Baked Feta Bruschetta

baked feta bruschetta with toasted bread

Baked Feta Bruschetta is an easy Mediterranean style small plate made with cherry tomatoes and olives, baked until the cheese is soft and spreadable, the olives are warm and mellow, and the tomatoes have burst into a juicy sauce.

baked feta bruschetta on a platter

My baked feta bruschetta was inspired by TikTok’s viral baked feta recipe

I don’t know about you, but I don’t get my best recipe ideas from TikTok. I tried it and didn’t think it was all that, but then I had a better idea. This is a much tastier way to do the whole baked feta thing. It’s easy, decadently healthy, and will become your new favorite appetizer.

Baked feta with tomatoes and olives

feta bruschetta is so simple!

Pile it all in a baking dish and bake ~ then smear it all over toasty slices of bread and you’ve got appetizer (and maybe even dinner) sorted.

what you’ll need

  • a block of feta cheese, and I highly recommend sourcing the good stuff. Imported Greek feta made from sheep’s and/or goat’s milk is milder than American cow’s milk feta, so even if you think you don’t like feta, give this a try.
  • good olive oil, extra virgin is tastiest.
  • cherry tomatoes, red or multis.
  • pitted olives, use your favorite, but full flavored fresh olives from an olive bar are best. 
  • shallot, gives a lovely mild onion flavor.
  • capers, these tiny berries add the perfect briny touch.
  • fresh thyme, you can also use dried thyme or an Italian herb blend.
  • a baguette to slice and toast

baked feta cheese in a gratin dish with toasted bread

appetizer prep!

Baked feta is ideally suited to making ahead. You can toast the bread and assemble the dish early in the day. Put the cooled bread in a zip lock baggie, and store the feta right in the pan, covered in plastic, in the fridge. Bake it when ready.

a baguette being sliced for bruschetta

toast bread for bruschetta the easy way

slice a fresh loaf of bread

  • Start with a very fresh loaf of bread. Slice the bread nice and thin, and on the diagonal, so you’ll have more ‘real estate’ for the dip.

brushing slices of bread with olive oil

brush with olive oil

  • Olive oil adds flavor and crunch to toasted bread. Without it toasted bread can be rock hard. I brush only one side of the bread, but you can do both if you like.

toast under the broiler

  • Put your baking tray on the second rung down under the broiler flame and toast just until golden around the edges.  Flip to toast the other side. For an extra special flavor, slice a clove of garlic in half lengthwise and rub the cut edges over the surface of your toasts.

toasting bread in the oven

how to served baked feta

I serve it piping hot with your toasted bread. Provide a spoon or spreading knife for serving and lots of napkins. If it cools down, no worries, this is fine at room temp as well, although the cheese will firm up as it cools.

You could serve this ‘TikTok’ style by stirring in your favorite cooked pasta. It makes an amazing sauce.

Make this a full meal by throwing in some small raw shrimp before baking. Add a simple green salad, some white wine, and you’re done.

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Baked Feta Bruschetta

Baked Feta Bruschetta is an easy Mediterranean appetizer with juicy tomatoes, mellow olives, and soft, spreadable cheese ~ it's so delicious!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 10 servings
Calories 92kcal
Author Sue Moran

Equipment

  • 1 1/2 qt baking dish or the equivalent, mine is an 8x10 oval

Ingredients

  • olive oil
  • 1 shallot, peeled and minced
  • 7 ounce brick sheep's milk feta cheese, cut in 1/4 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup pitted olives Note: amounts are approximate, feel free to use more.
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved Note: amounts are approximate, feel free to use more.
  • 2 Tbsp capers
  • salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, optional
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves, or you can use one teaspoon of an Italian herb blend

Instructions

  • preheat oven to 375F
  • Lightly coat the bottom of your baking dish with olive oil. Scatter the shallots over top.
    olive oil and shallots in a baking dish
  • Add the feta cheese to the dish.
    cubes of feta cheese in a baking dish
  • Add the olives. You can slice larger olives if you like, and keep smaller ones whole.
    olives and feta cheese in a baking dish
  • Top with the tomatoes.
    ingredients for baked feta bruschetta in an oval baking dish
  • Add salt, pepper, and herbs. Take a fork and gently mix everything together, taking care not to break up the feta too much. Drizzle a little more olive oil over the surface.
    baked feta ready for the oven
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes until bubbling. Serve hot with toasted bread.
    baked feta on toasted bread

Cook's notes

 

To make baguette toasts

  • slice a fresh baguette on the diagonal into thin slices.
  • arrange on a single layer on a baking sheet.
  • brush lightly with olive oil
  • broil until golden, then flip.
  • broil until golden on the other side.

Nutrition

Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 373mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 1mg
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although theviewfromgreatisland.com tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

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  • Reply
    Mary
    April 21, 2021 at 5:58 am

    5 stars
    Looks like I need to buy ingredients and make this ASAP! My mouth is watering…

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