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Baked Feta with peppers and olives recipe

This easy Baked Feta with peppers and olives is a simple, mouthwatering crowd-pleaser recipe that works as a great appetizer or a main meal dish. A smooth, almost melty creamy feta ready to be scooped up with a slice of garlic bread…and all this creamy feta deliciousness is served on a bed of roasted peppers, savory olives, and green beans. It’s like a green beans casserole meets baked feta and becomes an instant fan favorite dish.

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Baked feta is like a smooth, creamy, and slightly sweet with a hint of saltiness showstopper dish. Paired with sweet roasted peppers, tangy olives, a drizzle of olive oil, and lots of herbs it’s an irresistible combination that has everyone coming back for seconds.

I first served this baked feta at a summer party and everyone was raving about it for weeks. Well, it turns out that this dish is a winner all year round. Use the same spices or add a holiday twist with a sprinkle of allspice and it’s amazing any time of year.

Why you need to make this tasty baked feta recipe 

  • Easy to make – it’s pretty much just placing the ingredients on an oven-safe plate, drizzling with olive oil, and sprinkling with seasoning and the oven takes care of the rest. It doesn’t get much easier as a tasty party food
  • Uses simple ingredients with maximum flavor results 
  • Creamy and utterly delicious 
  • Great as a vegetarian Party appetizer or main dish
  • Quick recipe – ready in under 30 minutes 
  • Gluten-free 
  • Can be vegan – see the vegan baked feta step-by-step guide below

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Easy, tasty and full of flavors. That’s what this simple rustic Greek Style Baked Feta recipe is all about. We’re talking bold flavors, lots of color, loads of spices and herbs, and so much melty cheesy and scoopable deliciousness.

Ingredients to make Baked Feta with roasted peppers, beans, and olives 

  • 1 pack of feta
  • 2 tsp granulated dried garlic 
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 2 tsp dried oregano 
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt flakes
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper  
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • Two tablespoons almond flour or meal
  • Vegetables
  • 2 red bell peppers, cut into chunks 
  • 1 cup green beans, ends removed 
  • 1/2 cup black olives 

Garnish 

  • 1 handful of fresh basil leaves 

How to make easy vegetarian baked feta step-by-step guide 

  • Preheat oven to 400F (200 degrees Celsius).
  • Place the peppers, green beans, and olives in an oven-safe dish. 
  • In a small bowl, mix olive oil, dried garlic, dried basil, dried oregano, black pepper, and nutritional yeast. Place the feta on the vegetables and pour the olive oil dressing on top. Drizzle almond flour over the feta and season with sea salt.
  • Bake the feta and vegetables in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the feta is golden on top and the vegetables are roasted to a golden brown.
  • Serve the baked feta with a fresh garnish of basil and a side of bread and enjoy.

A Vegan baked feta option 

I have one very easy and simple vegan option for baked feta. To get the creamy texture and scoopable consistency that you get with regular feta cheese you need silken tofu. I find that silken tofu is the closest (very, very close in taste and texture) to feta when it’s baked. You want to add a little more flavorings to compensate for the savory feta taste and a generous drizzle of olive oil.

Seasoning to make silken tofu taste like feta cheese 

To make silken tofu taste like feta cheese you need:

  • 1 pack silken tofu, excess liquid removed
  • granulated dried garlic 
  • dried basil
  • dried oregano 
  • sea salt flakes
  • ground black pepper 
  • crushed nutritional yeast 
  • olive oil 
  • almond flour or meal

Vegetables to make Greek style baked feta

  • 2 red bell peppers, cut into chunks 
  • 1 cup green beans, ends removed 
  • 1/2 cup black olives 

Garnish 

  • 1 handful of fresh basil leaves 

How to make vegan Baked feta (silken tofu)

  • Preheat oven to 400F (200 degrees Celsius).
  • Place the peppers, green beans, and olives in an oven-safe dish. 
  • In a small bowl, mix olive oil, dried garlic, dried basil, dried oregano, black pepper, and nutritional yeast. Place the silken tofu on the vegetables and pour the olive oil dressing on top. Drizzle almond flour over the feta and season with sea salt.
  • Bake the silken tofu feta and vegetables in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the feta is golden on top and the vegetables are roasted to a golden brown.
  • Serve the baked vegan feta with a fresh garnish of basil and a side of bread and enjoy.

How to make baked feta in an air fryer 

  • Place the peppers, green beans, and olives in an air fryer dish (or line the air fryer with baking paper). 
  • In a small bowl, mix olive oil, dried garlic, dried basil, dried oregano, black pepper, and nutritional yeast. Place the feta on the vegetables and pour the olive oil dressing on top. Drizzle almond flour over the feta and season with sea salt.
  • Bake the feta and vegetables in the air fryer at the highest temperature for 20-25 minutes or until the feta is golden on top and the vegetables are roasted to a golden brown. You can stir the vegetables halfway through if you feel they need it.
  • Serve the baked vegan feta with a fresh garnish of basil and a side of bread and enjoy.

Best vegetables to serve with baked feta – mix it up 

You can use almost any vegetable when you make baked feta. There are so many delicious combinations that I could probably talk about baked feta serving ideas for days. So, to quickly sum up some of my favorite options (because I’m sure you don’t have the time to listen to me going on and on about feta and veggies) here are my top picks:

Chickpeas – I know chickpeas aren’t a vegetable per se, but they are absolutely amazingly roasted with feta. Drain and rinse a can of chickpeas, quickly toss them with olive oil and smoked paprika and bake them along with your feta. You can thank me for the suggestion later.

Zucchini, squash, Or courgette  – squash is one of the best easy veggies to roast. Just slice or dice the squash, drizzle with olive oil and seasoning and bake with the feta. Roasted squash is a no-fail option.

Tomatoes – you knew they were coming, and you were right. There’s nothing quite like oven-roasted tomatoes and creamy feta. It’s a match made in heaven.

Tips and tricks to baking feta

  • Don’t cover the feta – I like to leave my feta and vegetables uncovered when I bake them because it makes the feta just lightly golden on top and turns the almond flour into a thin crunchy crust. Yum. 
  • Use an oven safe dish to bake the feta and veggies 
  • this easy Greek style Baked Feta recipe serves 4-6 people. For a smaller amount that fits 2 people just use a smaller baking dish and only use half the amount of ingredients.
  • Use a good quality Greek Feta cheese. The cheese should have a creamy texture and be melty and not crumbly when it’s baked. Tip: I like to use feta that’s kept in brine because it keeps the cheese moist. Just drain away the brine before using the feta.
  • If you can’t get a good quality Greek feta cheese, a good French or Bulgarian white cheese will usually work just as well. Or use silken tofu to replace the feta for a delicious vegan baked feta option.
  • Serve the baked feta right away. The feta is best when it’s right out of the oven. Once the cheese cools down it will harden again and won’t be as deliciously scoopable.

What to serve with baked feta

Frequently asked questions about baked feta

How long does baked feta last in the fridge?

Baked feta will last 3-5 days stored in the refrigerator in a sealed container.

What bread or things do you suggest to scoop up feta?

Warm bread, garlic bread, crostini, crackers, or focaccia. You can also serve the feta as is as a main dish.

Can I make baked feta in advance?

Yes. Although feta cheese is best when served hot and just out of the oven, it can still be made ahead of time if needed. You can easily prepare the plate of baked feta in advance. Then bake once you’re ready to serve. You can also bake the feta the day before and simply reheat it before serving. If you reheat I suggest covering the feta as it bakes.

How many calories are in baked feta?

There are just around 230 calories per serving of baked feta.

Baked Feta with Peppers and Olives

This easy Baked Feta with peppers and olives is a simple, mouthwatering crowd-pleaser recipe that works as a great appetizer or a main meal dish. A smooth, almost melty creamy feta ready to be scooped up with a slice of garlic bread…and all this creamy feta deliciousness is served on a bed of roasted peppers, savory olives, and green beans. It’s like a green beans casserole meets baked feta and becomes an instant fan favorite dish.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Greek
Keyword vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Simone – Munchyesta.com

Ingredients

  • 1 pack (200g) Fresh Feta Cheese
  • 2 tsp Granulated Dried Garlic or 2-3 cloves finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp Dried Basil
  • 2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • ¼ tsp Sea salt or Kosher Salt
  • ½ tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Almond Flour

Vegetables

  • 2 Red Bell Peppers cut into chunks
  • 1 cup (150g) Green Beans ends removed
  • ½ cup (90g) Black Olives pits removed

Garnish

  • 1 handful Fresh Basil chopped

Instructions

How to make easy vegetarian baked feta step-by-step guide

  • Preheat oven to 400F (200 degrees Celsius).
  • Place the peppers, green beans, and olives in an oven-safe dish. 
    In a small bowl, mix olive oil, dried garlic, dried basil, dried oregano, black pepper, and nutritional yeast. Place the feta on the vegetables and pour the olive oil dressing on top. Drizzle almond flour over the feta and season with sea salt.
  • Bake the feta and vegetables in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the feta is golden on top and the vegetables are roasted to a golden brown.
    Serve the baked feta with a fresh garnish of basil and a side of bread and enjoy.

How to make baked feta in an air fryer

  • Place the peppers, green beans, and olives in an air fryer dish (or line the air fryer with baking paper). 
  • In a small bowl, mix olive oil, dried garlic, dried basil, dried oregano, black pepper, and nutritional yeast. Place the feta on the vegetables and pour the olive oil dressing on top. Drizzle almond flour over the feta and season with sea salt.
  • Bake the feta and vegetables in the air fryer at the highest temperature for 20-25 minutes or until the feta is golden on top and the vegetables are roasted to a golden brown. You can stir the vegetables halfway through if you feel they need it.
    Serve the baked vegan feta with a fresh garnish of basil and a side of bread and enjoy.

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