50 Fantastic Recipes for Feta Fans

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If you love feta cheese like I do, then this list of recipes is for you! Feta is a staple in Middle Eastern cuisine not only because it’s so good but because it lends a unique texture and taste to whatever dish it’s added to. Below you’ll find 50 recipes with feta cheese from breakfast, sides, salads, pastas, dinners, and even desserts (just kidding!). It’s a tangy, salty, soft cheese that I wouldn’t want to cook without!

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Bring on the Tang

This collection of 50 recipes with feta cheese will have you nerding out over this key ingredient. Feta cheese, with its tangy flavor and creamy texture, has a remarkable ability to take any dish to the next level. That’s why I’m so excited to share these mouthwatering, healthy feta recipes with you. Whether you’re a longtime fan of feta or new to this culinary delicacy, these easy feta recipes will help you effortlessly include this versatile cheese into your meals.

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Why You Should Cook More Recipes with Feta

  • Add instant flavor. Feta cheese adds a unique, tangy, and salty flavor to dishes, instantly elevating them from ordinary to extraordinary. This cheese can transform even the simplest of ingredients into a gourmet masterpiece. So jazz up your dinner recipes with feta cheese!
  • Versatile ingredient. These easy feta recipes prove that feta cheese can be incorporated into any dish effortlessly. Whether the dish is sweet or savory, hot or cold – feta cheese can be the star of the show. It’s also excellent tucked into sandwiches, wraps, and more!
  • Cultural creativity. Feta cheese is a staple in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines. Learning to use it in feta salad recipes or warm pasta bakes introduces you and your guests to new flavors and culinary diversity.

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Tips for Making Recipes with Feta

  1. Check feta ingredients. When buying feta, look for 3 main ingredients: milk, rennet (also can be called cultures or enzymes), and salt. If you want authentic feta, go with feta made in Greece with sheep’s milk.
  2. Quick quality control. Feta should be white – if there is any hint of yellow, the cheese has been exposed to air outside the brine and should not be used. It should also have a tangy flavor and rich aroma; skip it if it tastes bitter, sour, or rancid. If ever in doubt, toss it and buy fresh feta.
  3. Follow the recipe. Some dishes add feta at the beginning of the recipe, while others towards the end of the cooking process. It’s important to stick to the recipe, as the timing of adding the feta can affect the overall dish.
  4. Watch out for the salt. Feta cheese is quite salty. If your dish includes other naturally salty foods like olives, capers, or sun-dried tomatoes, keep added salt to a minimum. Taste as you go and adjust if necessary.
  5. Store properly. Keep feta cheese in its brine and airtight container in the refrigerator to maintain freshness and prevent it from drying out. Depending on the brand, you may find a small piece of cloth-like paper in the container – be sure to use it to cover the exposed surface of the feta to keep the cheese moist and protected.

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Different Types of Feta

  • Greek feta: The most well-known, readily available, and traditional type of feta cheese. Historically, Greek feta has been made from sheep’s milk or a combination of sheep and goat milk, and it’s aged in blocks in a salty and tangy brine, which enhances flavor overtime. Greek feta is the most common feta and can be used for most of these feta cheese recipes.
  • Bulgarian or French feta: Made entirely of sheep’s milk, this feta tends to be milder and creamier in flavor compared to Greek but more dense in texture. As a result, it withstands heat well, making it a great option for pasta dishes, frittatas, and added to meats. This type of feta cheese is harder to find in your local supermarket and you may have to venture out to a specialty cheese shop.
  • Crumbled feta: This is the feta you typically find in plastic containers at your local grocery store. It’s likely made from skimmed cow’s milk, and it’s convenient for topping pasta dishes, salads, and other finished foods as it’s dry, crumbly, and ready-to-go. Crumbled feta makes easy feta recipes a breeze!

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Best Recipes with Feta Cheese

It’s no surprise that just by looking at this collection of healthy feta recipes, we love a block of good feta cheese. You’ll find everything here – from easy feta recipes to start the day with, to feta salad recipes, and tasty appetizers to serve at your next party. You’ll also find feta pasta recipes for those busy weeknight days when you’re uninspired to cook. And if you’re looking for a meatless meal, there are plenty of vegetarian recipes with feta cheese that you will fall in love with. From breakfast to dinner recipes with feta cheese – this roundup has you covered!

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Breakfast Recipes with Feta Cheese

  • Egg White Bites with Red Pepper – This Starbucks copycat egg white bites with red bell peppers, cottage cheese, mozzarella, feta, and spinach will become your new favorite breakfast. It’s a convenient, grab-and-go breakfast option that will give you the satisfaction and energy to fuel your busy mornings.
  • Crispy Feta Fried Eggs – You’ll love this breakfast. It has simple ingredients but delivers big flavors. Crisp up feta cheese in a pan to add incredible texture and crunch – add an egg and chewy tortilla for the ultimate breakfast. Spoon spicy harissa or pesto and eat it like you would a taco.
  • Mediterranean Egg Wrap – When it comes to feta cheese recipes, a good wrap is a must! This one is packed with flavor and texture and is oh-so-good! It features spinach, egg, feta cheese, and more – and it’s all wrapped in a warm tortilla for the ultimate breakfast.
  • Shakshuka with Feta – The only thing better than traditional shakshuka is shakshuka with feta. The crumbly feta is added to the rich vegetable and tomato stew-like mixture just before the eggs, giving this shakshuka a nice tangy, creamy feel.
  • Baked Eggs in AvocadoCut the avocados in half, remove the pit, crack an egg into each half, and bake to perfection. The best part is the fun and tasty toppings like feta cheese, diced tomatoes, fresh parsley, and more!
  • Green Shakshuka – This is such a comforting breakfast meal. It’s a modern reiteration of shakshuka, and it’s wholesome and delicious. Sauteed green peppers and onions are mixed with kale, garlic, and spices and cooked with eggs. Top with feta cheese and enjoy with crusty bread.
  • Breakfast Egg Wrap – I love easy feta recipes that can be made to-go. This one checks off all the boxes. It’s scrumptious, nutritious (thanks to avocado, arugula, and tomatoes), easy to make, and can be wrapped up to go.
  • Mediterranean Frittata – One of my favorite healthy feta recipes is those that are made in one pan. This frittata takes an ordinary one-pan omelette, making it extraordinarily delicious with Mediterranean flavors like sun-dried tomatoes, Greek yogurt, spinach, and feta cheese.

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Easy Feta Recipes

  • Greek Style Salmon – One of Feel Good Foodies’ top recipes ever! Air-fried Greek salmon fillets are marinated to perfection and topped with a Greek salad and the creamy goodness of feta. Healthy, delicious, and hassle-free for a delicious weeknight meal!
  • Crispy Feta Croutons Salad – Add some flavor and bite to your salads with these easy air fried feta bites. Simple to make and they’re great for soups and wraps too!
  • Greek Meatballs -Made with all-beef, fresh onion, and garlic, these meatballs are stuffed with feta cheese and baked until tender. Perfect served alone for an appetizer or with a side like this creamy tomato pasta for a full meal. Either way, they’re easy to make and delicious!
  • Watermelon Feta Salad – So colorful and refreshing, this watermelon salad with feta is a wonderful addition to any summer meal. Fresh watermelon, feta cheese, mint, and cucumbers are tossed in a honey lime dressing for the ultimate sweet and salty bite.
  • Baked Feta Pasta – Try this fuss-free and flavorful weeknight pasta dish that combines bursting cherry tomatoes with creamy feta! Just cook the pasta while the sauce bakes in the oven and toss together – that’s it!

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Feta Salad Recipes

  • Classic Greek Salad – Nothing beats an authentic recipe! This Greek salad is easy to make with a handful of fresh and vibrant ingredients, topped with feta, and comes together in less than 10 minutes! Pair with blackened salmon or grilled chicken and you have a complete meal.
  • Peach Feta Salad – This simple and delicious salad is loaded with sliced peaches and avocados, a tangy dressing, and crumbled feta cheese. Quick to make with fresh ingredients, it’s a tasty summertime recipe!
  • Mediterranean Chopped Salad – A hearty salad like this one is packed with vegetables, chickpeas, feta cheese, and olives, all tossed in a zesty herb dressing with a hint of lemon! Enjoy it as a light meal, or serve it with lemon garlic shrimp for the ultimate dining experience.
  • Strawberry Arugula Salad – The strawberry feta salad features a combination of arugula, strawberries, pecans, and cheese, all delicately tossed in a vibrant strawberry vinaigrette!
  • Roasted Beet Salad – Big flavors unite in this light and delightful roasted beet salad. The earthy flavor of beets mingles well with the amazing nutty flavor of arugula. It’s a great way to use seasonal beets to replace tomatoes that might be in your salads often!
  • Watermelon Cucumber Salad – The texture and natural sweetness of the watermelon pairs perfectly with the crisp cucumbers and creamy feta. The balsamic vinegar adds a touch of acidity and depth of flavor, while the basil brings a bright freshness to the dish.
  • Harvest Salad – Kale, sweet potatoes, and beets are tossed in a creamy tahini dressing with feta crumbled on top for a delicious salad. You can serve it as a side, main, or make it ahead of time for a quick lunch!
  • Beet Orange Salad – This salad is a breeze to make. Just combine cooked beets, sliced oranges, greens, feta cheese, and walnuts. It’s incredibly delicious and delightful and looks amazing!
  • Grilled Chicken Salad – With flavorful grilled chicken breast and a healthy salad base, it’s ideal for a quick and effortless weeknight dinner. To top it off, the salad is generously dressed with a zesty and tangy dressing, adding an extra kick of flavor.

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Feta Pasta Recipes

  • Mediterranean Pasta Salad – Comforting pasta is tossed with baby spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, and olives and topped with crumbled feta cheese. The refreshing Mediterranean dressing ties it all together for a salad that’s quick, delicious, and wholesome.
  • Spinach Pasta Salad – This vibrant and fresh salad is made with penne pasta, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, and feta cheese. It’s great as a refreshing side dish or to bring with you to picnics or potlucks.
  • Sun Dried Tomato Pasta Salad – If you’re looking for a comforting salad with a boost of protein – you will absolutely love this salad. It’s full of flavor and quickly comes together with a handful of pantry staples like rotini pasta, chickpeas, and canned salmon. The briny feta cheese is the best part though!
  • Greek Pasta Salad – Make Greek salad hearty by tossing it with a delicious, perfectly al dente pasta. The combination of juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, salty olives, and feta makes for a light yet mouthwatering salad that’s such a crowd-pleaser.
  • Shrimp Orzo Salad – This salad has big flavors and comes together so effortlessly. Orzo pasta is tossed with shrimp, fresh vegetables, aromatic dill, and of course Greek feta cheese. Add a zesty Mediterranean dressing and you have the salad of your dreams!
  • Cucumber Lemon Orzo Salad – Fresh, vibrant, and oh-so-delicious. This salad is the perfect summer side dish that’s full of flavor and texture. A good helping of crumbled feta makes for a wonderful finishing touch.
  • Greek Orzo Salad – You’re in for a treat with this Mediterranean-inspired orzo pasta salad. It brings together juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, tangy kalamata olives, red onions, and velvety feta cheese for a salad that will surely be a hit!

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Dinner Recipes with Feta Cheese

  • Chickpea Bites Gyro Bowls – Chickpea balls are perfectly paired with this Greek vegetarian gyro bowls. Made with lettuce, pita bread, bell peppers, and creamy tzatziki for one yummy meat-free recipe that will leave you feeling full and satisfied.
  • Ancient Grain Bowl – Add this one to the list of your healthy feta recipes! It layers veggies, nutty farro, and crumbled feta before tossing in a tangy mustard and balsamic dressing for a hearty and delicious meal.
  • Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken – All the classic flavors of the Mediterranean are stuffed inside a juicy chicken breast with feta cheese, roasted red peppers, olives, and spinach. It’s quick to make and perfect as an easy weeknight meal.
  • Couscous with Shrimp – Enjoy the deliciousness of this Mediterranean feta recipe as a flavorful and healthy one-pot weeknight meal. With soft couscous, juicy shrimp, and a zesty tomato mixture, each bite is bursting with flavor. Don’t forget to sprinkle some creamy feta for an extra touch of yum!
  • Feta Spinach Stuffed Chicken – While seasoning adds great flavor, stuffing it with a feta cheese and ricotta blend with spinach is the ultimate way to amp up this stuffed chicken recipe!
  • Baked Feta Salmon -This simple salmon recipe with feta is a true gem. Packed with fresh and wholesome ingredients, it’s a vibrant, low-carb recipe that’s ready to serve in just 20 minutes!
  • Baked Feta Tomato Soup – This tomato-based soup is inspired by the viral baked feta pasta! Packed with fresh flavors, orzo pasta, salty feta cheese, and sweet cherry tomatoes, it’s a must-try recipe! Serve with garlic bread for dipping!
  • Chickpea Burger – This vegetarian burger is infused with Mediterranean flavors, including a creamy blend of feta cheese mixed right into the patty! It’s incredibly easy to make and so good with crispy french fries!

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Vegetarian Recipes with Feta Cheese

  • Mediterranean Couscous Salad – The couscous acts as the base, then you amp it up with chickpeas, crisp cucumbers, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh herbs, pine nuts, and feta cheese. Bring it all together in a 4-ingredient salad dressing, and you have a fresh and satisfying salad in no time.
  • Vegetarian Avocado Sandwich – This quick and easy sandwich makes a perfect vegetarian lunch on a busy day. Mashed avocado, feta cheese, tomato, cucumber, red onion, alfalfa sprouts, and arugula tucked in between two slices of bread for a hearty and delicious meal on the go.
  • Veggie and Hummus Sandwich – Loaded with fresh vegetables, this sandwich is easy to make when you’re short on time but want something filling and delicious. Hummus (make homemade hummus for the best flavor!) adds moisture and a satisfying element, while leafy greens, veggies, and feta add bulk, flavor, and texture.
  • Avocado Stuffed Quinoa Salad – If you’re a fan of avocado, you will love this unique take on them. Simple stuffing made with quinoa, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, feta cheese, fresh herbs, and olive oil vinaigrette is packed into avocado halves for a hearty, delicious, and fun meal.
  • Turmeric Rice Salad – Make it a meal with this turmeric rice salad. It’s made with fresh spinach, tomatoes, chickpeas, olives, parsley, feta cheese and hearty side of turmeric-infused rice for a vegetarian meal that everyone will love.
  • Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad – Turns out, you can still enjoy a refreshing salad even as the weather gets colder as we see in this wholesome salad. Roasted butternut squash is tossed with massaged kale, cooked quinoa, pomegranate seeds, feta cheese, and a simple salad dressing made with olive oil, red wine vinegar, and honey.

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Feta Cheese Appetizer Recipes

  • Mezze Platter – Mezze is a small platter with multiple appetizers featuring different flavors and textures. With a combination of dips, veggies, and cheeses, including feta, olives, and more, this simple appetizer is perfect for entertaining guests or as a light meal for yourself.
  • Cauliflower Quinoa Fritters – Made with quinoa, bread crumbs, feta cheese, and eggs, these fritters are crispy on the outside and tender and delicious on the inside. They’re perfect as an appetizer or a light lunch and are absolutely delicious with marinara sauce, sour cream, or mashed avocados.
  • Spanakopita Triangles – Phyllo pastry dough is filled with a savory spinach and feta cheese filling for a delicious vegetarian snack. Spanakopita can be a labor of love, but such a treat when made homemade.
  • 7 Layer Mediterranean Dip – This a great party appetizer that will feed a crowd. It’s bursting with fresh and vibrant flavors from hummus, labneh (Mediterranean spreadable yogurt), tomatoes, cucumbers, feta cheese, olives, and green onions. You can change it up and swap traditional Lebanese hummus with beet hummus or roasted red pepper hummus.
  • Baked Feta Dip – Love my TikTok-famous Baked Feta Pasta? You’ll love this appetizer spin as a dip! Packed with vibrant Mediterranean flavors, it’s quick, easy, and made for sharing. Grab some homemade pita chips or your favorite crackers, and dig in!
  • Artichoke Tahini Dip – Served hot, this cheesy dip is made with artichokes, spinach, tahini, Greek yogurt, garlic, onions, and feta cheese. Serve it with crackers, pita chips, or other favorite dippers for game day or just because and watch it disappear!
  • Whipped Feta Dip with Pasta Chips – Have you seen this TikTok sensation? It went wild for a reason. It’s made with cooked pasta tossed with olive oil, parmesan cheese, and spices, and air-fried until crispy. Dip the pasta chips into creamy whipped feta dip for the ultimate appetizer.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What goes well with feta cheese?

As you can see from this collection of feta cheese recipes, there is no shortage of feta pairings. It is a wonderful topping in salads, giving them a salty and creamy kick. Feta cheese also complements fruits like watermelon and peaches, adding a delightful contrast of flavors. Feta also goes great with traditional Mediterranean ingredients like sun-dried tomatoes, vibrant fresh vegetables, and olives, making it a great addition to pasta dishes, pizzas, wraps, and much more!

Do you drain the brine from feta cheese?

When storing feta cheese, you want to leave the brine so the cheese will not dry out. However, if you are using it in recipes, like a casserole, pasta dish, or salads, it’s best to drain the brine and pat the cheese dry so the excess liquid will not affect the consistency of the dish.

Can I freeze feta cheese?

Yes, you can, but as with all cheeses, the texture may change after thawing. If you still want to freeze it, I recommend crumbling it first or cubing it and freezing it to use in cooked dishes like pasta bakes and other dinner recipes with feta cheese.

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Feta Freak!

From breakfast to dinner and everything in between, this collection of feta cheese recipes has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for appetizers, complete meals, or vegetarian recipes with feta cheese, we have you covered. Including this salty and tangy cheese in various dishes, from vibrant salads to feta pasta recipes, couldn’t be easier with this exhaustive list of healthy feta recipes.

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