Whipped Feta Dip May Be Our New Favorite—Here's How to Make It

You're going to want to put this tangy, creamy, whipped feta on everything.

We really love the creative cheese recipes trending in the social media world. But most of the viral videos—so far—lean on the sweet side (for instance, air-fried Oreos, peanut butter cups, and crème brûlée), so when whipped feta started making the rounds on TikTok and Instagram, we were thrilled to have a savory recipe to test. One bite and we were hooked. At this point, you might be wondering: what is whipped feta? There are a few variations out there (such as this one by the amazing Ina Garten) but the most popular recipe of the moment is by Jamie Milne of @everything_delish. It features a blend of feta, cream cheese, olive oil, honey, and lemon zest. From there, it's topped with roasted tomatoes, for a super simple and delicious appetizer. Let's make it.

whipped feta on black plate with roasted tomatoes and herbs
Katlyn Moncada

How to Make Whipped Feta

When buying your ingredients, go for a block of feta, not the tub of crumbled, which might seem more convenient. In fact, the crumbled cheese contains anti-caking agents, which make it less creamy, and therefore, not as easy to achieve the dip texture you want.

  1. Start by roasting one cup of cherry tomatoes, or mini heirloom tomatoes, in ⅓ cup olive oil with some salt and pepper in a 350ºF oven for 20 minutes. This is an optional addition, so if you're not into tomatoes, move right on to the next step.
  2. In a food processor ($40, Bed Bath & Beyond) combine one 8-ounce block of feta (crumbled by you), ½ cup of olive oil, ¼ cup whipped cream cheese, and ¼ cup of water. Blend two to three minutes, and as needed, scrape down the sides to keep everything combined.
  3. Add 2 Tbsp. honey, the zest of one lemon, some ground black pepper, and salt. (You can leave the salt out, since feta is already salty, or just add a little to taste.) Blend the ingredients another one to two minutes.
  4. Move your whipped feta to a serving bowl. Top it with roasted tomatoes, fresh herbs (try thyme and oregano), then drizzle some of the olive oil from the tomato pan. For more heat, add some extra black pepper and/or crushed red pepper flakes.
  5. Enjoy your dip with toasted (or grilled) bread slices, fresh vegetables, or crackers.

If you love cheese (especially feta), this is going to be a new favorite appetizer or addition to your charcuterie board. The tanginess paired with the sweet roasted cherry tomatoes is wonderful, but you can leave the tomatoes off and just drizzle the dip with olive oil. On her TikTok, Milne shared a few variations for the no-tomato crowd. One alternative is to top the dip in roasted garlic and onion, or roasted olives. For a lighter version, try our whipped feta recipe featuring Greek yogurt.

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