Baked Feta Recipe: A Traditional Greek Feta Appetizer

If you love feta, this baked feta recipe will become your favorite appetizer. This is a popular Greek meze you can find at almost every tavern throughout the country. But you can enjoy this mouthwatering appetizer without visit Greece or a Greek tavern as is so effortless that you can prepare it yourselves. You can serve this meze (this is how we call an appetizer in Greek) as a light meal, along with a Greek salad. Additionally, you can serve it as a side dish to almost anything, from grilled meat to baked vegetables.

This delicious baked feta recipe does not need any cooking skills to prepare. So, the simplicity of Greek cuisine surprises me all the time. This baked feta appetizer requires only several ingredients which likely you already have in your kitchen. I find this recipe handy when I have a last-minute visit and did not have the time to prepare anything special. Serve it with some wine and you will please even your extremely demanding friend!

This baked feta recipe requires the following ingredients: feta cheese, tomato, green pepper (optional), oregano, Greek olive oil, and bukovo spice which is a Balkan spice made of dried red peppers. This spice is popular in Northern Greece can be sweet or chilly depending on the recipe. For this baked feta recipe, I prefer the chilly version.

This authentic baked feta recipe, which serves 4 persons, takes 15 minutes to prepare and around 30 to 40 minutes to bake. Furthermore, you may also find this traditional recipe named feta psiti.

Baked Feta Recipe

Baked Feta - Ingredients

  • 250 g of feta cheese cut in two rectangular pieces.
  • 1 tomato, cut in slices, cut.
  • 1 green pepper, cut (optional)
  • Greek olive oil
  • Oregano
  • Bukovo
  • Aluminum foil, two pieces to cover the cheese pieces.

Baked Feta - How to make

  1. Start this baked feta recipe by washing well the vegetables before cutting them.
  2. Allow the vegetables to dry.
  3. Preheat oven to 180 °C.
  4. Take one piece of feta cheese and put it in the center of the aluminum foil.
  5. Place the cut vegetables on the feta cheese. Sprinkle with oregano and bukovo.
  6. Pour with some Greek olive oil, wrap the aluminum foil.
  7. Repeat the same process for the other feta cheese piece. 
  8. Place into oven and bake for around 30 minutes.
  9. Serve.
You can enjoy baked feta with toasted bread or Greek pita. Enjoy!