This whipped feta is topped with roasted tomatoes for a deliciously simple appetizer. Serve it with a crusty baguette or your favorite pita chips for a tasty snack!

whipped feta

Ever since we had whipped feta at a restaurant in New Orleans, I’ve fallen in love with this creamy, tangy dip. I’ve made whipped feta with cream cheese, but I wanted to make a version with Greek yogurt. It has the signature tang that you’d expect and it makes this whipped feta easier to spread.

Of course, I couldn’t let tomato season pass me by without letting the tomatoes in on the action. This part is completely optional, but if you have tomatoes on hand, I highly recommend taking this whipped feta to the next level. No tomatoes? No problem, just add a pinch of red pepper flakes and a sprinkle of fresh basil!

Whipped Feta ingredients

Ingredients & Substitutions

  • Feta– I recommend using a block of feta cheese, not crumbled feta. Crumbled feta contains anti-caking agents which can create a grainy texture when blended.
  • Greek yogurt– I used plain non-fat Greek yogurt. You can use whole milk Greek yogurt if you prefer. Just make sure it’s unsweetened.
  • Olive oil– I recommend a high-quality olive oil like California Olive Ranch.
  • Red pepper flakes– A pinch of red pepper flakes add a nice spicy flavor. If you don’t like spicy flavors, feel free to skip the red pepper flakes.
  • Cherry tomatoes– If you’re adding the burst tomatoes, I like using a colorful variety of cherry tomatoes, but any type of small cherry or grape tomato will be fine.
  • Garlic– A little garlic adds flavor and makes the feta extra fragrant.

The Best Feta Cheese for Whipped Feta

  • Real Greek feta cheese is made from sheep’s milk and that’s what gives feta such a unique flavor. Be sure to check the label because a lot of feta in the United States is made from cow’s milk.
  • Look for a block of feta that is in a solid block and in a container of brine. This will give you a fresher flavor than the kind of cheese that is vacuum-sealed.
  • I do not recommend fat-free feta. You’ll be missing out on all the delicious flavor and it won’t have the same texture. For this recipe, you need the real deal!

How to Make Whipped Feta

How to Make Whipped Feta without a Food Processor

This recipe is easiest in a food processor but if you don’t have one, you can either make it in a blender or with an immersion blender. If using a blender, add the feta, Greek yogurt, and olive oil to a blender and blend until smooth. You’ll need to stop the blender and scrape down the sides frequently. You can also make whipped feta with an immersion blender. Add the ingredients to a tall plastic cup or a small bowl with high sides. Use the immersion blender to blend until smooth. You may need to add a bit of additional oil to get a smooth consistency. For more tips, read this post on how to get the best results from your blender.

What to Serve with Whipped Feta

You can enjoy this whipped feta with a baguette, pita chips, or crackers. You can even use gluten-free crackers if you like. If you’re looking for a lower-carb option, enjoy this whipped feta with bell pepper slices, sweet mini peppers, or cucumber slices.

How to Store Leftovers

The whipped feta can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. I don’t recommend storing the tomatoes, as those are best enjoyed warm.

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whipped feta

Whipped Feta Dip

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This whipped feta is topped with roasted tomatoes for a deliciously simple appetizer. Serve it with a crusty baguette or your favorite pita chips for a tasty snack!


Units Scale

For the whipped feta:

  • 8oz block of feta cheese
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used non-fat)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt to taste

For the burst tomatoes

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes


For the whipped feta:

  1. In a food processor, add the feta and Greek yogurt.
  2. Blend until combined.
  3. While the food processor is running, drizzle in the olive oil.
  4. Continue to blend until smooth.
  5. Transfer to a plate and top with red pepper flakes

For the tomatoes:

  1. In a non-stick skillet, add the olive oil, garlic, and tomatoes and heat over medium heat.
  2. Cook for 10 minutes stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes begin to burst.
  3. Add the tomatoes on top of the whipped feta

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