This Baked Feta was inspired by a local pizza place. It is so simple, yet it tastes amazing. I ate way too much of this dip. Feta marinated overnight in olive oil and herbs and then baked. SOOO good! It makes a fantastic holiday party appetizer!
I marinated the feta in a ziplock bag and let it hang out in the fridge overnight before baking it. If you don't have that much time, just marinate it as long as you can before baking.
We served the feta with some festive bread slices. I used some canapé bread tubes to make the star shapes. I put a can of refrigerated French bread in the tube and baked it. Once it had cooled, I sliced it into thin slices. It makes a fun presentation! If you don't want to buy the bread tubes, you can serve the Baked Feta with some regular French bread or crackers.
serves 8 to 10
- 1 (8-oz) feta cheese block
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
- 1 tsp grated lemon zest
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 2 tsp dried oregano
Place feta in a ziplock bag. Whisk together olive oil, red pepper, lemon zest, garlic, black pepper and oregano. Pour over feta and let marinate for 30 minutes at room temperature OR overnight in the refrigerator.
Preheat oven to 375ºF.
Place feta and marinade ingredients into a small cseramic dish. Bake for 20 until feta becomes soft and slightly golden brown.
Serve with french bread slices or pita chips.