Traditionally made from sheep’s and goat’s milk, feta is hands down one of our favourite cheeses to cook with. The white, salty and crumbly cheese is the perfect accompaniment to just about everything, from baked goods to saucy stews and pastas. Read on for our most popular feta recipes ever.
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Feta Tomato Pasta
This pasta recipe went viral back in 2020, but it’s been a perennial favourite of Food Network Canada readers since then. The magic of this recipe is in its simplicity: with just nine ingredients and 25 minutes from start to finish, it’s an ideal weeknight meal that makes feta the star.
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Spinach and Feta Rugelach
We love a savoury spin on a classic dessert, and Molly Yeh‘s rugelach are no exception. Traditionally, crescent-shaped rugelach are a sweet treat starring on Hanukkah and Jewish-holiday dessert tables. With this veggie-filled twist, Molly transforms the cookies into flavourful bites for the dinner table.
Savoury Pumpkin, Feta and Sage Muffins
When fall rolls around we crave pumpkin everything: lattes, dessert, and now, these savoury muffins! The marriage of pumpkin, feta and sage makes for a sweet, salty and earthy flavour that simply can’t be beat.
Ina Garten's Greek Salad
In our minds, Ina Garten can do no wrong, and that certainly applies to her sophisticated take on Greek Salad. Crunchy cucumbers, ripe tomatoes, plump olives and creamy feta cheese pair beautifully with Ina’s mouth-watering homemade vinaigrette made up of garlic, Dijon mustard, oregano, olive oil and red wine vinegar.
Harissa-Braised Chickpeas with Feta
A beautiful medley of Mediterranean flavours, Molly Yeh’s harissa-braised chickpeas with feta make for a delightful plant-based weeknight meal. We love the idea of serving it on top of some crusty bread to make it an extra hearty dish.
Greek-Style Baked Beans With Tomato Sauce and Feta
Feta makes for the perfect casserole topper in this saucy tomato and bean dish. Whether you’re serving it as a vegetarian main, a hearty side or for a big brunch, this dish is just so versatile.
Herby Green Goddess Soup With Avocados and Feta
Loaded with spinach, parsley, mint and basil, this creamy soup is an easy way to get your greens. Topping with feta makes for the perfect salty finish!
Inspired by Mediterranean flavours, these nachos are a twist on the classic, starting with a base of homemade pita chips, then topped with feta, olives, red onion, and tomatoes, and a large dollop of hummus for dipping.