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Spicy Baked Feta (Feta Psiti) Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Spicy Baked Feta (Feta Psiti)

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"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. "

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. Place the feta in an ovenproof baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil. Cover liberally with pepper flakes, and sprinkle with oregano.
  3. Bake, uncovered, in the preheated oven until feta is soft, about 10 minutes.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 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.


39 Ratings

Mar 03, 2011

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 fine that the slice of feta will hold its shape. It won't be spreadable either. But it should be soft and bubbly throughout. You'll want to serve right away, because the feta will harden as it cools. Enjoy!

Aug 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.

Sep 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.

May 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.

Mar 28, 2011

very,very good.. perfect for sharing! But serve as soon as you take it out of the oven..

Dec 09, 2009

I was so glad to see this recipe! This was one of my favorite things to order when I lived in Greece. Greeks tend to shy away from spicy food, so this was a real treat. I've never seen it without a red sauce before, which is how I prepared it. Delicious.


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  • Calories
  • 186 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 15.3 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 8.6 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 635 mg
  • 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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