basil and serve immediately with hearty toasted bread and you've got an impressive hors d'oeuvre or a main dish ideal for an intimate dinner.
Herby Honey-Baked Feta
If you like things on the sweeter side (and who doesn't?), this Honey-Baked Feta will be right up your alley. The honey pairs excellently with salty, creamy feta. Finish it up with your choice of fresh herbs. We love za'taar, thyme and/or lavender. Pro tip for this one: Using good, high-quality olive oil, honey, and feta will be game-changing here. Since this dish is only three ingredients, all of them need to shine!
Baked Feta with Olives and Lemons
This dish celebrates all of the bright, sun-drenched flavors of the Mediterranean. You should use whole olives with pits intact here, and generous amounts of extra virgin olive oil. Roasting mellows the flavor of each ingredient and melds them together seamlessly. What you get at the end is totally unique. Fresh herbs go a long way here! Rosemary is a must.
The Famous TikTok Pasta
Feeling trendy? Let's just say the famous TikTok pasta is famous for a reason: It's really good. It starts with a pan of roasted grape tomatoes, garlic, and feta cheese. This version calls for fresh spinach and fresh herbs, which bring brightness and balance to this viral meal.
Find the recipe on Cooking Classy's blog.
Baked Feta with Chickpeas, Cumin and Kale
Everything Love and Lemons makes is delicious, and this dish is no exception! Hearty chickpeas and warm, earthy cumin take baked feta from an indulgent appetizer to a balanced main dish. Kale and fresh herbs provided pops of color and added nutrition. It all comes together in one dish, so clean up is a breeze.