Whipping up a batch of this Whipped Feta with Roasted Olives is like crafting a masterpiece for your taste buds! The tangy feta cheese pairs perfectly with the savory roasted olives, creating an explosion of flavor that will leave everyone craving more.

Whether you’re hosting a party or just treating yourself to a special snack, this appetizer is sure to impress. Grab some pita bread, crackers, or fresh veggies, and get ready to dip into pure deliciousness!

Why We Love This Whipped Feta Recipe

If you haven’t tried a whipped feta recipe yet, you are missing out! The first time we tried it we were instantly enamored!

Creamy, salty, sweet, and savory, it’s everything we never knew we needed. Basically, it was love at first bite, and we knew we had to make it for ourselves.

The first version we made was this one with roasted tomatoes and chickpeas, and it was divine. So, we tested it again – this time with roasted olives, and the results were just as tasty! This recipe is: 

  • Quick to make.
  • Perfect for feeding a crowd. 
  • Full of healthy fats. 
  • Easy to make ahead of time. 
  • And super delicious! 

Ingredients You’ll Need

For this whipped feta recipe, we’re breaking the ingredients down into two parts. First, we’ll go over what you’ll need for the olive topping. Then, we’ll move on to the whipped feta itself. 

For the Olive Topping

  • Olives – We used a combination of green and kalamata olives, but feel free to use whatever you like best! 
  • Shallots – Slightly sweeter than onions, shallots enhance the natural flavors of the olives for an irresistibly savory taste. 
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Used to help crisp up and blister the olives, olive oil also enhances the natural flavors of the dish and adds a boost of healthy fats! 
  • Herbs and Spices – For a savory topping, we included thyme, oregano, salt, and pepper. 

For the Whipped Feta

  • Feta Cheese – Any feta you have on hand can be used. However, for the richest taste, we prefer full-fat versions. 
  • Sour Cream – This helps add extra creaminess and a bit of tang to the feta. 
  • Water or Milk – Some kind of liquid is essential to turning the feta from hard crumbles to a smooth dip. Water works great, but milk creates an extra indulgent appetizer. 
  • Cream Cheese – Perfect for an extra creamy texture, cream cheese also contributes just a hint of sweetness. 
  • Garlic – Fresh garlic cloves complement the shallot in the olive topping perfectly! 
  • Lemon – A squeeze of lemon cuts through some of the heaviness of the fats from the olives and oils, providing a refreshing taste.
  • Honey – We love a bit of honey to create whipped feta that is both sweet and savory. 
  • Salt and Pepper – Use as much or as little as you’d like! 
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Like water or milk, olive oil helps thin out the recipe. 

How to Make the Best Whipped Feta Recipe with Roasted Olives

Just like we did with the ingredients, we’re breaking down the instructions into two parts. Once prepared, they are easily combined to complete the dish! Here’s what to do: 

How to Roast Olives

  1. Preheat the oven to 400° Fahrenheit
  2. Add all of the ingredients to a baking dish
  3. Toss well. 
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes
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For the Whipped Feta

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a food processor
  2. Pulse until smooth and creamy. 
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Putting It All Together

  1. Spread the whipped feta on a large serving plate. 
  2. Top with the roasted olives. 
  3. Garnish with extra seasonings and a drizzle of olive oil. 
  4. Enjoy!

Serving Suggestions

When it comes to pairing this irresistible whipped feta, the sky’s the limit! Here are some delicious ideas to get your creative juices flowing: 

  • Pita Chips
  • Warm Pita Bread
  • Naan Bread
  • Crostini
  • Sliced Veggies

Storage

This recipe is best served right away. However, if placed in an airtight container it will stay fresh for up to 3-4 days in the refrigerator

More Whipped Feta Recipes

Whipped Feta Recipe with Roasted Olives

4.96 from 45 votes
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 8 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
This whipped feta recipe is a hearty, creamy appetizer that pairs perfectly with pita bread, naan, and more!

Ingredients  

  • 6 ounces pitted green olives
  • 6 ounces pitted kalamata olives
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 sliced shallots
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Whipped Feta

  • 8 ounces feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 Tablespoons water or milk
  • 8 ounces block cream cheese
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-5 cloves garlic
  • extra virgin olive oil for garnish

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a baking dish add both olives, olive oil, shallots, thyme, oregano, salt, and pepper. Toss everything together. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Set aside to slightly cool.
    6 ounces pitted green olives, 6 ounces pitted kalamata olives, 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 3 sliced shallots, 2 teaspoons dried thyme, 2 teaspoons dried oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • In the food processor add all the ingredients for the whipped feta dip. Pulse until smooth. Spread the dip on a plate.
    8 ounces feta cheese, 1/3 cup sour cream, 2 Tablespoons water or milk, 8 ounces block cream cheese, 1/2 lemon, juiced, 1 Tablespoon honey, salt and pepper to taste, 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, 2-5 cloves garlic
  • Top with roasted olives. Garnish with an extra drizzle of and extra virgin olive oil!
    extra virgin olive oil for garnish

Video

Notes

Note: 2 cloves of garlic give it a great flavor, if you prefer a stronger garlic flavor add up to 5 cloves.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 1216mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 388IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 298mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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79 Comments

  1. Question: could you pre-bake the olives a few hours early and then just warm them last minute? I am bringing them to an event and I’m not sure I’ll have the time or pans to do the full 30 min cook while there… Thank you!

    1. We haven’t tested it but think it would work. We would love to know how it goes if you try it out!

      Xo,
      Alia & Radwa

    1. We’re so happy to hear this! Thank you for trying it out and taking the time to leave a review, Karen. 😊

      Xo,
      Alia & Radwa

  2. 4 stars
    Please change 1/2 lemon to “The Juice of 1/2 lemon” or “1/2 Lemon Juiced” as it reads now you are adding a full half of a lemon into the food processor and grinding it up with the feta mix. This is not what you show in the video or what you mean to be saying.

    We have made the recipe and it is very good. I would give it 5 stars if not for the poor writing.

    1. Thanks for catching that, Matthew! We have updated the recipe card and are so glad you enjoy the recipe.

      Xo,
      Alia & Radwa

  3. I’m making this today so I may not get an answer In Time…if I make the cheese part and put it in the fridge for later, will it get hard as cream cheese does? I want to prepare it ahead of the guests arriving. Thank you!

  4. I’m confused by:
    1/2 tsp salt and pepper.
    Is this 1/4 tsp of each?
    Then on the next line it says 1/2 tsp of pepper.

    1. Sorry for the confusion, Karen! We have updated the recipe. It should be 1/2 teaspoon of each, adjusted to taste. Hope this helps!

      Xo,
      Alia & Radwa

      1. 5 stars
        This is the BEST appetizer I’ve ever made! Wouldn’t change a thing. I’ve already made it twice for game nights! Everyone LOVES it!

  5. I made this lovely dip for a small gathering. I have a fair amount of it left over and am wondering if I could freeze it to take to a family gathering next weekend for Christmas??? I hate to see it go to waste😔
    Would appreciate your help/advice!!

  6. Question….. the garlic… when is that added? Does it go in with the olives while roasting, or as a garnish at the end?

  7. 5 stars
    Wow! This is so easy to make and absolutely delicious! I used Za’atar seasoning on the olives only because it’s what I had. I also used plain Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream and Neufetchel for the cream cheese. This made such a beautiful dip and already know I will be making this often for gatherings. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

      1. I’m thinking of making for a party. Does it travel well? Is it OK if olive mix has cooked or is it better warm?

        1. It should travel fine! We recommend keeping the feta spread and olives separate. Then, warming the olives and assembling the two just before serving.

          Xo,
          Alia & Radwa

  8. 5 stars
    I have made this many times — everyone loves it! To serve I cut a french baggette into small 1/4 inch slices brushed with olive oil and baked for 7-12 minutes at 400 (right after the olives come out). They are toasty and even a touch chewy — a delicious third layer for this incredible dip. Thank you Food Dolls — I love your recipes!

  9. 5 stars
    Fantastic!

    Made it for two separate parties in two days, everyone asked for the recipe!!!

    Smooth, creamy, incredibly flavourful and super easy!

    A definite hit!

  10. 5 stars
    This was fantastic! I added more garlic, as I love lots of garlic. I also chopped the olives after roasting them to make it easier to scoop & eat.

  11. 4 stars
    First attempt at the Feta/ olive dip. The flavor seems good but no amount of pulsing or just running the food processor gets it as smooth as yours appears. What is the best way to make the gritty feta smooth?

    1. What kind of feta did you use? Is it really dry as you’re processing? You can add a splash of milk if it’s too thick! Let us know how it turned out!

  12. Hello! I am confused as to when to add the garlic. I didn’t see any garlic in the video. Do we add it to the topping or to the dip? Really excited to take this for Christmas . Thank you

      1. well I hope i didn’t just ruin it. when you print the recipe, it says 5 cloves garlic for the whipped feta potion. please fix.

      2. I’m curious why you eliminated the garlic from the recipe. My niece made it on Dec 11 for our Family Christmas and it had 5 cloves and the dip was phenomenal.