25 of Our Favorite Feta Recipes
By now, you’ve probably heard about TikTok’s famous baked feta pasta. The simple yet luscious recipe has taken over the internet in the last couple months — and it may already have graced your dinner table. The star of the recipe? Feta cheese, of course. It’s salty, briny, and creamy all at once, and melts into a seriously luxe sauce in this popular pasta.
We’re thrilled feta is having a moment because we’ve been fans of the cheese for a very long time. It holds endless possibilities: It can be crumbled into salads, blended into dips, and even baked into savory muffins. The TikTok feta pasta is really just the beginning, and these 25 recipes prove just how versatile this cheese can be.
A word to the wise, though: Always opt for whole blocks of feta rather than the containers of pre-crumbled cheese. While convenient, the crumbles usually contain an anti-caking agent, which gives the cheese a dry, hard texture that’s far from the creamy crumbles you really crave. If the blocks are in brine, even better, as the brine keeps the feta extra fresh and moist.
Read more: Here’s What You Need to Know When Buying Feta at the Grocery Store
If you already love what feta does for the TikTok pasta, you’re going to be a big fan of these pasta recipes, too, whether you crumble the cheese into a one-pot orzo or blend it into a pesto-like sauce with broccoli.
Salads with Feta
The fastest way to get feta cheese onto your plate is to crumble a block onto just about any salad. Its salty flavor pairs especially well with naturally sweet veggies like beets, tomatoes, and fennel.
Other Great Feta Recipes We Love
Pastas and salads are just the start when it comes to feta’s potential. Whip feta with Greek yogurt and you have a dip that’s decadent enough to eat straight with a spoon. Tuck crumbles into frittatas and hand pies, or use the cheese in a flavor-packed chicken marinade.