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whipped feta

Roasted Cauliflower with Whipped Feta

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Roasting
  • Cuisine: Side Dish


This whole roasted cauliflower is delicious served with a spicy whipped feta dip. This recipe is simple to prepare and it’s a great appetizer or side dish for any meal!


  • 1 large head cauliflower, leaves trimmed
  • 6 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 oz feta cheese (see note)
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut the stem of the cauliflower off so the top can sit flush with the bottom of a casserole dish. Remove any green leaves.
  3. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  4. Bake for 60-70 minutes until tender.
  5. While the cauliflower cooks, prepare the whipped feta.
  6. Add the feta and cream cheese to a food processor and blend until chunky.
  7. While the food processor is running on low, add the remaining 4 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 tablespoon at a time until the mixture is smooth.
  8. Transfer to a shallow dish and drizzle with additional olive oil.
  9. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.
  10. Once the cauliflower is done roasting, let cool slightly.
  11. Carefully slice into quarters and divide onto plates or cut into smaller pieces to serve to a group.
  12. When serving, dip the cauliflower into the whipped feta.


You can use crumbled feta but I’d recommend using a block of feta and crumbling it yourself in the food processor. Some crumbled cheeses have anti-caking agents in them which can make it hard to achieve a smooth consistency when blended.

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