Easy baked feta with tomato and olives

· ·
baked feta with tomato and olives

This easy recipe for baked feta with tomatoes and olives makes a delicious hot dip to spoon over bruschetta or a sauce for a pasta.

I had a tub of feta lurking around my fridge for ages, and whilst I like it in small doses, I generally don’t eat a lot o fit. Almost too salty for me, I prefer to crumble it over a salad making it less overpowering.

marinated olives

As for the olives, I while back I tossed a few varieties I had with sliced garlic, lemon zest, and fresh thyme sprigs and allowed this to marinate in the brine in the fridge in a tub. This makes a fabulous snack with drinks, and the olives take on so much of the flavour.

I love Calamata olives cooked in a pasta sauce, so feeling inspired by Greek flavours, I made this little recipe. Its super easy and makes a fabulous addition to a tapas-style lunch or as a picky appetizer snack with drinks.

Recipe | serves 4 – 6 as a snack | easy | 45 mins

  • 1 T olive oil
  • 2 – 3 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 tin of tomatoes
  • 3 T wine (optional)
  • 1 t of chopped oregano (or dried)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 200 g feta (I used Simonsberg plain feta)
  • a handful of baby tomatoes (I used rosa)
  • a handful of Calamata olives

Heat the olive oil in a pan and gently saute the garlic, and add the tin of tomatoes before this goes brown. Add the wine and the oregano and cook for about 20 minutes. season with salt and pepper to taste. *remember to pre-heat your oven to 180 C (350 F) about halfway through the making of the sauce.

Break the feta into medium-sized chunks and arrange in an appropriately sized oven dish. Cover with the sauce and spread this around to evenly distribute. Dot the tomatoes and olives in between all these and bake for around 25 minutes until the sauce is heated through and the feta is lovely and soft.

Serve this with crusty bread, and scoop the sauce on. Quite delicious.

If, and I say if you have any leftover, this makes a fabulous topping on a pizza or spread onto a wrap and rolled up with all manner of fillings.

You may also like:

Whipped feta with roasted tomatoes and garlic

Tomato tart tatin with basil and Parmesan

Tomato & basil crostini with whipped goats cheese

Baked Camembert dip with sundried tomatoes, garlic, and thyme

Roasted peppers stuffed with tomatoes and garlic

Rosmarino pasta with roasted tomatoes, feta and olives

baked feta with olives and tomato


 Find me on Instagram & Pinterest



  1. Gorgeous Recipe! So simple but absolutely mouth watering! Would love to snack on these this weekend! xxx

  2. Will have to try this soon! Looks so delish!

  3. That looks so good. Will definitely try that tomorrow while watching the rugby!!

  4. Charmaine says:

    YUMMYYYY!!! thank you for sharing this great recipe 🙂

  5. The pleasure is all mine Charmaine 🙂 – thanks.

  6. HI Anne, enjoy the rugger. Perfect snack for it.

  7. Thanks Louise, so very easy.

  8. Thanks Anina, have a fab week end.

  9. Charmaine says:

    Hi Sam! Okay I made this yesterday and it was reaalllyyy good! Me and hubby both had seconds and thought it was great 🙂

  10. Hi Charmaine, thanks for letting me know and glad you enjoyed 🙂

  11. Ohhh Wow, do you think if I dab my screen with a bit-o-bread I would be able to taste it?? This really looks num and is on the Christmas list. Thank you

  12. Fantastic idea, Sam!! I love feta and will definitely try this!

  13. Thanks Zirkie 🙂

  14. Flee, you always make me laugh, dab away. 🙂

  15. Hi Sam thanks so much. There are days that I wish computers had a scratch and sniff function… Imagine that LOL… Thanks again for all the fab recipes. Have a stunning evening

  16. Hi Sam this is such a wonderful recipe & i have 2 tubs of feta lurking in my fridge, so i am most certainly going to try it out. Love the pictures.

  17. Thanks Usha! btw, you were fabulous on TV x

  18. I love your site and this is the first recipe I tried last night for our regular wednesday veg braai. We used french loaf to dip and it went well with a green salad and a braai’d butternut. Very very very tasty! it was a great hit and I intend to do this at my future braais too!! Thanks!!

  19. He Jeani, so glad you tried and enjoyed it. I must say it will be featured in my life in the future too and I’m not the biggest feta fan. Thanks for letting me know.

  20. This is right up my ally! I adore feta! And olives! I would never have lurking feta in my fridge 🙂 but i am super keen to try this!

  21. This looks great but where do you find a tin of tomatoes and how many ounces did you use?

  22. HI Lindsay, are you joking re the tomatoes? available in every grocery store in the Western world probably. A can is 13 or 14oz.

  23. Sam, I made it one night and added gnocchi to make it a proper meal and it was deeeeeeelish!!! What a win! So addictive (:

  24. HI Jeani, Oh gnocchi sounds stunning with that.

  25. Barb Greenhill says:

    What exactly is the amount of a tin of tomatoes?

  26. HI Barb, s far as I’m aware the uiniversal tin size is around 400gmns. Its a standard tin.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *