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Baked Feta with Tomatoes, Olives, and Garlic

Baked Feta with Tomatoes, Olives, and Garlic

You are looking at my new favorite appetizer. What’s not to love about salty melted feta with sweetened roasted tomatoes, garlic, and shallots served with warm pita bread? The combination of flavors and textures is outstanding and it has a ton of flavor.  I served this dish as part of a Greek smorgasbord and it disappeared quickly – we all thought this baked feta with tomatoes, olives, and garlic was delicious.

Baked Feta with Tomatoes, Olives, and Garlic

How to Make Baked Feta with Tomatoes, Olives, and Garlic

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Drizzle 2 teaspoons of olive oil in the bottom of a small cast iron skillet. Swirl to coat the bottom of the skillet.

Place 1/2 an 8 oz block of feta cheese (4 oz) in the center of the cast iron skillet. Top with halved grape tomatoes, sliced kalamata olives, sliced shallots, and garlic slivers. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes then season with a touch of sea salt and lots of freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Drizzle the top with 1 teaspoon of olive oil.

Baked Feta with Tomatoes, Olives, and Garlic

Place into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is starting to get gooey and the tomatoes are tender. (Note: Some Feta cheeses will only be slightly squishy). Place the flatbread in the oven for the last 5 minutes of baking time.

Remove from the oven. Cut the flatbread into triangles and place them on a serving plate. Top the baked feta with tomatoes, olives, and garlic with 1 teaspoon of olive oil, fresh oregano, and lemon zest. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Baked Feta with Tomatoes, Olives, and Garlic

Baked Feta with Tomatoes, Olives, and Garlic

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Appies & Snacks
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 4
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking

Ingredients

  • 4 tsp olive oil divided
  • 1/2 of 8oz block of feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup mixed grape tomatoes halved
  • 3-4 kalamata olives sliced
  • 1/4 small shallot sliced thinly
  • 1 clove of garlic slivered
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp fresh oregano chopped
  • Zest from 1 lemon

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Drizzle 2 teaspoons of olive oil in the bottom of a small cast iron skillet. Swirl to coat the bottom of the skillet.
  • Place 1/2 an 8 oz block of feta cheese (4 oz) in the center of the cast iron skillet.
  • Top with halved grape tomatoes, sliced kalamata olives, sliced shallots, and garlic slivers.
  • Sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes then season with a touch of sea salt and lots of freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
  • Drizzle the top with 1 teaspoon of olive oil.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is starting to get gooey and the tomatoes are tender.
  • (Note: Some Feta cheeses will only be slightly squishy).
  • Place the flatbread in the oven for the last 5 minutes of baking time.
  • Remove from the oven. Cut the flatbread into triangles and place on a serving plate.
  • Top the baked feta with tomatoes, olives, and garlic with 1 teaspoon of olive oil, fresh oregano, and lemon zest.
  • Serve immediately. Enjoy.
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7 Comments

  1. As a big fan of feta and all things Greek, I would love this.

  2. This is so colorful and just loaded with flavor. What a neat dish! This would be dinner for me. 🙂 Thanks!

  3. I would love this but my husband has a thing about feta!!! Enjoy the rest of the week Diane

  4. I have to be honest, I haven’t loved feta as much as I usually do lately (I think I just need to find a new brand)…but maybe all hot and melty like this, I could love it again.