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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 | halfbakedharvest.com

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.

Honey Whipped Feta with Garlic Herb Roasted Olives | halfbakedharvest.com

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.

Honey Whipped Feta with Garlic Herb Roasted Olives | halfbakedharvest.com

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 | halfbakedharvest.com

 

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: 113 kcal

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Ingredients

Roasted Olives

Honey Whipped Feta

Instructions

  • 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. Made this today for Father’s Day and me and the wives ATE IT ALL before the husbands even had a chance to try it!! Delicious!!! Will make again soon!!

    1. Hey Molly,
      Thanks so much for trying this recipe, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! Have a great week! xTieghan

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe is ‘died-and-went-to-culinary-heaven’ good! Don’t be deterred if you don’t have block of Greek Feta cheese! I had a new container of Feta Crumble from Costo (less $$) and used that. I added the pepper, cream cheese, and a bit of water to make it a easier to scoop with crusted garlic bread and various raw vegetables. II.WAS.AMAZING! The only thing that upsets me is that I didn’t try this recipe, sooner! 5 STARS

    1. Hey Denise,
      Love to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks for making it and sharing your feedback! 🇺🇸xTieghan

  3. 5 stars
    I made this for my bookgroup. I whipped the feta mixture in my kitchen aid and it came out fine. When I assembled it it looked like there wasn’t going to be enough feta mixture but it was just right. The women LOVED it. Everyone asked for the recipe. It was a hit! Make sure you make it with block feta not feta crumbles bc they aren’t as creamy. I served it with nice cheese crackers.

    1. Hey Antonia,
      Happy Sunday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xTieghan

  4. 5 stars
    A delicious, beautiful appetizer. This was so so easy to make and enjoyed by all. I will def add this to my appetizer lineup!

  5. 5 stars
    Love this recipe and it’s always a hit and everyone wants the recipe! It makes a lot of olives so after garnishing the dip, I chop up the rest along with the garlic and shallots for a tapenade to eat with or without the dip. Super yummy!!

    1. Hey Kristen,
      Block feta will give you the best results:) I hope this recipe turns out amazing for you, let me know if you give it a try! xx

    1. Hey Samantha,
      Yes, either of those will work for you! I hope this recipe turns out amazing, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

    1. Hi there,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so glad it was enjoyed!! Have the best week:) xTieghan

  6. 5 stars
    This was a big hit. Definitely a keeper. Next time I’ll add a few strips of roasted red pepper. It doesn’t need any additions, just like to experiment.

    1. Hey there,
      Happy Sunday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for giving it a try and sharing your feedback! xx

    1. Hey Natalie,
      Happy Friday!! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad to hear it was a winner:) 🌸xx

  7. 4 stars
    A friend made this for a thanksgiving app. I thought it wasn’t only delicious but it looked elegant, so I made it for a Christmas gathering and now I’m making it for st Patrick’s day, it’s not an Irish dish but it hits the spot with everyone. Great dish

    1. Hey Suzie,
      Happy Friday!! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad to hear it was a winner:) 🌸xx

  8. I’ve made this a few times and the crowd goes wild! Absolutely delicious. I’m actually making it right now for Saturday app night. Love the comment about sitting in the closet eating it all lol! Same here. Thanks for the great recipe 😋

    1. Hey Christine,
      Happy Sunday!! Love to hear that you have enjoyed this recipe, thanks so much for making it!! xx

  9. 5 stars
    I almost hid in the closet with the whole bowl and a box of salted rosemary sourdough crackers! ;). Absolutely delicious. I may add a side of roasted red grapes to add a little sweetness if people want (okay, I just want it). So easy and special; perfect for a stay-at-home date night, look like a master chef at a dinner party or just because it’s Thursday!

    1. Hey Julie,
      Happy Wednesday!! Thanks a lot for making this recipe, I am so glad to hear it was enjoyed!! xT

  10. 5 stars
    This recipe is so incredibly easy and incredibly delicious! I kept the recipe as is, and for leftovers stores the olive/oil/toppings separate from the dip and heated it back up later and it still tasted delicious!

      1. 5 stars
        Instead of roasting olive mixture in the oven, I cook it in my cast iron skillet on the stove. Tastes amazing!

        1. Hi Pamela,
          Fantastic!! I love to hear that the recipe was enjoyed, thanks for giving it a try. Have the best week:)) xT

        1. Hi Mary,
          I probably wouldn’t reheat:) If you happen to have leftovers I would repurpose the olives in a salad or pasta salad! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xx

    1. Hey Sue,
      Wonderful! I really appreciate you giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was enjoyed!! xTieghan