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Leaning into appetizer season here with this quick and delicious Honey Whipped Feta with Garlic Herb Roasted Olives. Herby and garlicky, these roasted olives are served over sweet and creamy honey whipped feta cheese. This is the simplest of appetizers, yet so amazingly GOOD. Serve this dish at all of your upcoming fall parties, game days, and even into the holidays. This is the perfect appetizer for all occasions.

Honey Whipped Feta with Garlic Herb Roasted Olives |

We all know that when it comes to new recipes, I’m mostly about sharing delicious dinners, or something sweet for dessert. It’s just what I gravitate towards.

That said, I’ve been working to create more appetizer recipes for you guys. And with September here (Happy September!) and the fall entertaining season just ahead, I figured, why not get things started.

Which that brings me to this creamy, sweet, salty, and addicting honey whipped feta. Wow, I didn’t realize how much I would love this dish. But I really do, and I am so excited to share it! Plus, sharing it now will give us plenty of time to make it over and over again. This app is great for upcoming dinner parties, Sunday night football, and of course, the nearing holiday season.

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This is really easy, let’s start with the olives

You want to start with the olives, which are truly just a simple two-step process.

Gather up a bunch of mixed olives. I usually pick up a few varieties from Whole
Foods for different colors and flavors. Then toss the olives together with really good olive oil, garlic, shallots, lemon, thyme, oregano, and as always, a nice pinch of chili flakes.

Throw everything into the oven to roast for a bit. As the olives roast, everything caramelizes down and you’ll have the aroma of garlic and herbs in the air.

It’s such a nice dish to have in the oven as guests are arriving.

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Now, whip the the feta

While those olives are roasting, whip up the feta. It’s just feta cheese whipped together with cream cheese (for creaminess), honey, and a pinch of black pepper.

This is easiest to do in a food processor.

What’s great about the feta is that you can make it way in advance and just keep it in the fridge until serving time. I would recommend bringing it back to room temperature before you serve it for the very best flavor.

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Serve everything up

When the olives have finished roasting, spoon the feta into a shallow bowl. Spoon some of the olives and oil over the feta.

Serve the dip with toasted bread or crackers…something with a little crunch is so nice!

Could not be easier, but don’t let the ease fool you, this recipe is always such a show stopper.

I’m excited to have this on rotation for everything coming up this fall. We all need effortless appetizers to help make entertaining stress-free. Whether it’s just with family, or a group of friends, easy entertaining is always appreciated!

Honey Whipped Feta with Garlic Herb Roasted Olives |


Looking for other appetizer recipes? Here are a few ideas: 

Peach Burrata Crostini with Burst Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette

Charred Baby Bell Peppers with Burrata

Everything Ranch Cheese and Pretzel Snack Mix

Baked Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls

Lastly, if you make this Honey Whipped Feta with Garlic Herb Roasted Olives, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!


Honey Whipped Feta with Garlic Herb Roasted Olives

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories Per Serving: 255 kcal

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Roasted Olives

Honey Whipped Feta


  • 1. Preheat the oven to 450° F. In a baking dish, combine the olives, olive oil, garlic, shallot, lemon, thyme, oregano, and a big pinch of chili flakes. Bake 20-25 minutes, until the garlic turns golden and the oil is sizzling.
    2. Meanwhile, whip the feta. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth and creamy. The feta can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
    3. Spoon the feta into a serving bowl and then top with the warm olives. Serve with bread or crackers.
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  1. Love this whipped honey feta!! I used it as a dip for veggies and crackers and also spread it on flatbread with pesto and mozzarella. So good!!

    1. Hey Stephanie,
      Awesome! So glad you have been enjoying the feta, it’s my fave! Have a great Monday! xx

  2. 5 stars
    I made this for book group and served it with crostini. It looks fancy, but is fairly easy to prepare. It was delicious and everyone asked for the recipe. Will definitely make again.

    1. Hey Kim,
      Wonderful!! I appreciate you making this recipe, I’m so glad it turned out well for you! Have a great weekend:)

    1. Hey Laura,
      Happy Monday!!🌞 Thanks so much for making this recipe and sharing your review, I love to hear that it turned out well for you! xx

    1. Hey Rachel,
      Sure, a day in advance should be just fine for you to do:) Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love this recipe! xx

  3. 5 stars
    This is the easiest appetizer you will ever make and it is SOOO delicious. I made twice what I thought I would need and it all got eaten. I was looking for a lighter version, so I swapped the cream cheese for greek yogurt and it was still amazing.

    1. Hey Sabrina,
      Happy Monday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xT

  4. 5 stars
    Insanely delicious!!! Yet another recipe that hits it out of the park! Your recipes are incredible and never disappoint. I don’t know how you do it!

    1. Hey Mandy,
      Happy Sunday!! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try and your comment, so glad to hear it was enjoyed! Thanks so much for your kind message! xT

  5. 5 stars
    My friend introduced me to the recipe and asked me to make it for her. I’ve been making it for every gathering since. It’s so so good. I don’t even measure anymore. Just eye it and make to taste. It’s so delicious!!!!

    1. Hey Obee,
      Happy Friday!!⛄️❄️ I appreciate you making this recipe so often and sharing your review, so glad to hear it always turns out well for you! xT

  6. Hi! At what point do you add the honey? And assuming you blend the cream cheese with the feta? I think the recipe is missing a few steps….

    1. Hi Marie,
      Step 2: combine all of the ingredients….the feta, cream cheese, honey, and black pepper….in a food processor and pulse until smooth and creamy. I hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any other questions! xT

  7. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness was this incredible. Perhaps the most delicious thing I’ve ever eaten. Specifically the whipped feta because I don’t like olives (but my husband and his father said those were amazing, too). I’ve never had whipped feta before and I can’t believe it. My honey was crystallized so I added a splash of rosemary infused olive oil and the creamy dip turned out sublime. Really just can’t believe how good it was!

  8. 5 stars
    This recipe, Honey whipped Feta with olives, and crostini, will be on our menu every Christmas Eve and any entertaining menu between. Delicious! The leftovers warmed up in the microwave the next day were even better. Tiegan, I have yet to make one of your recipes that hasn’t been five stars.

    1. Hey Kym,
      Happy Holidays!!☃️ I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your feedback, so glad to hear it was enjoyed! Thanks for trying so many recipes! xT