The Best Feta Cheese Recipes (Big Flavor, Lower Calories)
We love feta cheese! The crumbly texture and lively tang. Feta cheese also has fewer calories and less fat per ounce than lots of other cheeses, including Cheddar, blue cheese, and mozzarella. And because feta is so flavorful, it's easy to be satisfied with smaller servings. Double bonus! Now, the Greeks traditionally make feta with sheep or goat's milk. In the U.S., you'll often find feta made from cow's milk, which creates a delicious cheese with a slightly more firm texture. No matter which type of feta you have on hand, you'll love it in these top-rated, feta-friendly main-dish recipes! One note: Feta is a somewhat salty cheese, so watch how much additional salt you add to these recipes.
Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers
"Quick and delicious," says accidental cook. "The salty feta and the earthy spinach just seem to belong with ground turkey."
Chef John's Spinach and Feta Pie
This oven-baked omelet is loaded with spinach, bacon, and feta cheese. It's a simple and delicious, one-pan brunch dish. Of course, it would also work wonders as a side dish for a simple braised meat dish. Enjoy it warm or chilled.
Fire Roasted Tomato and Feta Pasta with Shrimp
Sauteed shrimp are bathed in a basil, garlic, and fire-roasted tomato sauce. Mix everything up with cooked linguine and sprinkle over the feta. "Wow, this is SO good," says LindseyB. "The feta, fire-roasted tomatoes, shrimp, and garlic complement each other perfectly."
Mini Turkey Loaves with Feta, Basil, and Balsamic Sauce
These mini muffin meatloaves are made with ground turkey, fresh basil, and feta cheese -- and finished with a simple balsamic reduction sauce. "Super-easy and healthy mini loaves are great for parties or a party of two," says RixiePixie. "Mini loaves will shrink when they cook, so don't worry if you fill the cups to the top."
Feta Roast Chicken
"A tangy, savory feta cheese, garlic, lemon zest, and oregano filling is stuffed under the skin of this roast chicken," says Chef John. Though the filling appears dry after baking, the taste and texture are anything but."
Pork Chops with Fresh Tomato, Onion, Garlic, and Feta
"The balsamic vinegar blended so well with the garlic, onion, and tomatoes," raves MOONNOODLE. "And the feta on top was like icing on the cake! A great amount of taste with a minimum of work." Try it with garlic mashed potatoes.
Baked Spinach-Artichoke Chicken Breasts
"Chicken breasts are baked with a creamy and sharp artichoke and spinach topping in this keto-friendly main dish," says fabeveryday. "Serve chicken with the topping alongside your favorite vegetables or other keto side dish."
Scrambled eggs and sauteed onions combine with chopped tomatoes and feta cheese. To keep the scrambling eggs from becoming too juicy, add the tomatoes at the end. "The feta and tomato add a lot of flavor and bring the dish from boring to addictive," says Heather.
Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts
You'll butterfly boneless, skinless chicken breasts, adding to each a tasty mixture of mayonnaise, spinach, feta cheese, and garlic. Then you'll wrap the stuffed chicken breasts in bacon. "Delicious," says WALLIZGRL. "I love feta and spinach together, and this was a wonderful combo. We have fresh spinach on hand often and I will be adding this to one of our regulars."
Feta Chicken Salad
Diced cooked chicken combines with celery, red onion, and a creamy mixture of mayonnaise, sour cream, feta cheese, and dill. "I love the flavor that the dill and feta add to this classic," says JuliB. "Absolutely delicious. And the veggies give the salad a wonderfully crisp texture."
My Big Fat Greek Baked Beans
"I used to believe the best baked beans came from Boston or Texas," says Chef John. "But ever since I discovered this very hearty giant bean casserole, I have to give it to the Greeks. 'Big Fat' refers not only to size of the beans, but also to the huge flavor of this dish. Use the largest beans you can find: Gigante beans are the best, but Corona and lima beans also work great. Serve alongside grilled meat or simply with extra feta for a great vegetarian main."
Pesto Chicken Casserole with Feta Cheese and Olives
This low-carb chicken casserole features flavorful feta cheese, olives, and creamy pesto.
Herb Watermelon Feta Salad
This delicious summer salad is sweet and salty. To make, you'll simply toss cubed watermelon with red onion, fresh herbs (basil, mint, and cilantro), feta cheese, lime juice, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. "The ultimate summer salad," raves Scott. "I would have never imagined watermelon, feta, balsamic vinegar, and cilantro going together...but this knocked my socks off!"
This light, flavorful pizza features feta, spinach, sliced tomatoes, fresh basil, and mozzarella cheese. "Awesome flavor and very quick and easy to make," says Annie. "My vegetarian friend loved it as did my meat-eating boyfriend."
Chicken, Feta Cheese, and Sun-Dried Tomato Wraps
Wrap up grilled marinated chicken and a tasty mixture of feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh spinach, and a tangy sun-dried tomato dressing in a flour tortilla. Cut the wrap in half and enjoy cold or place it on the grill until the tortilla is warm and crispy. "This wrap will rock your socks off," raves Nicole.
Feta-Brined Chicken Breasts
"The secret to these moist and tender chicken breasts is the feta brine," says France C. "Not only does the brine prevent the breasts from drying out, the feta adds a subtle, tangy yet fresh flavor. Bruising the herbs releases their lovely aromatic oils without having to worry about picking the bits off the chicken when done brining."
Strawberry-Feta Chicken Salad with Roasted Strawberry-Balsamic Dressing
A simple, satisfying salad with a sweet and tangy dressing. "You'll love the roasted strawberries!" says Diana71.
Khachapuri (Georgian Cheese Bread)
"With a cheese-stuffed crust and an egg baked into the center, this boat-shaped Georgian bread is so fun and versatile, there's only a matter of time before it's delivered to every home for pizza night and ordered from every brunch menu the morning after," says Chef John. "What more could you want other than cheesy, soft-while-chewy bread dipped in its own bed of runny egg yolk and molten cheese?"