Looking for a quick and easy yet super tasty appetizer (or main!)? This mediterranean Baked Feta with Rosemary & Thyme is a dish everyone loves (promise!).
Hey, y’all! I apologize in advance for posting yet another cheese recipe (you might have noticed – I’m a cheese addict!). Leeet’s talk about baked feta, shall we? It’s a traditional Greek dish that you will find in any Greek restaurant. For someone loving cheese as much as I do, you can imagine how excited it get whenever I see it on the menu. It also happens to be one of my favourite childhood dishes and we used make it all the time at home. It was one of my go-to dishes when I was still a vegetarian. Basically, it’s feta topped with roasted veggies and herbs (super simple but oh-so yummy!). It’s also one of those dishes were you can’t go wrong. You can easily swap ingredients (be creative!) or change quantities to your liking. Even someone with literally no cooking experience whatsoever could throw this together and it would still be delicious (pinky swear!).
You will only need a few ingredients and I HIGHLY recommend using good quality stuff. Please make sure to use real sheep feta (or a combination of sheep and goat) for this recipe. You simply won’t get the same flavour and texture with cow feta. Also, I’m a sucker for fresh herbs and I’m completely in love with the combination of rosemary and thyme. You could use dried herbs BUT I highly recommend using fresh ones as they add extra flavour. To prepare this Baked Feta with Rosemary & Thyme, all you need to do is (1) combine all ingredients in a baking dish, (2) transfer it to the oven, and (3) bake it for about 20 minutes. That’s it. Easy-peasy, aye? Just make sure that it softens up well. It should be slightly golden on the outside and soft and gooey on the inside. By the way, I usually put salt on everything but you won’t need any for this dish as the feta is slightly salty anyway.
I’m telling you, this dish is incredibly flavourful and extremely addictive. You’ve got no idea how I struggled to take this picture. The Baked Feta with Rosemary & Thyme was hot, and gooey, and I was HUNGRY… so I ate it all… and I had to make another one to take a picture for you guys (true story!). Anyways, it’s such a quick and easy appetizer (OR you could serve it as a main along with salad and/or bread!) and perfect all-year-round. I’m thinking comfort food in winter and mediterranean food in summer (imagine eating outside on a warm summer night!). Seriously, this delicious Baked Feta with Rosemary & Thyme never fails to impress (I mean, come one, WHO can resist melted cheese???). Oh, and don’t forget to pour yourself a glass of red (or white – I’m not judging!). Enjoy!
Baked Feta with Rosemary & Thyme
Yield 4 servings
- 200 g Feta cheese, crumbled
- 3 olives, diced
- 3 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
- 3 jalapeño peppers, chopped
- 1/4 tsp thyme
- 1/4 tsp rosemary
- drizzle of olive oil
- sprinkle of pepper
- baguette, sliced
- Preheat the oven to 400 F. (180-200 C.).
- Add feta, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, jalapeño peppers, thyme, and rosemary to a baking dish and combine well. Drizzle with olive oil and season with a sprinkle of pepper.
- Transfer to oven and bake for about 15 minutes. Then broil for an additional 5 minutes OR until the feta is soft and slightly golden.
- Serve with slices of fresh baguette. Enjoy!
Cuisine Greek, vegetarian, gluten-free, nut-free
Serving Size 65 g (1 serving)
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 14.8 g
Saturated Fat 8 g
Cholesterol 45 mg
Sodium 530 mg
Total Carbohydrates 11.1 g
Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
Sugars 4.4 g
Protein 9.6 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.