Baked Feta Bites are a delicious and easy appetizer or snack that can be made in just a few minutes. They are made by placing slices of feta cheese on a baking sheet and topping them with your choice of vegetables and seasonings. Once baked, the feta becomes soft and creamy, while the vegetables become tender and flavorful. These bites are perfect for parties, game days, or anytime you want a quick and satisfying snack. They are also great for vegetarians and can be easily customized to your preferences. Give them a try and you won’t be disappointed!
Here’s a recipe for Baked Feta Bites:
- 8 ounces feta cheese, sliced into 1/2-inch thick slices
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives, halved
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
Arrange the feta cheese slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Top the feta with the cherry tomatoes, olives, red onion, and parsley.
Drizzle the olive oil over the top and sprinkle with the oregano and red pepper flakes (if using).
Bake the feta bites for 10-15 minutes, or until the feta is soft and the vegetables are tender.
Serve the baked feta bites warm, with crusty bread or crackers for dipping.
You can customize this recipe by using different vegetables or seasonings to suit your taste. Some other tasty options include bell peppers, zucchini, garlic, or basil.
Here are a few more ideas for variations on this recipe:
Mediterranean Baked Feta Bites:
In addition to the ingredients listed above, try adding some sliced cucumber, diced bell peppers, and a sprinkle of za’atar spice mix to your recipe for a Mediterranean twist.
Baked Feta and Tomato Bites:
For a simpler version, omit the olives and red onion and top the feta with cherry tomatoes and a sprinkle of basil and garlic.
Baked Feta and Pepper Bites:
Slice some bell peppers and onions and sauté them in a pan until they are tender. Top the feta with the sautéed peppers and onions and bake as directed.
Baked Feta and Mushroom Bites:
Slice some mushrooms and sauté them in a pan until they are tender. Top the feta with the sautéed mushrooms and bake as directed.
We hope these ideas give you some inspiration for creating your own tasty variations! Enjoy!