This Greek Baked Feta with Tomatoes is a spicy mouthwatering Mediterranean dish that captures the essence of Greek cuisine. This easy recipe is a delightful combination of spicy peppers, rich ripe tomatoes, and creamy feta cheese. It is often enjoyed as a main course accompanied by crusty bread, or it can be served as an appetizer or side dish.
During our time in Greece, we had the delightful opportunity to enjoy this dish at numerous tavernas. It offers a burst of flavors and makes a comforting experience.
At the heart of this dish is the Feta cheese, a traditional Greek cheese made from sheep’s milk. Known for its rich and tangy flavor, Feta is the perfect complement to the sweet notes of the juicy ripe tomatoes and peppers. It is essential to use a good quality Feta cheese in brine that will make this dish a favorite among cheese lovers.
To prepare this amazing Greek baked dish, first slice the tomatoes into thick rounds and layer on the bottom of a baking dish. Cut the red pepper, green chili pepper and the onion into slices and arrange on top of the tomatoes. Cut the Feta cheese into thick slices and arrange over the layers of tomatoes and peppers. Top the Feta with the remaining tomato, pepper and onion slices.
We like to add tasty herbs like oregano and thyme, giving the dish a lovely smell and earthy taste. A good drizzle of olive oil finishes the dish, giving it a delicious richness and making the taste even better.
Place the dish in the oven and bake to perfection. The heat of the oven melds the flavors together, resulting in a harmonious blend of tangy, sweet notes. The cheese becomes slightly golden creating a delightful contrast in textures.
How to make Greek baked Feta with tomatoes
Star by preheating the oven to 425°F (220°C). Take the ripe tomatoes and cut them into thick slices, then set them aside. Proceed to slice the red pepper, onion and green chili pepper, and set them aside as well. Take the feta cheese and cut it in half, then slice each half lengthwise.
Now, it’s time to layer the ingredients. Start by arranging the tomatoes, peppers, onions, and green chili slices. Enhance the flavors by seasoning with oregano, chili flakes, a moderate amount of salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Remember not to overdo the salt since Feta in brine is already quite salty. Drizzle a generous amount of olive oil over the layered ingredients.
Next, place the feta cheese slices on top of the arrangement. Add the remaining tomatoes, peppers, onions, and green chili to complete the layers. Once again, season with oregano, chili flakes, a touch of salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Give another good drizzle of olive oil for added moisture and flavor.
Transfer the dish to the preheated oven and bake for about 35-40 minutes, until the feta cheese becomes soft and the vegetables turn tender. Before serving, garnish with fresh thyme to enhance both the taste and visual appeal. Serve the Greek Baked Feta with Tomatoes as a main course with crusty bread or enjoy it as a delectable side dish.
Whether you’re a fan of Greek cuisine or simply looking to explore new flavors, this Greek Baked Feta with Tomatoes is a must-try recipe that shouldn’t be missed. If you give this recipe a try, feel free to share your photos with me on Instagram. Would love to see how it turns out for you.
What to serve Baked Feta with
This Baked Feta with Tomatoes can be served as a main dish alongside some crusty bread or it can be served as an appetizer or side dish. Here are few ideas you can choose from.
In terms of bread you can serve with this easy to prepare Crusty Homemade Bread, Classic Foccacia, Homemade Baguette or easy Homemade Breadsticks. This Sourdough Bread with its crispy crust and soft elastic crumb is one of the best choices for this dish.
If you plan to serve this baked feta as a side dish here are some great options. We love to serve this with these Crispy Roasted Potatoes, Crispy Sliced Roasted Potatoes or with these Roasted Sweet Potatoes. This dish goes perfectly alongside this Stuffed Chicken Breasts or Whole Roasted Chicken and a fresh salad.
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Greek Baked Feta with Tomatoes
- 7 oz (200g) Feta cheese , 1 block
- 1 pound (450g) ripe tomatoes
- 1 small red onion , about 2.5 oz – 75g
- 1 red pointed pepper , about 3 oz- 90g
- 1 long green chili pepper
- 1 tsp tsp dried oregano
- chili flakes
- extra virgin olive oil
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).
- Cut the ripe tomatoes into thick slices and set aside.
- Cut the red pepper and green chili pepper into slices and set aside.
- Cut the red onion into thin slices and set aside.
- Cut the feta cheese in half. Cut each into half lengthwise.
- Start to layer the tomatoes, peppers, onions and green chili.
- Season with oregano, chili flakes, salt and freshly ground black pepper. Don’t use too much salt, as Feta in brine is already very salted.
- Add a good drizzle of olive oil.
- Arrange the feta cheese slices on top.
- Top the feta with the remaining tomatoes, peppers, onions and green chili.
- Season again with oregano, chili flakes, some salt and freshly ground black pepper.
- Add a good drizzle of olive oil again.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes until Feta is soft and vegetables are tender.
- Add some fresh thyme for flavor and color and serve with crusty bread or as a side dish. Enjoy!