Spicy Baked Feta with Garlic, Tomato + Artichokes ✨
This warm, perfectly spicy, delicious appetizer, is one that you will make a dozen times and is so simple that you can do it in your sleep.
Wait – what’s a “Pantry Appetizer” you ask? It’s an appetizer comprised of ingredients that I have on my “Pantry Staples” list, that are mostly all shelf stable and things I always have in our pantry. These are PERFECT for when you need something thrown together last minute and don’t have time to run to the store. I actually have a whole series of “Pantry Entertaining” that you’re going to be hearing a lot about soon.
But first, back to the cheese. This is my take on the famous feta pasta that we all saw last year on TikTok. While you can certainly mix all of this up and pour into pasta, I prefer this as an app. Try it- and you’ll see why.
Block of feta
6 cloves of garlic
Whole 2 cups of cherry tomatoes
2 tbsp of EVOO
1-2 tbsp of Trader Joe’s Italian Bamba Sauce (depending on preferred heat level)
Salt + Pepper
Preheat the oven to 350, and place Feta block in the middle of a baking-safe dish- set aside.
In a small bowl, mix together artichokes, tomatoes, EVOO, Bamba sauce, salt and pepper to taste. Spoon over feta, making sure that the majority of the tomato + artichoke mixture is not on the feta.
Pour any remaining oil from the mixture over the top of feta. Sprinkle with another dash of salt, pepper and add in fresh thyme. Pop the baking dish into the oven for 35-40 minutes.
I like to broil for 2 minutes (WATCH CAREFULLY!!!!) or so for some added color. Remove from the oven and serve with baguette slices or crackers.
That’s it! So delicious and easy.