This is such an easy appetizer that never fails to impress! People are familiar with feta, but this traditional Greek way of preparing is not as well known. The salty/sour taste of the feta offsets the heat of the chili flakes - so don't be afraid to load them on! Serve with crusty bread or toast.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Place the feta in an ovenproof baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil. Cover liberally with pepper flakes, and sprinkle with oregano.

  • Bake, uncovered, in the preheated oven until feta is soft, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

186 calories; protein 8.6g 17% DV; carbohydrates 5g 2% DV; fat 15.3g 24% DV; cholesterol 50.5mg 17% DV; sodium 634.8mg 25% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2008
This recipe is simple yet AMAZING. I don't know what that other guy was talking about there are no additional flavors needed. Maybe he had some cheap/bad feta or an unrefined palette. Anyway I just can't say enough about how wonderful this recipe is. When I ate it with my husband and our three year old child we all could not stop discussing how wonderful it was with our friends for the next week. Here's a little tip: follow the recipe exactly add nothing. It is PERFECT. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/27/2008
I love baked feta and was really looking forward to trying this recipe out and I was definitely not disappointed. The balance of salt from the cheese spice from the chilies and the herbal aroma of the oregano hit the spot. But... I gave it three stars because although I enjoyed it the flavour was a bit plain. I added some crushed garlic and a bit of rosemary and felt the recipe was better rounded for the changes. But since I am judging on the recipe as it it was just a bit of a single note so only three stars. Read More
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47 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
10/27/2008
I love baked feta and was really looking forward to trying this recipe out and I was definitely not disappointed. The balance of salt from the cheese spice from the chilies and the herbal aroma of the oregano hit the spot. But... I gave it three stars because although I enjoyed it the flavour was a bit plain. I added some crushed garlic and a bit of rosemary and felt the recipe was better rounded for the changes. But since I am judging on the recipe as it it was just a bit of a single note so only three stars. Read More
(63)
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2008
This recipe is simple yet AMAZING. I don't know what that other guy was talking about there are no additional flavors needed. Maybe he had some cheap/bad feta or an unrefined palette. Anyway I just can't say enough about how wonderful this recipe is. When I ate it with my husband and our three year old child we all could not stop discussing how wonderful it was with our friends for the next week. Here's a little tip: follow the recipe exactly add nothing. It is PERFECT. Read More
(53)
Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2017
This is a traditional recipe that you'll find in tavernas and mezedopoleio (meze restaurants) all over Greece. The simple flavors and preparation should be savored! I wouldn't add anything else to this recipe as the contrast between salty/sour and spicy as well as the creamy texture of the baked feta are quite enough to make a great little dish! Note that feta doesn't 'melt' the way most cheeses do so you will find that the slice of feta will hold its shape. But it should be soft and bubbly throughout. You'll want to serve right away because the feta will harden as it cools. And most importantly please use FULL FAT feta and preferably Greek feta from sheep and goat milk. Cow milk feta and low fat feta will not produce similar results! Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2009
We've made this delicious feta recipe numerous times and more recently on the BBQ (on aluminum foil with the sides crimped up to catch drips). We discovered that we needed lots of chili pepper flakes when using the "stale" stuff from the Bulk Barn. Just the other day with friends I crushed up some dried chilis I stored in a jar from last year's garden and boy oh boy what an amazing flavour! We BBQ'd 2 large 1/4 inch slabs and ate them with garlic buttered toasted pitas and everyone including kids was ranting and raving over the flavour. So simple and so good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2009
Excellent idea. I drizzled with garlic infused olive oil and added cherry tomatoes and juice from 1/2 a lemon. Huge hit at my cocktail party last night. Be sure to enjoy when it's hot as the feta hardens back up as it cools. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2011
very very good.. perfect for sharing! But serve as soon as you take it out of the oven.. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2011
This was so delicious and ridiculaously easy to make. I used less crushed red pepper because some of my family does not like spicy but it was a wonderful not burning heat so it was fine. The only downside is that it is not nearly as good once it cools down so eat it while it's hot! Thanks for a great recipe. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2010
These were really simple and delicious. I had some fresh bread from a nearby bakery that I broiled with brushed on olive oil and then I put the feta and spices on afterwards and put them back under the broiler. My Greek boyfriend absolutely loved it. The feta cheese in our household disappeared much faster than usual after giving this recipe a try. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2009
This is delicious! It's also ridiculously easy but unique so it's impressive. Read More
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